Tokyo Monorail

Access to Haneda by Tokyo Monorail is covered now! Japan Rail Pass new rules

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail is included in the pass.

As of October 21, 2010, you can use Tokyo monorail that is operated between Haneda airport and Hamamatsucho (浜松町) by Japan Rail Pass. But you cannot exchange the actual pass because there is no Japan Railway station at Haneda airport. That means you cannot take Tokyo Monorail with no extra charge by Japan Rail Pass right after arrival at Haneda airport.

If you want to have more informations about access to Haneda, please refer this page.

Condition changed for taking Aoimori Railway

As of December 4, 2010, JAPAN RAIL PASS can be used for Aoimori Railway Line in the limited cases. If you want to take Ominato line at Noheji station, you can use Aoimori Line from Aomori or Hachinohe. But you cannot get off the train in Aoimori Railway line. And also if you use the overnight train, you have to pay the regular fare and surcharge for Aoimori Railway.

The reason why Japan Railway change the condition is starting to operate Tohoku Shinkansen between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori. Before Tohoku Shinkansen was started to operate between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori, this line was owned by Japan Railway. But after that, this section was transfered to the private company, Aoimori Railway. Ominato line was no longer connected with any Japan Railway lines.

Kyushu Shinkasen will be started to operate between Shin-Yatsushiro and Hakata on March 12, 2011. This section will be owned by JR Kyushu after that. I think we will not have any big changes. But Japan Railway did not announce anything about using Japan Rail Pass for Kyushu Shinkansen’ fastest train “Mizuho” and Tohoku Shinkansen’ fastest train “Hayabusa“. I will keep checking and let you know as soon as possible.

*Hayabusa except Gran Class can be used by Japan Rail Pass. But Mizuho cannot be used by Japan Rail Pass.

Find your hotels in 218 cities throughout Japan!!!

Weekly Mansion Shinagawa Tokyo Weekly apartment for your long stay
Mystays Inn Kamata Tokyo Only 5 minutes from JR Kamata

10 thoughts on “Access to Haneda by Tokyo Monorail is covered now! Japan Rail Pass new rules”

  1. Why the japan rail pass official website state that the JR exchange office is also located at Haneda airport international terminal (JR east travel service center)? I stay overnight at Hotel Mystay Haneda and plan to exchange my JR pass next morning at Haneda airport. It is possible to use Tokyo monorail to tokyo station using the JR pass after exchange at Haneda airport?

  2. Hello Takeshi,

    We will be leaving Tokyo on May 20, 2014 from Haneda Airport. Our flight leaves at 9:15 am and we are staying at Hotel Gracery. We need to figure out how best to get to Haneda Airport as the limousine buses do not leave early enough to accommodate our flight. What is the best way to get to Haneda airport? Most economic way?


        1. Okay, Toni.
          Take Toei Asakusa line subway from Higashi-Ginza. Some of the trains go directly to Haneda. You may need to transfer at Sengakuji, but it’s in same station. The fare about 500-600 yen.


          Takeshi / JP Rail

  3. Hi Takeshi,

    Do you mind to take a look on my itinerary and kindly advise whether it’s best for me to buy JR pass?

    20-24 Feb: Tokyo
    24-25 Feb: Kawaguchiko
    25-28 Feb: Kyoto (then back to Tokyo for leaving Japan)


    1. Hi Penny,

      If you use 7 days pass, it will work. So you can start to use it on Feb 22 and finish on Feb 28. 14 days pass is too expensive and try to use it for long distance trip.


      Takeshi / JP Rail

Before you leave your comment, please see the conditions below.
  • Your comment will not be shown until I approve. When you submit your comment, the page will be reloaded but nothing happens. Your comment will be shown when I approve. Please click submit only once and wait for my approval.
  • Please do not ask me to make your itinerary. Because I am not your personal travel agent. I am very happy to check your itinerary. But please try to make the plan by yourself. In this website, there are lots of resources to make your plan.
  • Please do not ask me about the access to your hotel. You can google your hotel and find it at hotel website or google map easily.
  • I cannot recommend any hotels other than which I have stayed. Basically I cannot talk about hotels in this site. The number of hotels are too many to talk about by my experience.
  • If you want to ask me which pass suits your plan, please tell me your detailed itinerary and location to stay. I cannot choose any deals without the detailed itinerary because I have to compare the total single fare and deals.
  • Please do not ask me to reply to your inquiry by email. In this website, I would like to share all information with any readers. I do not communicate with you directly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *