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

Please read these terms and conditions before you leave a comment.
  • Your comment will not be displayed until I approve it. When you will leave a comment, the page will just reload and nothing will happen. But if I approve the comment, your comment will be displayed. Press submit only once and wait for the comment to appear.
  • Please refrain from asking me to create a itinerary. I'm not your personal travel agent, so I do not accept making itineraries from scratch. This site provides you with a lot of information. Please refer to them and make your own itinerary. I will be happy to advise you on the itinerary.
  • Please refrain from asking how to get to the hotel you are staying at. I think that is the first thing to check when choosing a hotel. Also, I think that any hotel nowadays explains how to access it on the official website. First, try google the hotel name.
  • Please refrain from asking me which hotel to recommend. I can comment on the hotels I actually stayed at, but I can't judge on other hotels.
  • If you ask me the rail pass that fits your itinerary, please explain your travel plan in as much detail as possible. I can't choose the best pass on the rough itinerary.
  • I will not answer your question by email. I manage this website with a policy of sharing all information, including questions received from readers. Some readers read past comments carefully. Please note that I do not personally interact with readers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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