The JR East and JR West companies have introduced the JR Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass, which gives unlimited access to JR trains between Tokyo and Osaka, such as the Hokuriku Shinkansen which connect Tokyo and Kanazawa, to JR trains connecting Tokyo to Narita and Haneda Airports, and to JR trains from Osaka to Kansai International Airport, as well as certain non-JR lines in the Hokuriku Region during 7 consecutive days.
Travellers will also be able to travel between the two Japanese megacities of Tokyo and Osaka while making stops in the Japanese Alps, in cities such as Karuizawa, Nagano, Toyama, and Kanazawa, nicknamed "Little Kyoto" and well-known throughout the country for its artisans' ateliers and its magnificent garden, Kenrokuen. From this coastal city, you can connect to Kyoto by passing by Fukui and Lake Biwa, before visiting the ancient capital of Nara and bubbling Osaka.
A child price (6 to 11 years of age) is available for this pass.Access to trains is free for accompanied infants aged 5 years or under. Japanese passport holders can NOT use this pass.