Expressway Passes

Driving is a great way to explore Japan at your own pace and is especially recommended in rural areas, where public transport services are infrequent. As expressway tolls can soon add up, tourists should consider purchasing an expressway pass, which allows for unlimited use of expressways in a specified area for a set period of time and for a flat daily fee.

Expressway passes use ETC (electronic toll collection) system cards issued by rental car companies, so drivers do not need to stop at tollgates. Prices below do not include the cost of the rental car or ETC card.

Central Nippon Expressway Pass (CEP)

For use in the central Japan region. Download the map here.

Period

Available until October 31st, 2016

Eligibility

Pricing

Consecutive Days CEP Round Tour Area Optional Area – Nagoya Expressway Pass (NEP)
2 days 5,000 yen 1,500 yen *
3 days 6,000 yen
4 days 7,000 yen
5 days 8,000 yen
6 days 9,000 yen
7 days 10,000 yen
8 days 11,000 yen 2,000 yen *
9 days 12,000 yen
10 days 13,000 yen
11 days 14,000 yen
12 days 15,000 yen
13 days 15,500 yen
14 days 16,000 yen

*Purchasing the unlimited NEP on its own is not possible

Further information

Visit the official site

Hokkaido Expressway Pass (HEP)

For use in Hokkaido. Download the Expressway Map here.

Period 

Available until March 2017

Eligibility

Pricing

Consecutive days Price Reference, cost per day
2 days 3,600 yen 1,800 yen
3 days 5,100 yen 1,700 yen
4 days 6,200 yen 1,550 yen
5 days 6,700 yen 1,340 yen
6 days 7,200 yen 1,200 yen
7 days 7,700 yen 1,100 yen
8 days 8,200 yen 1,025 yen
9 days 8,700 yen 967 yen
10 days 9,300 yen 930 yen
11 days 9,800 yen 891 yen
12 days 10,300 yen 858 yen
13 days 10,800 yen 831 yen
14 days 11,300 yen 807 yen

Further information

Visit the official site

Kyushu Expressway Pass (KEP)

For use in Kyushu.

Period

Available from September 1, 2016

Eligibility

Pricing

Consecutive days Price
2day 3,500 yen
3day 4,500 yen
4day 5,500 yen
5day 6,500 yen
6day 7,500 yen
7day 8,500 yen
8day 9,500 yen
9day 10,500 yen
10day 11,500 yen

Further information

Visit the official site

Tohoku Expressway Pass (TEP)

For use in the Tohoku (northern Honshu) area.

Period

Available until September 30, 2016

Eligibility

Pricing

Consecutive days Price Reference, cost per day
2 days 4,000 yen 2,000 yen
3 days 5,500 yen 1,833 yen
4 days 7,000 yen 1,750 yen
5 days 7,500 yen 1,500 yen
6 days 8,000 yen 1,333 yen
7 days 8,500 yen 1,214 yen
8 days 9,000 yen 1,125 yen
9 days 9,500 yen 1,056 yen
10 days 10,000 yen 1,000 yen
11 days 10,500 yen 955 yen
12 days 11,000 yen 917 yen
13 days 11,500 yen 885 yen
14 days 12,000 yen 857 yen

Further information

Visit the official site

All information is based on data as of February 2016 and is subject to change without notice.