We are skiers wanting to catch the Shinkansens from Nagano to Appi Kogen,18 Feb for a skiing holiday, and 10 days later back to Narita Airport.
The best pass for us is the JR East Tohoku pass, as it covers all the area, except the very start from Nagano to Sakudaria.
If I exchange my voucher,for a pass when I first arrive in Narita on the 7 Feb, and I choose the starting date from my first day of travel on 18 Feb, from Nagano to Appi Kogen, is it possible to get the tickets at Nagano service centre, to travel from Sakudaira to Appi Kogen, even though it is out of pass area? ( I understand that I will also need to pay for a separate ticket from Nagano to Sakudaria). Or is this not possible, and I will need to get off the train at Sukudaira, which is the start of the pass area and buy my tickets and wait for the next Shinkansen? Or how can I get my tickets on that day?