The Japan Rail Pass is the most convenient way to travel throughout Japan, there are also other types of passes that are limited to regional use.
Similar to the nationwide Japan Rail Pass, Regional Passes allow the same unlimited travel benefits on designated Japan Rail trains, buses, and ferries within that region.
You can start using your pass with a trip from either Narita, Haneda, New Chitose, or Hakodate Airport. You can hop aboard the Shinkansen Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate Hokuto.
The following sites can provide you with more details about these regional passes. Vouchers can be exchanged at designated locations.