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JR-West Rail Pass

West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) was formed with the split-up and privatization of Japanese National Railways in April 1987. In addition to its mainly rail-based transportation business serving 18 prefectures in the western half of the island of Honshu and the northern tip of the island of Kyushu

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1 Day Pass (¥2,200) is cheaper than one way from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

Famous sightseeing spot around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe can be accessed

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JR-West Rail Pass (Kansai Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA” and local trains (including Rapid and Special
Rapid services) with non-reserved seats, and West JR Bus in the area.
* Not valid on the Shinkansen or Limited Express trains other than the Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA”.
* Not Valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka ⇔ Kyoto)

Price 1 Day :
Adult : ¥2,200 , Child (6-11 years) : Half Price

Price 2 Days :
Adult : ¥4,300 , Child (6-11 years) : Half Price

Price 3 Days :
Adult : ¥5,300 , Child (6-11 years) : Half Price

Price 4 Days :
Adult : ¥6,300 , Child (6-11 years) : Half Price

how to purchases

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Covers the Kansai area, including travel from Kansai Airport to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama, Shiga, Tsuruga, Iga-Ueno and within those areas. (Does NOT include Shinkansen or Limited Express trains [other than “Haruka“])

Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid trains are below

  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains ‘HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.’
    * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori)
    – Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines
  • JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Hiroshima⇔Hakata)
  • Bullet Train “TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
  • Bullet Train “KYUSYU SHINKANSEN” (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)
Exchange order for Kansai-Area Pass in Japan

  • Kyoto, Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Sannomiya
  • Kansai-airport
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Kansai Area

Osaka Castle

1. Osaka Castle
Access: Osakajokoen Station.
The castle tower is surrounded by secondary citadels, gates, turrets, impressive stone walls and moats.
The park is one of Osaka’s most popular hanami spot during the cherry blossom season, which usually takes place in early April.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

2. Fushimi Inari Shrine
Access: Inari Station.
It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The most foreign visitors come to Fushimi Inari Shrine is to explore the mountain trails, the shrine buildings themselves are also attractive.

 Horyuji temple

3. Horyuji Temple
Access: Horyuji Station.
Horyuji is one of the country’s oldest temples and contains the world’s oldest surviving wooden structures.It was designated a world heritage site in 1993. Horyuji Temple was founded in 607 by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with the early promotion of Buddhism in Japan.

Iga Ninja Museum

4. Iga Ninja Museum
Access: Iga Ueno Station.
Iga Ninja Museum delivers a comprehensive ninja experience: it consists of a ninja residence, two exhibition halls and a stage which hosts ninja shows. Visitors are given a guided tour around the house with explanations on its various contraptions.

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Price Pass is cheap compare Shin Osaka-Okayama return ticket

From Osaka or Kyoto no need to exchange go to Tottori Station

Visit Kinosaki Onsen were discovered in Kinosaki around the 8th century

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JR-West Rail Pass (Kansai Wide Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (including NOZOMI and MIZUHO, between Shin-Osaka and Okayama), Limited Express and local trains (including Rapid and Special Rapid service) in the area with non reserved seats, Kyoto Tango Railway, Wakayama Electric Railway. and West JR Bus in the area.
* Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO”.
* Not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka <-> Kyoto)

Price 5 Days :
Adult : ¥9,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥4,500

how to purchases

route kansai wide area pass

Covers all of the Kansai region, like Kansai Airport, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji + other areas of interest outside of Kansai including Okayama, Kurashiki, Shirahama, Kinosaki Onsen, Takamatsu and the Shingu area. (Includes some Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Nara
  • Kobe
  • Osaka
  • Okayama
  • Kyoto
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid Trains are below:

*Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train “Sanyo Shinkansen” (Shin-Osaka <-> Okayama)
*Non-reserved seats on Express Trains “Haruka, Kuroshio, Thunderbird, Kounotori, Super Hakuto (Kyoto <0> Kamigori) etc”
*A separate fare is required for traveling on Super Hakuto (Kamigori <-> Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori <-> Tottori)
*Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines.

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “Tokaido Shinkansen” (Shin-Osaka <-> Tokyo)
  • Bullet Train “Sanyo Shinkansen” (Okayama <-> Hakata)
  • Bullet Train “Kyushu Shinkansen” (Hakata <-> Kagoshima-Chuo)
Exchange order for Kansai WIDE Area Pass in Japan

  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Sannomiya
  • Kansai-airport
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
  • Toyooka
  • Kinosakionsen
  • Fukuchiyama
  • Ayabe
  • Nishi-Maizuru
  • Higashi-Maizuru
  • Okayama
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Kansai Wide Area

Okayama Castle

1. Okayama Castle
Access: Okayama Station.
The main building of Okayama Castle is the six story castle keep. The keep’s interior is modern and displays exhibits on the history and development of the castle. Only one of Okayama Castle’s original buildings escaped destruction, the Tsukimi Yagura (“moon viewing turret”), which dates back to 1620.

Takamatsu Castle

2. Takamatsu Castle
Access: Takamatsu Station.
Takamatsu Castle, also known as Tamamo Castle, was built in 1590 adjacent to the Seto Inland Sea.
At the center of the castle park stands the Hiunkaku building with large tatami rooms. Constructed in 1917 as a residence and governmental office, it is used today as an exhibition space and a community hall where tea ceremony and flower arrangement classes are held.

Himeji Castle

3. Himeji Castle
Access: Himeji Station.
Himeji Castle is widely considered as Japan’s most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds. Most visitors to Himeji Castle enter the castle via the Otemon Gate into the admission-free third bailey (Sannomaru).

The Tottori Sand Dunes

4. The Tottori Sand Dunes
Access: Tottori Station.
Tottori is most famous for its sand dunes, the largest in Japan, which cover over 30 square kilometers of coast to the north of the city center.

kansai hiroshima area pass

Cheaper than Osaka-Hiroshima return ticket

Easy Access to Miyajima (Rabbit Island)

Buy Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass and Travel Osaka or Kyoto

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JR-West Rail Pass
(Kansai-Hiroshima Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (including NOZOMI and MIZUHO, between Shin-Osaka ad Hiroshima), Limited Express and local trains (including Rapid and Spcial Rapid services) in the area with non-reserved seats, the JR-West Miyajima Ferry, Kyoto Tango Railway, Wakayama Electric Railway and West JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus in the area.
*Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and ” MIZUHO”.
*Not valid on Takaido Shinkansen (Shun-Osaka ⇔ Kyoto/ Maibara)
Price 5 Days :
Adult : ¥13,500 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥6,750

how to purchases

route Kansai Hiroshima area pass

Covers travel in Kansai area + route from Kansai Airport to Okayama, Hiroshima and Takamatsu. Includes the JR-West Miyajima Ferry. (Includes some Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid trains are below

  • Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Hiroshima)
  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains ‘HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.’
    * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori)
    – Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines
  • JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Hiroshima⇔Hakata)
  • Bullet Train “TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
  • Bullet Train “KYUSYU SHINKANSEN” (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)
Exchange order for Kansai-Hiroshima Area Pass in Japan

  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Sannomiya
  • Kansai-airport
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
  • Toyooka
  • Kinosakionsen
  • Fukuchiyama
  • Ayabe
  • Nishi-Maizuru
  • Higashi-Maizuru
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Kansai Hiroshima Area

Shukeien Garden

1. Itsukushima Shrine
Access: Miyajima Station.
The shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide. The shrine complex consists of multiple buildings, including a prayer hall, a main hall and a noh theater stage, which are connected by boardwalks and supported by pillars above the sea.

Himeji Castle

2. Himeji Castle
Access: Himeji Station.
Himeji Castle is widely considered as Japan’s most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds. Most visitors to Himeji Castle enter the castle via the Otemon Gate into the admission-free third bailey (Sannomaru).

Fushimi Inari Shrine

3. Fushimi Inari Shrine
Access: Inari Station.
It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The most foreign visitors come to Fushimi Inari Shrine is to explore the mountain trails, the shrine buildings themselves are also attractive.

Todaiji Temple

4. Todaiji Temple
Access: Nara Station.
Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. Todaiji’s main hall, is the world’s largest wooden building, despite the fact that the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple hall’s size. Temple visitors will also encounter some deer from the adjacent Nara Park

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Buy and enjoy attraction places!

Cheaper than Osaka-Hakata Return Trip

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JR-West Rail Pass
(Sanyo-San`in Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (including NOZOMI and MIZUHO, between Shin-Osaka and Hakata), Limited Express and local trains (including Rapid and Special Rapid services) in the area (Including Chizu Express) with reserved or non-reserved seats in ordinary card, JR-West Miyajima Ferry and West JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus in the area.
*Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “Nozomi” and “Mizuho”
*Not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka⇔Kyoto / Maibara)
*Not valid on the conversational lines within JR Kyushu (e.g. between Hakata and Shimonoseki)
Price 7 Days :
Adult : ¥19,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥9,500

how to purchases

route Sanyo Sain in area pass

In addition to the Kansai area, it covers the route between Shin-Osaka and Hakata. Includes the JR-West Miyajima Ferry. (Includes some Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
  • Matsue
  • Miyajima
  • Hakata
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid trains are below (Reserved seats)

  • Reserved seats on SANYO SHINKANSEN (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata)
  • The Limited EXPRESS ‘HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, YAKUMO, SUPER HAKUTO (INCL.Kamigori⇔Chizu) etc.’
  • Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines
  • JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
  • Bullet Train “KYUSHU SHINKANSEN” (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)
Exchange order for Sanyo – San’in Area Pass in Japan

  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Sannomiya
  • Kansai-airport
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
  • Okayama
  • Sakaiminato
  • Yonago
  • Tottori
  • Matsue
  • Hiroshima
  • Shin-Yamaguchi
  • Shimonoseki
  • Kokura
  • Hakata
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Sanyo Sa’in Area

Nanzoin Temple

1. Nanzoin Temple
Access: Hakata Station.
The reclining Buddha of Nanzoin Temple, in Sasaguri, Fukuoka, is 11m tall, 41m long and thought to be the longest existing bronze Buddha statue in the world.

Shukeien Garden

2. Itsukushima Shrine
Access: Miyajima Station.
The shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide. The shrine complex consists of multiple buildings, including a prayer hall, a main hall and a noh theater stage, which are connected by boardwalks and supported by pillars above the sea.

The Tottori Sand Dunes

3. The Tottori Sand Dunes
Access: Tottori Station.
Tottori is most famous for its sand dunes, the largest in Japan, which cover over 30 square kilometers of coast to the north of the city center.

Todaiji Temple

4. Todaiji Temple
Access: Nara Station.
Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. Todaiji’s main hall, is the world’s largest wooden building, despite the fact that the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple hall’s size. Temple visitors will also encounter some deer from the adjacent Nara Park

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Travel to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and additional Okayama, Kanazawa and many more

Price pass cheaper than Osaka-Toyama return ticket

7 Days unlimited ride

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JR-West Rail Pass
(Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (Including NOZOMI and MIZUHO, between Shin-Osaka and Okayama), Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Kanazawa and Joetsumyoko), Limited Express and local trains (including, Rapid and Special Rapid service) in the area with non reserved seats, Kyoto Tango Railway, Wakayama Electric Railway and West JR Bus in the area.

  • Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO”.
  • Not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka ⇔Kyoto / Maibara)
  • Not valid on the Hokuriku Shinkansen “KAGAYAKI”, as all seats are reserved.
  • If traveling on the Himi, Johana or Nanao lines. Limited Express services can also be used as an exception, if no stops are made on the IR Ishikawa Railway and Ainokaze Toyama Railway services. Liner fare is payable if using the Rapid “AINOKAZE LINER” operated by the Ainokaze Toyama Railway.

Price 7 Days :
Adult : ¥15,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥7,500

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route Kansai Hokuriku area pass

Covers the routes between Kansai Airport and the Hokuriku area (Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui), as well as travel within the Kansai area. (Includes some Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Toyama
  • Kanazawa
  • Nara
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
  • Okayama
  • Kyoto
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid Trains are below:

  • Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train “HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN” (Kanazawa⇔Kurobe-Unazukionsen)
  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains ‘THUNDERBIRD’ etc.
  • Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN” (Kurobe-Unazukionsen⇔Tokyo)
  • Not valid for the IR Ishikawa Railway or the Ainokaze Toyama Railway.
    • As a special exception, the pass can be used for the Himi, Johana, or Nanao lines only if the pass-holder does not alight from the IR Ishikawa Railway Kanazawa⇔Tsubata) or the Ainokaze Toyama Railway (Takaoka⇔Toyama).
      Limited express trains can be used on the IR Ishikawa Railway Kanazawa⇔Tsubata).
      If using the Ainokaze Liner rapid service on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway, a separate “liner fare” is required.
Exchange order for Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass in Japan

  • Toyama
  • Shin-Takaoka
  • Kanazawa
  • Komatsu
  • Fukui
  • Tsuruga
  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Sannomiya
  • Kansai-airport
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
  • Toyooka
  • Kinosakionsen
  • Fukuchiyama
  • Ayabe
  • Nishi-Maizuru
  • Higashi-Maizuru
  • Okayama
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Kansai Hokuriku Area

Himeji Castle

1. Himeji Castle
Access: Himeji Station.
Himeji Castle is widely considered as Japan’s most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds. Most visitors to Himeji Castle enter the castle via the Otemon Gate into the admission-free third bailey (Sannomaru).

Shitennoji Temple

2. Shitennoji Temple
Access: Tennoji Station.
Shitennoji is one of Japan’s oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. The temple grounds stands a treasure house that displays paintings, scriptures and other valuable belongings of the temple in periodic, themed exhibitions.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

3. Fushimi Inari Shrine
Access: Inari Station.
It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The most foreign visitors come to Fushimi Inari Shrine is to explore the mountain trails, the shrine buildings themselves are also attractive.

Kenrokuen Garden

4. Kenrokuen Garden
Access: Kanazawa Station.
Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is justifiably classified as one of Japan’s “three most beautiful landscape gardens” alongside Mito’s Kairakuen and Okayama’s Korakuen. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.

okayama hiroshima yamaguchi area pass

Let’s Travel Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi from Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Okayama Airport!

Cheaper than Fukuoka-Okayama Return Ticket

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JR-West Rail Pass
(Okayama – Hiroshima – Yamaguchi Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (Including NOZOMI and MIZUHO, between Hakata and Okayama), Limited Express and local trains (including Rapid services) in the area with non-reserved seats, the JR-West Miyajima Ferry and Chugoku JR Bus in the area.
*Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and “Mizuho”
*Not valid on Sanyo Shinkansen (Okayama ⇔ Shin-Osaka)
*Not valid on the conventional lines within JR Kyushu (e.g. between Hakata and Shimonoseki)
Price 5 Days :
Adult : ¥13,500 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥6,750

how to purchases

route Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi in area pass

Recommended for travelers

  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima
  • Hakata
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid trains are below

  • Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Okayama⇔Hakata)
  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains
  • Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines
  • JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)
  • Unlimited rides on Chugoku JR route buses.
  • Usable at “EKIRIN” rent-a-cycle shops within the pass’s usage area.

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama)
  • Not usable on conventional lines on Kyushu Island.
Exchange order for Okayama – Hiroshima – Yamaguchi Area Pass in Japan

  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Kansai-airport
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Shin-Yamaguchi
  • Shimonoseki
  • Kokura
  • Hakata
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

1. Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Access: Kokura Station.
This garden is two stunning tunnels made with numerous wisterias, one is approx 80 m long and other is 110 m long. Both of tunnels are covered with beautiful wisterias in various colours, creating overwhelming views. A large number of over 20 kinds wisterias in a 10,000 square meters area.

Miyajima Island

2. Miyajima Island
Access: Miyajima Station.
Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site.

Hiroshima Castle

3. Hiroshima Castle
Access: Hiroshima Station.
Hiroshima developed as a castle town, whereby the castle was both the physical and economical center of the city. Built in 1589 by the powerful feudal lord Mori Terumoto, Hiroshima Castle was an important seat of power in Western Japan. While it was spared the demolishment that many other castles met during the Meiji Restoration, like the rest of the city, Hiroshima Castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945.

Okayama Castle

4. Okayama Castle
Access: Okayama Station.
The main building of Okayama Castle is the six story castle keep. The keep’s interior is modern and displays exhibits on the history and development of the castle. Only one of Okayama Castle’s original buildings escaped destruction, the Tsukimi Yagura (“moon viewing turret”), which dates back to 1620.

hiroshima yamaguchi area pass

Let’s Travel Yamaguchi and Hiroshima from Fukuoka Airport and Hiroshima Airport!

Cheaper than Fukuoka-Hiroshima Return Ticket 5 Days unlimited ride

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JR-West Rail Pass
(Hiroshima – Yamaguchi Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (including NOZOMI ad MIZUHO, between Hakata and Mihara). Limited Express and local trains (Including Rapid service) in the area with non-reserved seats, JR-West Miyajima Ferry, and Chugoku JR Bus in The area.
*Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO”
*Not valid on the convertional lines within JR Kyushu (e.g, between Hakata and Shimonoseki)
Price 5 Days :
Adult : ¥11,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥5,500

how to purchases

route yamaguchi hiroshima in area pass

Covers the route from Hakata to Yamaguchi and Hiroshima. Includes travel on the JR-West Miyajima Ferry. (Includes some Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Onomichi
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima
  • Hakata
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid trains are below

  • Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Mihara⇔Hakata)
  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains
  • Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines
  • JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Mihara⇔Shin-Osaka)
  • Bullet Train “TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
  • Bullet Train “KYUSHU SHINKANSEN” (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)
Exchange order for Hiroshima – Yamaguchi Area Pass in Japan

  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Kansai-airport
  • Hiroshima
  • Shin-Yamaguchi
  • Shimonoseki
  • Kokura
  • Hakata

Place Interest Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area

Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge

1. Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge
Access: Nagatoshi Station.
It’s one of Japan’s most picturesque spots and was ranked 3rd in the world in the best seller “Shinu made ni Ikitai! Sekai no Zekkei (Places to go before you die! Picturesque World Views)” It’s used often in Japanese commercials or shooting locations for TV dramas and it’s especially famous for car commercials (Lexus, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Swift, etc.).

Rukikoji Temple

2. Rurikoji Temple
Access: Yamaguchi Station.
Rurikoji is a Buddhist temple in Yamaguchi City, best known for its five-storied pagoda that is a national treasure. Built in 1442, the pagoda is justifiably ranked among Japan’s three greatest, alongside those of Horyuji Temple near Nara and Daigoji Temple in Kyoto. Interestingly, the pagoda predates Rurikoji as an institution, which was established only in the late 1400s.

Miyajima Island

3. Miyajima Island
Access: Miyajima Station.
Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site.

The Atomic Dome

4. The Atomic Dome
Access: Hiroshima Station.
Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, the Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the suffering caused by war and nuclear weapons and the true value of peace. the Atomic Bomb Dome was located almost directly underneath the explosion, it somehow avoided complete destruction and the remains of the building still stand today.

sain okayama area pass

Enjoy much more cheap trip if to use with Kansai Wide Area Pass

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JR-West Rail Pass
(San`in – Okayama Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Limited Express and local trains (Including, Rapid service) in the area (Including the Chizu Express Line) with non-reserved seats.
Price 4 Days :
Adult : ¥4,500 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥2,250

how to purchases

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Covers routes within the San’in and Okayama areas. (Does NOT include Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Okayama
  • Matsue
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid trains are below

  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains ‘YAKUMO,SUPER HAKUTO (INCL.Kamigori⇔Chizu) etc.’
  • Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “SANYO SHINKANSEN” (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata)

Exchange order for San’in – Okayama Area Pass in Japan

  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Kansai-airport
  • Okayama
  • Sakaiminato
  • Yonago
  • Tottori
  • Matsue
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Sa’in Okayama Area

Matsue Castle

1. Matsue Castle
Access: Matsue Station.
Matsue Castle was completed in 1611, a few years after the last decisive battle of feudal Japan. In 1638, the fief and castle were reassigned to a branch of the Matsudaira clan, relatives of the ruling Tokugawa. In addition to touring the castle’s main keep and grounds, visitors can also enjoy a river boat cruise around the castle moat.

Okayama Castle

2. Okayama Castle
Access: Okayama Station.
Also known as “crow castle” due to its black exterior, was built in 1597 in the style of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period. The main building of Okayama Castle is the six story castle keep. The keep’s interior is modern and displays exhibits on the history and development of the castle.

The Tottori Sand Dunes

3. The Tottori Sand Dunes
Access: Tottori Station.
Tottori is most famous for its sand dunes, the largest in Japan, which cover over 30 square kilometers of coast to the north of the city center.

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Experience taste seafood and enjoy beautiful garden at Kanazawa

Can ride Hokuriku Shinkansen

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JR-West Rail Pass (Hokuriku Area Pass)

Get unlimited rides on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Kanazawa and Kurobe-Unazukionsen), Limited Express and local trains (including Rapid services) in the area with non-reserved seats, and West JR Bus in the area.
*Not valid on the Hokuriku Shinkansen “KAGAYAKI”, as all seats are reserved.
*If travelling on the Himi, Johana or Nanao lines. Limited Express services can also be used as an exception, if no stops are made on the IR Ishikawa Railway and Ainokaze Toyama Railway service. Liner fare is payable if using the Rapid “AINOKAZE LINER” operated by the Ainokaze Toyama Railway

Price 4 Days :
Adult : ¥5,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥2,500

how to purchases

route Hokuriku area pass

Covers the routes between Kansai Airport and the Hokuriku area (Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui), as well as travel within the Kansai area. (Includes some Shinkansen travel)

Recommended for travelers

  • Toyama
  • Kanazawa
Noted:

  • Adult: 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • Child 6-11 years old when an exchange order issued or a rail pass purchased
  • An Adult’s or Child rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free
  • The infants from the third one will require Child’s rail passes for each
  • Babies aged under 1 year old can be accompanied for free
  • Child’s rail passes will be required for each infant in the following situations:
    • When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
    • When infants travel by themselves

Valid Trains are below:

  • Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train “HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN” (Kanazawa⇔Kurobe-Unazukionsen)
  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains ‘THUNDERBIRD’ etc.
  • Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines

These trains below cannot be used

  • Bullet Train “HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN” (Kurobe-Unazukionsen⇔Tokyo)
  • Not valid for the IR Ishikawa Railway or the Ainokaze Toyama Railway.
    • As a special exception, the pass can be used for the Himi, Johana, or Nanao lines only if the pass-holder does not alight from the IR Ishikawa Railway Kanazawa⇔Tsubata) or the Ainokaze Toyama Railway (Takaoka⇔Toyama).
      Limited express trains can be used on the IR Ishikawa Railway Kanazawa⇔Tsubata).
      If using the Ainokaze Liner rapid service on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway, a separate “liner fare” is required.

Exchange order for Hokuriku Area Pass in Japan

  • Toyama
  • Shin-Takaoka
  • Kanazawa
  • Komatsu
  • Fukui
  • Tsuruga
  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Kansai-airport
  • Travel Service Center OSAKA

Place Interest Hokuriku Area

Fukui Dinosaur Museum

1. Fukui Dinosaur Museum
Access: Fukui Station.
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is an excellent museum dedicated to dinosaur research and education. It is recognized as one of the top dinosaur museums in the world, and is the largest of its kind in Japan.

Kenrokuen Garden

2. Kenrokuen Garden
Access: Kanazawa Station.
Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is justifiably classified as one of Japan’s “three most beautiful landscape gardens” alongside Mito’s Kairakuen and Okayama’s Korakuen. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.

21th century museum

3. 21th Century Museum
Access: Kanazawa Station.
The architecture of the 21st Century Museum is unique and distinguishes it from other museums and buildings around Kanazawa. The museum is comprised of a circular building, 112.5 meters in diameter, with no facade or main entrance. It was designed without a front or back to discourage its patrons from approaching the museum, and consequently its art, from only one direction.

Toyama Castle Park

3. Toyama Castle Park
Access: Toyama Station.
Toyama Castle Park covers the former grounds of Toyama Castle in central Toyama. The castle keep was dismantled during the Meiji Period but was rebuilt in 1954 in ferro-concrete. Some parts of the castle’s walls and moats remain, as well.

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Experience the nature and traditions of Hokuriku along one of JR’s newest routes.

Enjoy economical unlimited travel from Tokyo and Osaka to the Hokuriku area!

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Hokuriku Arch Pass

Unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo to Kanazawa), limited express, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on “HARUKA”) and all Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.
Price :
Adult : ¥24,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥12,000

how to purchases

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The pass can be used for traveling between Tokyo & Osaka

Recommended for travelers

  • Kyoto
  • Kobe
  • Nara
  • Fukui
  • Kanazawa
  • Toyama
  • The pass will be valid for seven consecutive days from the first day of use.
  • The pass will be valid at 12:00 a.m. from the start day to 12:00 a.m. on the last day (all times Japan Standard Time). However, if the validity period expires while riding a train on the last day, the pass will be valid for the fare until the following day so long as the passenger does not exit the station, and for ticket fees so long as the passenger does not depart the train.

Eligibility

  • Hokuriku Arch Pass is available to any person holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan and enters Japan with a “short-term stay” resident status.
  • ※To be eligible as a short-term resident, the following requirements must be met:
    • A stay of up to 90 days with the intent of tourism, etc.
    • A passport stamp signifying the short-term stay status, provided by Immigration when arriving in Japan.

    ※Residents of Japan, including those with permanent residence abroad, are not eligible for the pass.

Exchange Order Valid
The exchange order will be valid for three months from the date issued.
Ex.: If the exchange order is issued on May 2, it will be valid until August 1.

Exchange order location in Japan for JR West

  • Kansai Airport
  • Osaka
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Kanazawa
  • Toyama

Place Interest Hokuriku Arch Area

Shitennoji Temple

1. Shitennoji Temple
Access: Tennoji Station.
Shitennoji is one of Japan’s oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. The temple grounds stands a treasure house that displays paintings, scriptures and other valuable belongings of the temple in periodic, themed exhibitions.

Todaiji Temple

2. Todaiji Temple
Access: Nara Station.
Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. Todaiji’s main hall, is the world’s largest wooden building, despite the fact that the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple hall’s size. Temple visitors will also encounter some deer from the adjacent Nara Park

Fukui Dinosaur Museum

3. Fukui Dinosaur Museum
Access: Fukui Station.
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is an excellent museum dedicated to dinosaur research and education. It is recognized as one of the top dinosaur museums in the world, and is the largest of its kind in Japan.

Kenrokuen Garden

4. Kenrokuen Garden
Access: Kanazawa Station.
Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is justifiably classified as one of Japan’s “three most beautiful landscape gardens” alongside Mito’s Kairakuen and Okayama’s Korakuen. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.

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Unlimited rides on limited express of JR conventional lines for visiting
popular Gero-Onsen, Takayama, Toyama, Kanazawa, Kaga-Onsen!

Unlimited rides on buses convenient for visiting World Heritage listed Shirakawa-go, Gokayama!

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Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

Unlimited rides on JR conventional lines running between Nagoya, Gero, Takayama - Toyama, and linking Kansai-airport, Osaka City area, Kyoto, Kaga-Onsen - Kanazawa, and “Hokuriku Shinkansen” running between Kanazawa - Toyama!
Price :
Adult : ¥14,000 , Child (6-11 years) : ¥7,000

how to purchases

route Hokuriku area pass

The pass can be used for traveling between Nagoya & Osaka

Recommended for travelers

  • Shin-Takaoka
  • Kanazawa City
  • Gokayama
  • Fukui
  • Shirakawa go
  • Tayama
    You must be a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sightseeing, with an entry status of “Short-term Stay”. “Short-term Stay” entry, according to the Japanese Immigration Control Act, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or up to 90 days for sightseeing, etc. If you apply for a stay for sightseeing when you enter Japan, the immigration officer will stamp or seal your passport as “Short-term Stay”. In order to use the pass, your passport must bear this stamp or seal.
  • Even if you have an MCO with you, you cannot exchange it for a pass unless you have an entry status of “Short-term Stay”. (If you enter Japan with any other status such as “Trainee”, “Entertainer”, or “Re-entry Permit”, you cannot change your MCO for the pass. Please note that the concept of “Short-term Stay “under the Japanese Immigration Control Act is completely different from what is commonly referred to as a “short-term visit”.)
  • In the event that you are unable to exchange your MCO for a pass because you fail to meet the eligibility requirements, we are not liable to provide any compensation for the use of JR lines, etc. while you are in Japan.
  • If you are unable to exchange, you can return your MCO to the overseas travel agency from which you have purchased it for a refund. (* You may be charged a separate commission, etc.)
  • If you have any questions about the MCO, please contact the travel agency where you made your purchase directly.
  • When using automatic gates at the airport, no stamp or seal will be affixed onto your passport; therefore, please have a stamp or seal affixed by using a manned automatic gate or asking attendants to do so.

Exchange order location in Japan for JR West

  • Tokyo
  • Shiragawa
  • Shin-Yokohama
  • Nagoya
  • Takayama
  • Komatsu
  • Kanazawa
  • Toyama
  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Osaka
  • Kansai-Airport
  • Chubu Centrair Airport

Place Interest Takayama Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

Fukui Dinosaur Museum

1. Fukui Dinosaur Museum
Access: Fukui Station.
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is an excellent museum dedicated to dinosaur research and education. It is recognized as one of the top dinosaur museums in the world, and is the largest of its kind in Japan.

Kenrokuen Garden

2. Kenrokuen Garden
Access: Kanazawa Station.
Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is justifiably classified as one of Japan’s “three most beautiful landscape gardens” alongside Mito’s Kairakuen and Okayama’s Korakuen. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.

Toyama Castle Park

3. Toyama Castle Park
Access: Toyama Station.
Toyama Castle Park covers the former grounds of Toyama Castle in central Toyama. The castle keep was dismantled during the Meiji Period but was rebuilt in 1954 in ferro-concrete. Some parts of the castle’s walls and moats remain, as well.

Type and Duration JR West Rail Pass

Type Duration Price (Japanese Yen) Reservation
Adult Child
Ordinary Car
Kansai Area
1 Day ¥2,200 ¥1,100 Book Now
2 Days ¥4,300 ¥2,150 Book Now
3 Days ¥5,300 ¥2,650 Book Now
4 Days ¥6,300 ¥3,150 Book Now
Ordinary Car
Kansai Wide Area
5 Days ¥9,000 ¥4,500 Book Now
Ordinary Car
JR Sanyo-San’in Area
7 Days ¥19,000 ¥9,500 Book Now
Ordinary Car
Kansai Hiroshima Area
5 Days ¥13,500 ¥6,750 Book Now
Ordinary Car
Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area
5 Days ¥11,000 ¥5,500 Enquire Now
Ordinary Car
Kansai Hokuriku Area
7 Days ¥15,000 ¥7,500 Enquire Now
Ordinary Car
Hokuriku Area
4 Days ¥5,000 ¥2,500 Enquire Now
Ordinary Car
San’in Okayama Area
4 Days ¥4,500 ¥2,250 Enquire Now
Ordinary Car
Hokuriku Arch
7 Days ¥24,000 ¥12,000 Book Now

Advance Purchases from H.I.S. Travel Malaysia

Purchase an exchange order (MCO: Miscellaneous Charges Order) at H.I.S. Travel
*Once issued, MCO must be exchanged in 3 months.

After entering in Japan, present the MCO with a passport at exchange locations, fill out an application with necessary details, and exchange for your JR PASS destination area pass

Availability and Use

  • A rail pass is available and usable all year around.
  • A rail pass is purchasable up to 1month in advance of the first day of use.
    • Currently, reservations can be made using online booking between 27 and 2 days in advance. Reservations cannot be made more than 27 days in advance.
  • A rail pass is valid for consecutive days.
  • The validity of a rail pass starts from 12 a.m.

Eligibility

– A rail pass user must be holding a passport issued by a foreign government.

– A rail pass user must be entering in Japan as a “Temporary Visitor”.

*”Temporary Visitor” is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.