How to use JR-West

Purchasing Tickets

Types

Ticket Classification

Question

What kinds of tickets are available?

Answer

Tickets are classified into the following general categories:

Regular Tickets

Regular tickets that can be purchased from station ticket offices and ticket vending machines.

ICOCA

A smart card that can be charged up with cash in advance and used by touching the card on a panel on the ticket gate for smooth travel.

Tickets for Overseas Visitors

Special tickets such as rail passes and ICOCA & HARUKA set tickets for overseas visitors with a "short-term stay" status of residence.

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