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Valid Train Routes

Sanyo-San'in Area Click  to see sightseeing information

Map Map

Hakata Himeji Kobe Hiroshima Miyajima Okayama Yamaguchi Osaka Kyoto Nara
  • ・ Sanyo-San'in Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map
  • ・ 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)

Prices

Validity period Booking online or purchasing passes from a travel agent overseasSpecial early-bird discount!
7-day
Adult
19,000YEN
Child
9,500YEN
Validity period Purchasing passes from a JR-West station after arriving in Japan
7-day
Adult
20,000YEN
Child
10,000YEN

ATTENTION!!

  • Be careful when buying tickets at the station of JR-WEST after visiting Japan without making a reservation on the Internet, the price becomes more expensive.
  • When getting a ticket at the station, please be sure to show the "Booking Confirmation" sent at the time of reservation completion. If you can't show this, we'll sometimes sell at the purchase price (¥20,000) at the station.
  • Reservations can be made using online booking between 27 and 2 days in advance. Reservations cannot be made more than 27 days in advance.
  • - 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's 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:
      • 1. When accompanied infants use Reserved seats by themselves
      • 2. When infants travel by themselves

Eligibility

Temporary visitor's visa

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

※外国での永住権を持っているお客様を含め、日本国籍のお客様は使用できません。

- 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.

Purchasing a rail pass

Purchasing Exchange Order through a Travel Agency outside Japan

  • Step 1. Purchase an exchange order (MCO: Miscellaneous Charges Order) at sales locations outside Japan.
  • Step 2. After entering in Japan, present the MCO with a passport at exchange locations, fill out an application with necessary details, and exchange for Sanyo-San'in Area Pass.
    • * MCO exchange locations:
      Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Sannomiya, Kansai-airport, Nara, Wakayama, Okayama, Sakaiminato, Yonago, Tottori, Matsue, Hiroshima, Shimonoseki, Kokura, Hakata

Booking Online and Picking Up at JR-WEST Ticket Office

  • Step 1. Book Sanyo-San'in Area Pass online, receive Booking Confirmation e-mail containing reservation number, and print out the e-mail.
    *Please print out the Booking confirmation e-mail and bring it to your pick up station to collect your rail pass.
  • Step 2. After entering in Japan, fill out an application with necessary details and present these items below at a pick up station;
    • (1) a printout of Booking Confirmation e-mail
    • (2) a passport
    • * Pick up station:Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Kansai-airport, Hiroshima, Hakata
  • Step 3. Pay for Sanyo-San'in Area Pass by cash or credit card.
Stations accepting online reservations
Station Office Hours Station Map
Kyoto 5:30 - 23:00 iPDF(226KB)
Shin-Osaka 5:30 - 23:00 iPDF(232KB)
Osaka 5:30 - 23:00 iPDF(238KB)
Kansai-airport 5:30 - 23:00 iPDF(233KB)
Hiroshima 5:30 - 23:00 iPDF(226KB)
Hakata 5:30 - 23:00 iPDF(232KB)

Before clicking the "Agree" button to proceed to the Application form, ensure that you have read and understood the following:

Read the Conditions of On-line Reservation before making a reservation.
Refer to our Privacy Policy for details on the treatment of personal information.

Caution:
A Visitor may reserve Sanyo-San'in Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
Reservations can be made using online booking between 27 and 2 days in advance.
Reservations cannot be made more than 27 days in advance.

*Please print out the Booking confirmation e-mail and bring it to your pick up station to collect your rail pass.

* Changes to reservation details must be made at least 2 days in advance.

Purchasing at JR-WEST Ticket Office

  • Step 1. After entering in Japan, fill out an application with necessary details and present these items below at sales locations;
    • a passport
    • * Sales locations:
      Tsuruga, Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Kobe, Shin-Kobe, Sannomiya, Himeji, Nijo, Uji, Saga-Arashiyama, Kyobashi, Tsuruhashi, Tennoji, Shin-imamiya, Bentencho, Nishikujo, Kansai-airport, Nara, JR-Namba, Wakayama, Okayama, Sakaiminato, Yonago, Tottori, Matsue, Hiroshima, Shin-Shimonoseki, Shimonoseki, Kokura, Hakata
  • Step 2. Purchase Sanyo-San'in Area Pass by cash or credit card.

Caution: A Visitor may purchase Sanyo-San'in Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.

About Credit Card Payment

  • ・ The following credit cards can be accepted as payment at JR-WEST stations.
    • * Only the card holder can use the credit card.

Credit CardPayment

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.
    • * 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.

Train Accommodations

  •  Sanyo-San'in Area Pass is usable.
  •  Additional separate tickets are required

* When additional tickets are required, obtain the tickets at a JR-WEST station before boarding.

Train Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" in the valid area (Shin-Osaka ↔ Hakata)
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,Reserved Seating Ordinary Car,Non-reserved Seating Ordinary Car,Private Compartment
Validity  *1    *2
Train Limited Express /
Express Trains in valid area
Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/
Local Services in the valid area
Ferries
Type First Class(Green)/
Sleeper Car
Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Liners, etc. Miyajima Ferry
Validity  *1   -   *3  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 3 Separate Liner Tickets or numbered tickets are required.
  • * 4 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.
Train Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" in the valid area (Shin-Osaka ↔ Hakata)
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,Reserved Seating Ordinary Car,Non-reserved Seating Ordinary Car,Private Compartment
Validity  *1    *2
Train Limited Express /
Express Trains in valid area
Type First Class(Green)/
Sleeper Car
Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *1
Train Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/
Local Services in the valid area
ferries
Type Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Liners, etc. Miyajima ferry
Validity -   *3  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 3 Separate Liner Tickets or numbered tickets are required.
  • * 4 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.

Changes

Refunds

  • ・ Refund location: only where a rail pass was issued or exchanged
  • ・ Refund price: the sale price minus a handling fee (10% of the price: Minimum 220 yen per one rail pass)
    • * No refund will be given if a magnetic ticket is removed from a rail pass book
    • * No refund will be given after a rail pass starts to be used or expired
    • * No refund will be given due to non-availability of service, delays, or similar issues

Related information

  • ・ A rail pass is only valid for its rail pass holder only.
  • ・ A passport must be carried when a rail pass is used and presented when a JR staff asks to.
  • ・ A rail pass will be void if the magnetic ticket is detached from a rail pass book.
  • ・ A rail pass will not be reissued even if lost or stolen.
  • ・ Conditions of use for a rail pass are stipulated by JR-WEST's carriage conditions and laws of Japan.
  • ・ Conditions of use for an exchange order are stipulated by regulations and contracts of issuing companies.
  • ・ If any discrepancies arise between the foreign language and Japanese versions of the carriage conditions, the Japanese version has precedence.

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