Sanyo-San'in Northern Kyushu Pass

7 days of unlimited travel from Osaka/Kyoto to Northern Kyushu at a great price!!

Purchasing from Outside Japan: Adults(12 and over) 22,000yen / Children half-price!(6 to 11)
Adult passes are 23,000 yen(children half-price) when purchased within Japan.

* Product information current as of July 1, 2017. Details are subject to change.

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  • * The pass cannot be used between Hakata Station and Fukuoka Airport.
  • * Services on the Hohi Line (between Higo-Ozu and Aso), the Hita-Hikosan Line (between Soeda and Yoake), and the Kyudai Main Line (between Teruoka and Hita) have been suspended. For more information, visit the JR Kyushu (KYUSHU RAILWAY COMPANY) website.

Price and Validity

Sales Period

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Validity Period

7 consecutive days

 Purchasing outside
Japan
Purchasing within
Japan
Adults
(12 and over)
¥22,000¥23,000
Children¥11,000¥11,500
  • * Adults: Individuals 12 and over when the exchange order for a rail pass is issued or when purchasing.
  • * Children: Individuals between 6 and 11 years old when the exchange order for a rail pass is issued or when purchasing.
  • * Up to two young children (1 to 5 years old) are covered free of charge by one adult or child pass.
  • * A child pass is required for each young child beyond the first two.
  • * Infants younger than 1 year old do not require a pass.

A child pass will be required for young children in the following instances:

  1. If the young child will sit alone in a reserved seat.
  2. If the young child will be traveling alone.

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Service Area and Service Trains

Service Area

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  • * The pass cannot be used between Hakata Station and Fukuoka Airport.
  • * Services on the Hohi Line (between Higo-Ozu and Aso), the Hita-Hikosan Line (between Soeda and Yoake), and the Kyudai Main Line (between Teruoka and Hita) have been suspended. For more information, visit the JR Kyushu (KYUSHU RAILWAY COMPANY) website.

Service Trains

The pass can be used on Sanyo Shinkansen (between Shin-Osaka and Hakata), Kyushu Shinkansen (between Hakata and Kumamoto), normal reserved and non-reserved seating on Limited Express trains (including Chizu Express lines), Regular Express trains, and local service trains (including Special Rapid and Rapid services) as well as JR West Miyajima Ferry, West JR Bus (route buses), Chugoku JR Bus (route buses), and “Ekirinkun” Rent-a-Cycles.

  • * Passes are also valid for Nozomi and Mizuho trains of the Sanyo Shinkansen.
  • * Passes are not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (toward Tokyo from Shin-Osaka).
  • * Passes are not valid on Twilight Express MIZUKAZE, Seven Stars in Kyushu and “ARU RESSHA” trains, JR Kyushu Bus, and B&S Miyazaki buses.

Shinkansen

  • Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka — Hakata)
  • Kyushu Shinkansen (Hakata — Kumamoto)

Conventional lines

Limited express, express, Special rapid service, Rapid service, and local service trains within the area

  •  
  • Gran Class
  • Green Car
  • Reserved seating
    in Ordinary Cars
  • Non-reserved seating
    in Ordinary Cars
  • Sleeper cars

Sanyo Shinkansen

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars

Kyushu Shinkansen

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars

Limited Express Trains

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars

Local Services

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars
  • ...Valid.
  • ...Valid for some basic fare tickets (fares) only. Basic fare tickets and other fares for limited express trains required separately.
  • ...Not valid.

* Passes are not valid on Twilight Express MIZUKAZE, Seven Stars in Kyushu and “ARU RESSHA” trains, JR Kyushu Bus, and B&S Miyazaki buses.

Bus routes

  • - WEST JR Bus(Route Bus in Kyoto)
  • - Chugoku JR Bus(Route Bus in Hiroshima and Yamaguchi)
  • - “Super Hagi” Bus (Chugoku JR Bus)

Other

  • - JR West Miyajima Ferry
  • - Station Rent-a-Cycles within the Coverage Area (For adult only)

How to Purchase

Purchasing Outside Japan

STEP1

Before entering Japan, obtain an exchange order for a rail pass from a travel agency or other source.

* 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.

STEP2

After entering Japan, fill out the application form as necessary at an exchange location, and submit the completed application as well as an exchange order and your passport to receive the pass.

* The pass must be used within one month after exchange.
Ex.: If the pass is received on May 2, the pass must be used before June 1.

Purchasing within Japan

Fill out the application form as necessary at specified sales locations, and submit the completed application and your passport to receive the pass.

Note

  1. You must present your passport to receive a pass.
  2. The eligible resident status as specified on the passport at the time entering Japan is “short-term stay (within 90 days).”
  3. Not available to Japanese citizens residing outside of Japan.

Exchange/sales locations in Japan

JR-West

  • Station Name
     
    Opening hours
  • Station Name
     
    Opening hours
  • Tsuruga
    5:30 - 22:05
  • Kyoto
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Nijo
    6:00 - 22:00
  • Uji
    6:00 - 22:00
  • Saga-Arashiyama
    7:00 - 21:00
  • Shin-Osaka
    5:30 - 23:30
  • Osaka*1
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Kyobashi
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Tsuruhashi
    6:30 - 22:00
  • Tennoji
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Shin-Imamiya
    5:30 - 22:00
  • Bentencho
    6:30 - 21:00
  • Nishikujo
    6:30 - 22:00
  • Kansai-airport
    5:30 - 23:00
  • JR-Namba
    6:30 - 22:00
  • Kobe
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Shin-Kobe
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Sannomiya
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Himeji
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Nara
    6:30 - 22:00
  • Wakayama
    5:30 - 22:00
  • Sakaiminato
    7:10 - 18:30
  • Yonago
    5:00 - 22:00
  • Tottori
    5:45 - 23:00
  • Matsue
    4:50 - 21:30
  • Okayama
    5:00 - 23:30
  • Hiroshima
    5:20 - 23:00
  • Shin-Yamaguchi
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Shin-Shimonoseki
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Shimonoseki
    5:30 - 22:30
  • Kokura
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Hakata
    5:30 - 23:00

JR Kyushu

  • Station Name
     
    Opening hours
  • Station Name
     
    Opening hours
  • Hakata*2
    5:30 - 23:30
  • Kokura*2
    4:50 - 23:30
  • Mojiko
    5:40 - 22:00
  • Saga*2
    5:30 - 23:00
  • Nagasaki*2
    5:40 - 21:40
  • Sasebo*3
    5:45 - 21:00
  • Beppu
    5:20 - 22:00
  • Oita*2
    4:30 - 22:00
  • Kumamoto*2
    5:30 - 23:15
  • ...Exchange order exchange locations and Sales locations in Japan
  • ...Sales locations in Japan
  • *1 Passes can be received at Travel Service Center OSAKA (7:00 – 23:00/Open year-round).
  • *2 Passes can be received or purchased at JR Kyushu Travel Agency (opening hours).
  • *3 Passes can be received or purchased at Sasebo Station Travel Center (10:00 – 18:00/Mon. – Sat., closed/Sun. and holidays).
  • * Passes can be received or purchased during the business hours of each office.
  • * The purchased pass cannot be changed with another type. The purchased pass can only be refundable at the above-mentioned locations if the pass has not been used before the expiry date.
  • * Information current as of August 2017.

Notes on Usage

Eligibility
Sanyo–San’in Northern Kyushu Passes are available to any person holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan who enters Japan with a “short-term stay” resident status.
Eligibility as a short-term resident
Staying up to 90 days with the intent of tourism, etc. / With a passport stamp signifying the short-term stay status, provided by Immigration when arriving in Japan.

* People with Japanese nationality, including those with permanent residence abroad, are not eligible for the pass.

Pass Validity
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.
Changes
Once issued, the validity period and pass type cannot be changed.
Validity periods will not be extended even in the event of non-availability of train services, delays, etc.
Refunds
  1. A refund for an exchange order that has not yet been exchanged for a rail pass will be handled by the travel agency that issued the exchange order.
  2. A refund for an exchange order that has been exchanged for a rail pass before the validity period begins will only be handled by the sales location that provided the pass. When refunding the pass, a charge of 10% of the sales price will be required, and the remaining balance will be refunded.
  3. Refunds cannot be provided after the starting date.
  4. Passes cannot be refunded due to reasons such as non-availability of service and delays.
Related Information
  1. Passes can only be used by the person listed on the back.
  2. Always keep your passport with you when riding the train and present it to an attendant if requested.
  3. Passes will not be reissued in the event of loss or theft.
  4. The terms and conditions of the pass are set by JR-West and Kyushu Railway Company, by the provisions and passenger carriage contracts of the lines of each company, and by the laws of Japan.
  5. The terms and conditions of the rail pass exchange orders are determined by the issuing company’s provisions and agreements.
  6. If there is any doubt regarding conditions of carriage written in a foreign language, the Japanese version of the conditions will be regarded as the official wording.

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