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Kansai WIDE Area

Kansai WIDE map Himeji Kobe Okayama Osaka Kyoto Nara

  • ・ Kansai WIDE Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map
  • ・ Valid trains are below;
    • - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama)
    • - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains
    • - 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)

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Prices

Fare table

Special early-bird discount! Reserve passes online

  • 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 (¥9,000) at the station.
  • ・ 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

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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 Kansai WIDE Area Pass.
    • MCO exchange locations: Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Sannomiya, Kansai-airport, Nara, Wakayama, Toyooka, Kinosaki-Onsen, Fukuchiyama, Nishi-Maizuru, Higashi-Maizuru, Okayama
Booking Online and Picking Up at JR-WEST Ticket Office
  • Step 1. Book Kansai WIDE Area Pass online, receive Booking Confirmation e-mail containing reservation number, and print out the e-mail.
  • 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 and a departure card (embarkation card)
    • (3) a return plane/boat ticket (including a printed e-ticket)
    • An e-ticket must be printed out.
    • Pick up station: Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Kansai-airport
  • Step 3. Pay for Kansai WIDE Area Pass by cash or credit card.
Stations accepting online reservations
Station Office Hours Station Map
Kyoto 5:30 - 23:00  PDF(226KB)
Shin-Osaka 5:30 - 23:00  PDF(232KB)
Osaka 5:30 - 23:00  PDF(238KB)
Kansai-airport 5:30 - 23:00  PDF(233KB)

Click here to book now Kansai WIDE Area Pass

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;
    • (1) a passport and a departure card (embarkation card)
    • (2) a return plane/boat ticket (including a printed e-ticket)
    • An e-ticket must be printed out.
    • Sales locations: Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Sannomiya, Kansai-airport, Nara, Wakayama, Toyooka, Kinosaki-Onsen, Fukuchiyama, Nishi-Maizuru, Higashi-Maizuru, Okayama
  • Step 2. Purchase Kansai WIDE Area Pass by cash or credit card.
  • Caution: A Visitor may purchase Kansai WIDE 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 Card

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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.
  • ・ A rail pass is valid for consecutive days.
  • ・ The validity of a rail pass starts from 12 a.m.

Train Accommodations

Kansai WIDE Area Pass is usable.
Additional separate tickets are required

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

Seating types

  • 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.

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Changes

  • ・ The date a rail pass will start to be used from cannot be changed.
  • ・ The duration or the type of a rail pass cannot be changed.

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

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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.