How to use JR-West
What kinds of tickets are available?
Tickets are classified into the following general categories:
Regular tickets that can be purchased from station ticket offices and ticket vending machines.
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.