This site has moved to a new address: https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/hokuriku-arch-pass/index.html.
The previous address (https://hokuriku-arch-pass.com/en/) will be inaccessible from April 1, 2022.
Experience the nature and traditions of Hokuriku along one of JR’s newest routes.
Price and Validity
Year-round starting April 1, 2016
Year-round starting April 1, 2016
7 continuous days
Purchased outside of Japan
Purchased within Japan
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) can be covered free of charge by one adult or child pass.
For three or more young children, a child pass will be required for each individual.
Infants younger than 1 year old will not be charged.
A child pass will be required for young children in the following instances:
If the young child will sit alone in a reserved seat.
If the young child will be traveling alone.
Service Zones and Available Trains
Unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo to Kanazawa), limited express, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on “HARUKA”) and all Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.
* Service on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen is not covered.
※1 The pass can be used for traveling between Kanazawa and Tsubata on the IR Ishikawa Railway, but not to stations between these stations.
The pass can also be used for traveling between Kanazawa and Tsubata on IR Ishikawa Railway limited express trains.
※2 The pass can be used for traveling between Takaoka and Toyama on the
Ainokaze Toyama Railway, but not to stations between these stations.
*Separate fees apply when using a car or train where numbered boarding tickets or liner tickets are required.
This pass can only be used by foreign tourists visiting Japan from abroad under "短期滞在 (Temporary Visitor)" entry status. (It cannot be used by Japanese citizens.)
※To be eligible as a short-term resident, the following requirements must be met:
・A stay of up to 90 days with the intent of tourism, etc.
・A passport stamp signifying the short-term stay status, provided by Immigration when arriving in Japan.
※Residents of Japan, including those with permanent residence abroad, are not eligible for the pass.
Individual customers are not allowed to purchase or exchange more than one of the same ticket for the same use period.
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.
Pass through automatic ticket gates using the Hokuriku Arch Pass. Skip the lines at crowded staffed ticket gates!
Use the Hokuriku Arch Pass at ticket machines to reserve seats.
Avoid crowded station ticket offices and reserve tickets for reserved seating easily from any available ticket machine!
This pass does not guarantee you a seat on any particular train. Seat reservations may be made in advance without any additional payment. To do this, you should apply at a JR ticket office or Travel Service Center in a JR-EAST or JR-WEST station. Reservations can be made at a reserved seat ticket vending machine up to six times. (For additional seat reservations, please visit a JR Ticket Office). To travel in a Non-Reserved seat, all you need is this pass. Please note that Non-Reserved seats are not available on all trains. *All seating of Ordinary Cars on the "Narita Express" and the "Swallow Akagi" can be reserved. If you are boarding a train without having reserved a seat, please use a vacant seat on the train.
If you travel in the Green Car on a Local Train, you must pay an extra charge besides the pass. If you travel in the Green Car or GranClass in a Shinkansen, Limited Express or Rapid Service, you must pay the associated express charge as well as the extra charge. If you travel in a Sleeping Car, you must pay the associated express charge as well as the extra charge and basic fare. You cannot change your ticket to a Reserved seat or Sleeping Car after boarding.
Additional fees apply when boarding carriages or trains that require numbered tickets or liner tickets.
Notes on Usage
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.
Hokuriku Arch Pass refunds
The Hokuriku Arch Pass can only be refunded at the station it was purchased from before the start of the validity period.
When refunding the pass, a charge of 10% of the sales price (in Japanese yen) will be required, and the remaining balance will be refunded.
- Passes with the magnetic ticket removed from the backing cannot be refunded.
- Refunds cannot be provided after the starting date.
- Passes cannot be refunded due to reasons such as non-availability of service and delays.
Exchange order refunds
To refund an exchange order, please consult the issuing company.
Exchange order refunds are not handled by JR-East or JR-West.
When a train is canceled or delayed
JR is unable to extend the validity of the pass or issue refunds for any reason, including due to service cancellation or delays after use of the pass has begun. Similarly, JR is not liable for costs incurred by passholders as a result of changes in scheduled service, including transportation or lodging expenses.
The pass cannot be reissued if lost or stolen.
Passes can only be used by the person listed on the back.
While using this pass, you must carry your passport and show it if requested.
Passes will not be reissued in the event of loss or theft.
The terms and conditions of the pass are set by JR-East and JR-West, by the provisions and passenger carriage contracts of the lines of each company, and by the laws of Japan.
The terms and conditions of the rail pass exchange orders are determined by the issuing company’s provisions and agreements.
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.