Ticket Deals and Passes

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  • · Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map
  • · Valid trains are below;
    • - Reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Mihara⇔Hakata)
      · The pass can be used for the Hello Kitty Shinkansen..
    • - Reserved seats on Express Trains
    • - 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 "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Mihara⇔Shin-Osaka)
    • - Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    • - Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)

Prices

Validity
period
Purchasing from
a travel agent overseas
Purchasing from
JR-WEST
ONLINE TRAIN
RESERVATION
Purchasing from
a JR-West station
(Ticket counter)
5-day
Adult 13,000YEN
Child 6,500YEN
Adult 13,800YEN
Child 6,900YEN
Adult 14,000YEN
Child 7,000YEN

ATTENTION!!

  • · Ticket prices and how tickets are reserved/received will change accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.
  • · A passport, reservation number, identification number, and credit card are required to receive a pass reserved via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. Click here for more information.
    • * Identification number is a 4-digit number you set.
  • · Reserved seat tickets can be reserved when using JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
    • * When purchasing a pass from an overseas travel agency, a reserved seat ticket can be reserved at a sales location after arriving in Japan.
  • - 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.

- Individual customers are prohibited from purchasing or exchanging more than one ticket for the same use period.

Purchasing a rail pass

Purchasing Exchange Order through a Travel Agency outside Japan

  • Step 1. Purchase an exchange order (MCO: Miscellaneous Charges Order or E-TICKET) at sales locations outside Japan.
    • * Sales locations: Click here for details
    • * Once issued, the MCO or E-TICKET must be exchanged within 3 months.
  • 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 Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass.
    • * The MCO or E-TICKET exchange locations: Click here for details
    • * Receiving an E-TICKET: Click here for more information
    • * The MCO or E-TICKET that could not be exchanged can be refunded at the overseas travel agency where the pass was originally purchased. (*A separate handling fee will be applied.)

Reserving via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION

  • Step 1. Submit a reservation via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
    * Payment must be made by credit card when submitting the reservation. Paying at a station is not possible.
  • Step 2. After arriving in Japan, use the following to receive a pass from a station ticket machine or a station ticket counter.
    • (1) Reservation information (Click here for more information.)
    • (2) Passport
    • * A passport with an IC chip is required to receive a pass from a ticket machine. Travelers without a passport with an IC chip will need to receive their pass from a ticket counter.
    • * Pick up station: Click here for details
Caution:
Reservations are accepted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION up to one month before boarding (starting at 10:00 am (JST) on same day of preceding month).
· The applicable sales price of the product will vary according to the purchase date and not the date of exchange or the date of use.

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;
  • Step 2. Purchase Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass by cash or credit card.

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 are accepted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION up to one month before boarding (starting at 10:00 am (JST) on same day of preceding month).
  • · A rail pass is valid for consecutive days.
  • · The validity of a rail pass starts from 12 a.m.

Reserving a Reserved Seat Ticket

· Reserved seat tickets can be reserved at a green ticket-vending machine or a station ticket office.

* Click here for information on reserving tickets at a green ticket-vending machine.

Train Accommodations

  •  Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass is usable.
  •  Additional separate tickets are required
  •  Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass cannot be used.

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

Train Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" in the valid area (Mihara ⇔ Hakata)
* Including "Hello Kitty Shinkansen"
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car, Reserved Seating Ordinary Car, Non-reserved Seating
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) Car Sleeper Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Miyajima Ferry
Validity  *1   *2   *3  *2  *4  *5
  • * 1 First Class (Green) Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 This pass can be used for reserved seats up to 6 times.
  • * 3 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 4 Separate charges will apply if using carriages / trains that require numbered or liner tickets.
  • * 5 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.
  • * A separate seat reservation is needed for riding the SL Yamaguchi.
Train Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" in the valid area (Mihara ⇔ Hakata)
* Including "Hello Kitty Shinkansen"
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car, Reserved Seating Ordinary Car, Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *1  *2
Train Limited Express / Express Trains in valid area
Type First Class(Green) Car Sleeper Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *1   *2
Train Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/Local Services in the valid area ferries
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Miyajima ferry
Validity  *3  *2  *4  *5
  • * 1 First Class (Green) Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 This pass can be used for reserved seats up to 6 times.
  • * 3 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 4 Separate charges will apply if using carriages / trains that require numbered or liner tickets.
  • * 5 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.
  • * A separate seat reservation is needed for riding the SL Yamaguchi.

Changes

  • · The starting date of the rail pass and the duration cannot be changed after purchasing.
  • · Conditions vary for reservations submitted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. Click here for more information.

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 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
  • · MCOs that could not be exchanged can be refunded at the overseas travel agency where the pass was originally purchased. (*A separate handling fee will be applied.)
  • · Conditions vary for reservations submitted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. Click here for more information.

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 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.
  • · The information displayed (including prices) is current as of December 1, 2020, and is subject to change.

[NOTICE] Sanyo Shinkansen Passengers

  • · Starting May 20, 2020, passengers bringing baggage with dimensions totaling more than 160 cm but less than 250 cm on three sides (oversized baggage) on Sanyo Shinkansen are required to reserve a seat with an oversized baggage area. Shinkansen passengers with oversized baggage may use a reserved seating JR-WEST RAIL PASS and a section ticket, or a separate Unlimited Ride Oversized Baggage Ticket (available for purchase at JR-West Ticket Offices in major JR-West stations) if using a non-reserved seating JR-WEST RAIL PASS. Please ask a station attendant for more details.
  • Unlimited Ride Oversized Baggage Ticket Information
  • Information on Oversized Baggage

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