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  • · Kansai Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.
  • · Valid trains are below;
    • - Reserved seats on Kansai-airport Express HARUKA
    • - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines
  • · The pass is only valid on WEST JAPAN JR BUS route buses within the valid area. The pass cannot be used on expressway buses.
  • * These trains below cannot be used
    • - Both Reserved and Non-reserved seats on Express Trains excluding Kansai-airport Express HARUKA
    • - The Special Rapid "A Seat" paid seating Service
    • - Bullet Train "SHINKANSEN"

Prices

The Kansai Area Pass is the same price when purchased overseas, via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION, or at a JR-West station ticket office.

Validity
period
Purchasing from
a travel agent overseas
Purchasing from
JR-WEST
ONLINE TRAIN
RESERVATION
Purchasing from
a JR-West station
(Ticket counter)
1-day
Adult 2,400YEN / Child 1,200YEN
2-day
Adult 4,600YEN / Child 2,300YEN
3-day
Adult 5,600YEN / Child 2,800YEN
4-day
Adult 6,800YEN / Child 3,400YEN

ATTENTION!!

  • · 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 "短期滞在 (Temporary Visitor) ".

* "短期滞在 (Temporary Visitor) " is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.

- Individual customers are not allowed to purchase or exchange more than one of the same 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 Kansai 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).
· Applicable prices and details 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 Kansai 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.

Using Kansai Area Pass and Reserving a Reserved Seat Ticket

  • · When purchasing/receiving a Kansai Area Pass, vouchers for the Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway will also be provided.
  • * Click here for information on using Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway.
  • · Reserved seat tickets can be reserved at a green ticket-vending machine or a station ticket office.
  • * Click here for information on reserving reserved seat tickets from a green ticket-vending machine.

Train Accommodations

  •  Kansai Area Pass is usable.
  •  Additional separate tickets are required
  •  Kansai Area Pass cannot be used.

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

Train Kansai-airport Express HARUKA
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,Reserved Seating Ordinary Car,Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *1  *2
Train Limited Express / Express Trains excluding
Kansai-airport Express HARUKA
Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/
Local Services in the valid area
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
Validity  *1   *2  *2  *3  *2  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 This pass can be used for reserved seating up to 2 times. (Separate charges apply when reserving and using the Special Rapid "A Seat" paid seating service.)
  • * 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.
Train Kansai-airport Express HARUKA
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car, Reserved Seating Ordinary Car, Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *1  *2
Train Limited Express / Express Trains excluding
Kansai-airport Express HARUKA
Type First Class(Green) Car Sleeper Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *1   *2  *2
Train Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/
Local Services in the valid area
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *3  *2  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 This pass can be used for reserved seating up to 2 times. (Separate charges apply when reserving and using the Special Rapid "A Seat" paid seating service.)
  • * 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.

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

  • · To refund a Kansai Area Pass, the pass itself and the vouchers for the Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway (4 items in all) are required.
    [Items required for refund]Kansai Area Pass Keihan Railway voucher Kyoto City Subway voucher[Items required for refund]Kansai Area Pass Keihan Railway voucher Kyoto City Subway voucher
  • · 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 April 1, 2021, and is subject to change.
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