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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*3
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*3   *4  *2*3  *5
  • * 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 When using reserved seating, make sure to reserve seats in advance before boarding. Reserved seating cannot be reserved on the train. If the maximum number of reserved seating uses has been reached, or to use reserved seating after boarding the train, a non-discounted Limited Express reserved seating ticket must be purchased separately.
  • * 4 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 5 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*3
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*3
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  *4  *2*3  *5
  • * 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 When using reserved seating, make sure to reserve seats in advance before boarding. Reserved seating cannot be reserved on the train. If the maximum number of reserved seating uses has been reached, or to use reserved seating after boarding the train, a non-discounted Limited Express reserved seating ticket must be purchased separately.
  • * 4 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 5 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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