Ticket Deals and Passes

  • · Kansai WIDE Area Excursion Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map
  • · Valid trains are below;
    • - Reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama)
      · The pass can be used for the Hello Kitty Shinkansen.
    • - Reserved seats on Express Trains HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO, SUPER INABA, etc.
    • - 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
    • - Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    • - Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Okayama⇔Hakata)
    • - Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)
    • - The Special Rapid "A Seat" paid seating Service

Prices

Validity
period
Purchasing from
specified travel agent
3-day
Adult 10,000YEN
Child 5,000YEN

ATTENTION!!

  • Kansai WIDE Area Excursion Pass is not available for purchase at JR-West ticket offices or JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
  • - 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

- Kansai WIDE Area Excursion Pass is available only to non-Japanese passport holders. (regardless of visa status)

※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。

Availability and Use

  • · A rail pass is purchasable up to 1month in advance of the first day of use.
  • · 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 each exchange locations and JR-WEST Ticket offices in available area.

Train Accommodations

  •  Kansai WIDE Area Excursion Pass is usable.
  •  Additional separate tickets are required
  •  Kansai WIDE Area Excursion 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 (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama)
* 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
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  *2  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green) Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 This pass can be used for reserved seating up to 6 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 Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" in the valid area (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama)
* 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
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Validity  *3  *2  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green) Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 This pass can be used for reserved seating up to 6 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 / Refunds before exchange

  • - Please ask the travel agency where you purchased your passes.
  • - A separate refund fee might be required.
  • - It cannot be canceled at NIPPON TRAVEL AGENCY stores.

Changes / Refunds after exchange

  • - The starting date of the rail pass and the duration cannot be changed after purchasing.
  • - Refund location: only where a rail pass was 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

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 14, 2021, 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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Ticket Deals and Passes