Trains with all reserved seats.

For reserved seating, ensure you book your seats before boarding the train.

  1. *1 There are days when the Sanyo Shinkansen NOZOMI operates with all reserved seating. Click here for details.
  2. *2 Sales of San’in-Okayama Area Passes ended on March 15, 2024. Reserved seating will be available on trains with all-reserved seating for passengers who purchased their pass before March 16, 2024.
Train name Main service section Accepted rail passes
Kansai
WIDE
Area Pass
Kansai -
Hiroshima
Area Pass
Sanyo -
San'in
Area Pass
Kansai -
Hokuriku
Area Pass
San'in -
Okayama
Area Pass*2
Kansai -
San'in
Area Pass
Hiroshima -
Yamaguchi
Area Pass
Okayama -
Hiroshima -
Yamaguchi
Area Pass
JR-WEST
All
Area Pass
Tottori -
Matsue
Pass
Hokuriku
Arch Pass
Setouchi
Area Pass
Sanyo -
Sanin -
Northern -
Kyushu
pass
THUNDERBIRD
One-way
Ticket
HOKURIKU
One-Way
Ticket
Sanyo Shinkansen NOZOMI Shin-Osaka - Hakata *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1
Hokuriku Shinkansen KAGAYAKI Tsuruga - Tokyo
Limited Express trains KUROSHIO Kyoto/Shin-Osaka -
Shirahama/Shingu
KINOSAKI Kyoto - Fukuchiyama/
Kinosakionsen
KONOTORI Shin-Osaka - Fukuchiyama/Kinosakionsen
MAIZURU Kyoto - Higashi-Maizuru
HASHIDATE Kyoto - Amanohashidate/
Toyooka
HAMAKAZE Osaka - Hamasaka/Tottori
Rakuraku Biwako Osaka - Kusatsu/Maibara
Rakuraku Harima Shin-Osaka - Himeji
THUNDERBIRD Osaka - Tsuruga
SHIRASAGI Maibara - Tsuruga
SUPER HAKUTO Kyoto - Kurayoshi
SUPER INABA Okayama - Tottori
YAKUMO Okayama - Izumoshi

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 Limited Express Trains.
    • * For reserved seating, ensure you book your seats before boarding the train.
    • * Non-reserved seating is not available on trains with exclusively reserved seats.
      Click here to check trains with all reserved seats.
    • - 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)
    • * Paid seating services, such as A-seat, are available on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.

Prices

3-day
Adult 12,000YEN
Child 6,000YEN

* Prices are subject to change.

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。

Purchasing / Exchanging Kansai WIDE Area Excursion Pass

Purchasing Exchange Order through a Travel Agency

  • Step 1. Purchase an exchange order (E-TICKET)
  • Step 2. Present the E-TICKET with passport at exchange locations.
    • * Exchange locations:

      JR Kyoto station foreign traveler's counter <JR Kyoto station 1F Central Gate>
      Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka <JR Shin-Osaka station 3F>
      Travel Service Center Osaka <NTA TiS Osaka Branch>
      NTA Tis Kyoto Branch
      NTA TiS Shin-Osaka Branch <JR Osaka station 1F>
      NTA TiS Sannomiya Brach <JR Sannomiya station 1F>

Purchasing at Travel Agency

  • Purchase Kansai WIDE Area Excursion Pass at sales locations. (Present a passport.)
    • * Sales locations:

      JR Kyoto station foreign traveler's counter <JR Kyoto station 1F Central Gate>
      Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka <JR Shin-Osaka station 3F>
      Travel Service Center Osaka <NTA TiS Osaka Branch>
      NTA Tis Kyoto Branch
      NTA TiS Shin-Osaka Branch
      NTA TiS Sannomiya Brach <JR Sannomiya station 1F>
      JTB KANSAI TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER Kyoto
      JTB KANSAI TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER Kansai International Airport

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  *3*4
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   *3*4   *5  *2*3
  • * 1 First Class (Green) Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate charges are required when using paid seating services (such as A-seat) on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.
  • * 3 When using reserved seating, make sure to reserve seats in advance before boarding. Reserved seating cannot be reserved on the train.
  • * 4 Non-reserved seating is not available on trains with exclusively reserved seats. Click here to check trains with all reserved seats.
  • * 5 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
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*3
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   *3*4
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  *5  *2*3
  • * 1 First Class (Green) Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 The pass covers only the fare for assigned seating (such as A-Seat) on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.
  • * 3 When using reserved seating, make sure to reserve seats in advance before boarding. Reserved seating cannot be reserved on the train.
  • * 4 Separate charges are required when using paid seating services (such as A-seat) on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.
  • * 5 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.

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 locations: Only for issued or exchanged rail passes
    If a rail pass has already been exchanged, refunds are only possible at the ticket counters of JR West stations. (Travel agencies where the pass was purchased cannot refund an already exchanged rail pass.)
  • - 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

  • · Rail passes are only valid for the rail pass holder.
  • · Presentation of your passport when requested by JR staff is required to use a rail pass. Please keep your passport together with your rail pass.
  • · Lost or stolen rail passes cannot be reissued.
  • · The conditions of use for rail passes are stipulated in JR-West’s Conditions of Carriage and by Japanese law.
  • · The terms and conditions of use for exchange orders are stipulated by the regulations and agreements of the issuing company.
  • · For any discrepancies between foreign language versions and the Japanese version of the Conditions of Carriage, the Japanese version shall prevail.
  • · Displayed information (including prices) is current as of March 16, 2024, and 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

Ticket Deals and Passes