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.
  2. *2 Seating on all cars on THUNDERBIRD, SHIRASAGI, SUPER HAKUTO, SUPER INABA, and YAKUMO Limited Express trains will be reserved seating only from March 16, 2024.
  3. *3 Sales of Kansai-San'in Area Passes and Hokuriku One-Way Tickets will begin on March 16, 2024.
  4. *4 Sales of San'in-Okayama Area Passes will end on March 15, 2024. Reserved seats will be available on trains with all-reserved seating for passengers who purchased their pass before March 16, 2024.
  5. *5 The Tottori-Matsue Pass can be used for trains with all-reserved seating beginning 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*4
Kansai -
San'in
Area Pass*3
Hiroshima -
Yamaguchi
Area Pass
Okayama -
Hiroshima -
Yamaguchi
Area Pass
JR-WEST
All
Area Pass
Tottori -
Matsue
Pass*5
Hokuriku
Arch Pass
Setouchi
Area Pass
Sanyo -
Sanin -
Northern -
Kyushu
pass
THUNDERBIRD
One-way
Ticket
Hokuriku
One-Way
Tickets*3
Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi Shin-Osaka - Hakata *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1
Hokuriku Shinkansen KAGAYAKI Kanazawa - 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
Biwako Express Osaka - Kusatsu/Maibara
Rakuraku Harima Shin-Osaka - Himeji
THUNDERBIRD*2 Osaka - Kanazawa
SHIRASAGI*2 Maibara - Kanazawa
SUPER HAKUTO*2 Kyoto - Kurayoshi
SUPER INABA*2 Okayama - Tottori
YAKUMO*2 Okayama - Izumoshi

Ticket Deals and Passes

Recommended Spots and BenefitsRecommended Spots and Benefits

  • · Sanyo-San'in Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map
  • · Valid trains are below (Reserved seats)
    • - Reserved seats on SANYO SHINKANSEN (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata)
      · This pass can be used for "Hello Kitty Shinkansen".
      · Reserved seats on Limited Express Train HARUKA,YAKUMO,KONOTORI etc.
    • * 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
    • - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)
  • · 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 "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

7-day
Adult 23,000YEN
Child 11,500YEN

* Prices are subject to change.

  • · Ticket prices and how tickets are reserved/received will change accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.
  • - 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

Train Accommodations

  •  Sanyo-San'in Area Pass can be used.
  •  Additional separate tickets are required

* 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 ↔ Hakata)
* 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
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  *1  *2  *3  *4  *2*5   *6
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 When using reserved seating, make sure to reserve seats in advance before boarding.
  • * 3 Non-reserved seating is not available on trains with exclusively reserved seats. Click here to check trains with all reserved seats.
  • * 4 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 5 The pass covers only the fare for assigned seating (such as A-Seat) on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.
  • * 6 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.When visiting Miyajima, a visitation tax of 100 yen must be paid upon boarding the Miyajima Ferry (as of October 2023).
Train Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" in the valid area (Shin-Osaka ↔ Hakata)
* 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  *1  *2  *3
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  *4  *2*5   *6
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 When using reserved seating, make sure to reserve seats in advance before boarding.
  • * 3 Non-reserved seating is not available on trains with exclusively reserved seats. Click here to check trains with all reserved seats.
  • * 4 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 5 The pass covers only the fare for assigned seating (such as A-Seat) on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.
  • * 6 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.When visiting Miyajima, a visitation tax of 100 yen must be paid upon boarding the Miyajima Ferry (as of October 2023).

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.

- You must present your passport to receive a pass.

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 or E-TICKET with a passport at exchange locations, fill out an application with necessary details, and exchange for a rail 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.)

Purchasing a pass via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION

  • Step 1. Purchase a pass via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
    * Payment must be made by credit card when reserving tickets. Payment cannot be accepted at the station.
    * Virtual and numberless credit cards cannot be used.
  • Step 2. When choosing paying by credit card in advance, use the following at a station ticket vending machine or station ticket office to receive your pass, after arriving in Japan. Click here for details.
    • (1) Reservation number
    • (2) Identification number *A 4-digit number you set
    • (3) Credit card *The one used to make the reservation
    • (4) Passport
    • * A passport with an IC chip is required to receive a pass from a ticket vending machine. Travelers with a passport that does not have an IC chip must receive their pass from the ticket office.
    • * Exchange stations: Click here for details
NOTE:
Reservations are accepted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION from one month before boarding (starting at 10:00 am (JST) on the same day of the preceding month).
· Product sales prices are set according to the date of purchase and not the date of exchange or use.

Purchasing from a travel agency *Sales at train stations in Japan ended on September 30, 2023 (JST).

  • · Passes can be purchased from a travel agency in Japan.
    · Sales locations: Click here for details
    · A rail pass is purchasable up to 1month in advance of the first day of use.

Availability and Use

  • · A rail pass is available and usable all year around.
  • · A rail pass is valid for consecutive days.
  • · The pass will be valid at 0:00 from the start day to 24:00 on the last day (all times JST).
    However, if the validity period expires while riding a train on the last day, the pass will be valid for the fare until the following day so long as the passenger does not exit the station, and for ticket fees so long as the passenger does not depart the train.

Reserving a Reserved Seat Ticket

  • · Reserved seat tickets can be reserved at a ticket vending machine or a station ticket office.
    Click here for information on reserving reserved seat tickets from a ticket vending machine.
  • · Seat reservations are also available online for passes reserved via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
  • * For passes with unlimited seat reservations, seats must be reserved at the JR ticket office from the 7 th booking.

Changes

  • · The starting date of the rail pass, duration, and pass type cannot be changed after exchanging the exchange order.
  • · Validity periods will not be extended even in the event of non-availability of train services, delays, etc.
  • · Conditions vary for reservations submitted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. Click here for more information.

Refunds

  • · The exchange order 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.)
    If a rail pass has already been exchanged, refunds are only possible at the ticket counters of exchange locations in Japan. (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
  • · Conditions vary for reservations submitted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. Click here for more information.

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 January 31, 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