Saiyu Kiko

SETOUCHI AREA PASS

Take a wide swing through the Setouchi Area!
Bus and boat tickets are included.Save on this Setouchi Area Pass!

Price and Duration

On sale
Year-round
Period of use:
Year-round
Valid for
7 days
When purchased abroad When purchased via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION When purchased in Japan
Adults ¥19,000 ¥20,500 ¥21,000
Children ¥9,500 ¥10,250 ¥10,500

ATTENTION!!

  • Ticket prices and how tickets are reserved/received will change accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Please note that a passport, reservation number, identification number, and credit card are required to receive or purchase a pass reserved via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. We appreciate your understanding. For more information, click here.
  • - 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

Service Area

  • * See the lower part of this page for more information, including bus and ferry boarding locations and a tram route map.
  • ・ Setouchi Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map
  • ・ Valid trains are below;
    • - The pass can be used for reserved and non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata). The pass can also be used for the Hello Kitty Shinkansen.
    • - The pass can be used for reserved and non-reserved seats on Limited Express trains (HARUKA, SHIOKAZE, NAMPU, etc.).
    • - The pass can be used for reserved and non-reserved seats on JR-WEST and JR-SHIKOKU Rapid Service Marine Liner and local service trains (including Special Rapid and Rapid Service trains).
  • * Reserved seat tickets must be reserved at a JR-WEST or JR-SHIKOKU station ticket office before boarding the train.
  • * These trains below cannot be used
    • - Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    • - Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)

How to Purchase

Eligibility

- 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 "Temporary Visitor".

*"Temporary Visitor" is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.

How to purchase

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 arriving in Japan, present the MCO and your passport at an exchange location and fill out an application with the necessary details to receive your Setouchi Area Pass.
    • * MCO or E-TICKET exchange locations: 

      JR-WEST  Kyoto Station, Shin-Osaka Station, Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka, Osaka Station, Kansai-airport Station, Okayama Station, Hiroshima Station, Hakata Station, Nippon Travel Agency TiS Kyoto, Nippon Travel Agency TiS Osaka (Travel Service Center Osaka), Nippon Travel Agency TiS Sannomiya
      Click here for details
      JR-SHIKOKU  Takamatsu Sta. (4:20 - 23:00),
      Matsuyama Sta. (4:50 - 21:00)
    • * 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 stations: 

      JR-WEST  Kyoto Station, Shin-Osaka Station, Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka, Osaka Station, Kansai-airport Station, Okayama Station, Hiroshima Station, Hakata Station
      Click here for details
      JR-SHIKOKU  Takamatsu Sta. (4:20 - 23:00),
      Matsuyama Sta. (4:50 - 21:00)
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).

Purchasing at a JR-WEST or JR-SHIKOKU Ticket Office

  • Step 1. After entering in Japan, fill out an application with necessary details and present these items below at sales locations; a passport
    • * Sales locations: 

      JR-WEST  Kyoto Station, Shin-Osaka Station, Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka, Osaka Station, Kansai-airport Station, Okayama Station, Hiroshima Station, Hakata Station, Kansai Tourist Information Center Kansai International Airport, Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto, Nippon Travel Agency TiS Kyoto, Nippon Travel Agency TiS Osaka (Travel Service Center Osaka), Nippon Travel Agency TiS Sannomiya
      Click here for details
      JR-SHIKOKU  Takamatsu Sta. (4:20 - 23:00),
      Matsuyama Sta. (4:50 - 21:00),
      Warp Takamatsu(10:00 - 18:00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10:00 - 17:30),
      Warp Matsuyama(10:00 - 18:00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10:00 - 17:00)
  • Step 2. Purchase by cash or credit card.
About Credit Card Payment
  • ・ The following credit cards can be accepted as payment at JR-WEST and JR-SHIKOKU 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.

Reserving a Reserved Seat Ticket

・ Reserved seat tickets can be reserved at a green ticket-vending machine or a station ticket office.

* Click here for information on reserving tickets at a green ticket-vending machine.

Train Accommodations

  •  Setouchi Area Pass is usable.
  •  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
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
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 3 Separate charges will apply if using carriages / trains that require numbered or liner tickets.
  • * 4 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.
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
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
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  *2   *3  *4
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 3 Separate charges will apply if using carriages / trains that require numbered or liner tickets.
  • * 4 Only JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry is valid.

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

  • ・ 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 be void if the magnetic ticket is detached from a rail pass book.
  • ・ 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 and JR-SHIKOKU'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], which is current as of December 1, 2020, is subject to change.

Setouchi Area Pass:
Secondary Access within the Free Travel Area

*For bus service dates and times, please contact the applicable bus company.

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