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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
5 days
When purchased abroad When purchased via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION When purchased in Japan
Adults ¥17,000 ¥17,800 ¥18,000
Children ¥8,500 ¥8,900 ¥9,000

*Note: Due to forthcoming revisions to the consumption tax rate in Japan, prices will be changed on October 1, 2019.
The above prices will apply to MCOs and passes purchased at overseas travel agencies and sales locations in Japan before September 30, 2019.

Revised prices
• Purchased abroad: 17,310 yen (half price for children)
• Purchased in Japan: 18,330 yen (half price for children)

ATTENTION!!

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

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*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;
    • - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata)
      ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen".
    • - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains HARUKA,SHIOKAZE,ISHIZUCHI,NAMPU etc.
    • - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST and JR-SHIKOKU Conventional lines
  • * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST or JR-SHIKOKU Ticket Office or other location before boarding.
  • * These trains below cannot be used
    • - Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    • - Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)

How to Purchase

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 "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) at sales locations outside Japan.
  • 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 Setouchi Area Pass.
    • * MCO exchange locations:

      JR-WEST  Click here for details
      JR-SHIKOKU  Takamatsu Sta. , Matsuyama Sta.

    • * 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.)

Reserving via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION

  • Step 1. Submit a reservation via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
    * Payment options include paying by credit card when submitting the reservation, or paying at a station.
  • 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:

      JR-WEST  Click here for details
      JR-SHIKOKU  Takamatsu Sta. , Matsuyama Sta.

  • Step 3. Pay for Setouchi Area Pass by cash or credit card when choosing to pay at a station.
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).
*Note: Due to product revisions in accordance with the consumption tax increase in Japan, restrictions will apply to some reservations and reservation changes submitted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION between September 1 and October 31, 2019. Click here for more information.

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;a passport
    • * Sales locations:

      JR-WEST  Click here for details
      JR-SHIKOKU  Takamatsu Sta. , Matsuyama Sta. ,
      Warp Takamatsu branch, Warp Matsuyama branch

  • Step 2. Purchase Setouchi Area Pass 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.

Train Accommodations

  •  Setouchi Area Pass is usable.
  •  Additional separate tickets are required
    * When additional tickets are required, obtain the tickets at a JR-WEST or JR-SHIKOKU 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
Ordinary Car,
Private Compartment
Validity  *1  *2   *2
Train Limited Express / Express Trains in valid area Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/Local Services in the valid area
Type First Class(Green)/
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  *5
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 3 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 4 Separate Reserved Seat Tickets are required.
  • * 5 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⇔Hakata) *Including “Hello Kitty Shinkansen”
Type First Class (Green) Car Ordinary Car,
Reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Non-reserved Seating
Ordinary Car,
Private Compartment
Validity  *1  *2   *2
Train Limited Express / Express Trains in valid area
Type First Class(Green)/
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  *4  *5
  • * 1 First Class (Green)/Sleeper Tickets and separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 2 Separate Express Tickets are required.
  • * 3 Separate First Class (Green) Tickets for Local Services are required.
  • * 4 Separate Reserved Seat Tickets 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

  • ・ 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 May 21, 2019, 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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