Sanyo-San'in Northern Kyushu Pass

7 days of unlimited travel from Osaka/Kyoto to Northern Kyushu at a great price!!

Purchasing from Outside Japan: Adults(12 and over) 22,400yen / Children half-price!(6 to 11)
Reserve and purchase tickets at travel agencies and stations throughout Japan or on the web!

* Product information current as of December, 2020. Details are subject to change.

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  • * The pass cannot be used between Hakata Station and Fukuoka Airport.
  • * For the latest train information, including delays and sections being temporarily out of service due to natural disasters, please see the JR-West and JR Kyushu websites .

Price and Validity

Validity Period

7 consecutive days

 Purchasing from a travel agent overseasPurchasing from JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATIONPurchasing from JR station
(Ticket counter)
Adults
(12 and over)
¥23,000¥24,500¥25,000
Children¥11,500¥12,250¥12,500
  • * Children: Individuals between 6 and 11 years old when the exchange order for a rail pass is issued or when purchasing.
  • * Up to two young children (1 to 5 years old) are covered free of charge by one adult or child pass.
  • * A child pass is required for each young child beyond the first two.
  • * Infants younger than 1 year old do not require a pass.
  • * Information current as of December 2020.

A child pass will be required for young children in the following instances:

  1. If the young child will sit alone in a reserved seat.
  2. If the young child will be traveling alone.

Service Area and Service Trains

Service Area

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  • * The pass cannot be used between Hakata Station and Fukuoka Airport.
  • * For the latest train information, including delays and sections being temporarily out of service due to natural disasters, please see the JR-West and JR Kyushu websites .

Bus routes

  • - WEST JAPAN JR Bus (Local buses inside Kyoto City and in the Obama and Fukuchiyama areas)
    The pass cannot be used on Kyoto City buses.
  • - Chugoku JR Bus (Route Bus in Hiroshima and Yamaguchi)
  • - “Super Hagi” Bus (Chugoku JR Bus)

Other

  • - JR West Miyajima Ferry
  • - Station Rent-a-Cycles within the Coverage Area (For adult only)

Service Trains

The pass can be used on Sanyo Shinkansen (between Shin-Osaka and Hakata), Kyushu Shinkansen (between Hakata and Kumamoto), normal reserved and non-reserved seating on Limited Express trains (including Chizu Express lines), Regular Express trains, and local service trains (including Special Rapid and Rapid services) as well as JR West Miyajima Ferry, West JR Bus (route buses), Chugoku JR Bus (route buses), and Rent-a-Cycles “Ekirin Kun”.

  • * Use of Rent-a-cycle "Ekirin Kun" is available only to adults. Children are not permitted to use the service.
  • * Passes are also valid for Nozomi and Mizuho trains of the Sanyo Shinkansen.
  • * This pass can be used for "Hello Kitty Shinkansen".
  • * Passes are not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (toward Tokyo from Shin-Osaka).
  • * Passes are not valid on Twilight Express MIZUKAZE, Seven Stars in Kyushu and “ARU RESSHA” trains, JR Kyushu Bus, B&S Miyazaki buses, and Special Rapid “A Seat” paid seating service.
  • * Separate fees apply when using a car or train where numbered boarding tickets are required.

Shinkansen

  • Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka — Hakata)
  • Kyushu Shinkansen (Hakata — Kumamoto)

* This pass can be used for "Hello Kitty Shinkansen"

Conventional lines

Limited express, express, Special rapid service, Rapid service, and local service trains within the area

  •  
  • Gran Class
  • Green Car
  • Reserved seating
    in Ordinary Cars
  • Non-reserved seating
    in Ordinary Cars
  • Sleeper cars

Sanyo Shinkansen

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars

Kyushu Shinkansen

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars

Limited Express Trains

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars

Local Services

Gran Class
Green Car
Reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Non-reserved seating in Ordinary Cars
Sleeper cars
  • ...Valid.
  • ...Valid for some basic fare tickets (fares) only. Basic fare tickets and other fares for limited express trains required separately.
  • ...Not valid.

* Passes are not valid on Twilight Express MIZUKAZE, Seven Stars in Kyushu and “ARU RESSHA” trains, JR Kyushu Bus, B&S Miyazaki buses, and Special Rapid “A Seat” paid seating service.

How to Purchase

Purchasing from a travel agent overseas

STEP1

Before entering Japan, obtain an exchange order for a rail pass from a travel agency or other source.

* The exchange order will be valid for three months from the date issued.
Ex.: If the exchange order is issued on May 2, it will be valid until August 1.

STEP2

After entering Japan, fill out the application form as necessary at an exchange location, and submit the completed application as well as an exchange order and your passport to receive the pass.

* The pass must be used within one month after exchange.
Ex.: If the pass is received on May 2, the pass must be used before June 1.

Reserving via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION

STEP1

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.

STEP2

After arriving in Japan, use the following to receive a pass from a station ticket machine or a station ticket counter. The following items are required to receive the pass.

  • Passport
  • Reservation number
  • Credit card used for purchasing
  • Identification number
  • * 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.
  • * To check where passes can be received, see the list of pick up stations below.
  • * Click here for detailed information on receiving passes.
  • * Your authentication number is a 4-digit number that you set yourself.

Note

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).

Reserve Now!(Agree and Submit Reservation)

Purchasing from JR station (Ticket counter)

Fill out the application form as necessary at specified sales locations, and submit the completed application and your passport to receive the pass.

Note

  1. You must present your passport to receive a pass.
  2. The eligible resident status as specified on the passport at the time entering Japan is “temporary visitor (within 90 days).”
  3. Not available to Japanese citizens residing outside of Japan.

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 reserved seat tickets from a green ticket-vending machine.

Exchange/sales locations in Japan
(JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Pick Up Stations)

Hokuriku

Station Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Tsuruga Ticket Office 7:00 - 20:00

Kansai

Station Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Kyoto Ticket Office (JR-West Central Gate) 6:30 - 21:00
Ticket Office (JR-West Central Gate)
* Only at the Overseas Visitors Desk
8:00 - 20:00
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Kyoto Branch 11:00 - 19:00 (reception closes at 18:30)
* Closed December 29 to January 4
Nijo Ticket Office 7:00 - 20:00
Uji Ticket Office 7:00 - 20:00
Shin-Osaka Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka 8:00 - 22:00
Ticket Office (JR-West East Gate) 5:30 - 23:30
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Shin-Osaka Branch 7:00 - 20:30 7:00 - 20:00
Osaka Ticket Office (Central Gate 12, 13) 5:30 - 23:00
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Osaka Branch (Travel Service Center Osaka) 11:00 - 19:00
(reception closes at 18:30)
11:00 - 19:00 (Saturdays)
(reception closes at 18:30)
11:00 - 18:00 (Sundays and holidays)
(reception closes at 17:30)
Kyobashi Ticket Office (North Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
Tsuruhashi Ticket Office (Central Gate) 6:30 - 21:00
Tennoji Ticket Office (Central Gate) 6:00 - 23:00
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Tennoji Branch 11:00 - 19:00
(reception closes at 18:30)
11:00 - 18:00
(reception closes at 17:30)
Shin-Imamiya Ticket Office (West Gate) 5:30 - 22:00
Ticket Office (Tsutenkaku Tower Gate [East Gate]) 6:30 - 21:00
JR-Namba Ticket Office 6:30 - 22:00
Bentencho Ticket Office (South Gate) 6:30 - 21:00
Nishikujo Ticket Office 6:30 - 22:00
Kansai-airport Ticket Office 5:30 - 23:00
Nara Ticket Office 6:30 - 22:00
Sannomiya Ticket Office (Central Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Sannomiya Branch 11:00 - 19:00
(reception closes at 18:30)
10:30 - 18:30
(reception closes at 18:00)
Kobe Ticket Office 6:30 - 22:00
Shin-Kobe Ticket Office 5:30 - 23:00
Himeji Ticket Office (Central Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
Wakayama Ticket Office (Central Gate) 5:30 - 22:00
Ticket Office (East Gate) 5:30 - 22:00

Kitakinki

Station Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Toyooka Ticket Office 5:20 - 21:10
Kinosakionsen Ticket Office 5:45 - 19:00
Fukuchiyama Ticket Office 4:30 - 22:00
Ayabe Ticket Office 5:30 - 20:25
Higashi-Maizuru Ticket Office 7:00 - 19:00

San’in

Station Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Tottori Ticket Office 5:45 - 22:00
Yonago Ticket Office 5:00 - 21:30
Sakaiminato *3 Ticket Office 7:10 - 18:30
Matsue Ticket Office 4:50 - 21:30

Sanyo

Station Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Okayama Ticket Office 5:30 - 23:00
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Okayama Branch 10:30 - 18:30
(reception closes at 18:00)
10:30 - 18:30 (Saturdays)
(reception closes at 18:00)
10:00 - 18:00 (Sundays and holidays)
(reception closes at 17:30)
Hiroshima Ticket Office 5:30 - 23:00
Nippon Travel Agency TiS Hiroshima Branch 11:00 - 19:00 10:00 - 18:00
Shin-Yamaguchi Ticket Office 5:30 - 23:00
Shin-Shimonoseki Ticket Office (Shinkansen Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
Ticket Office (South Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
Shimonoseki Ticket Office 7:00 – 11:00, 15:00 – 19:00

Kyushu

Station Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Kokura JR-West Ticket Office (Shinkansen Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
JR Kyushu Ticket Office 4:50 - 23:00
Hakata JR-West Ticket Office (Shinkansen Central Gate) 5:30 - 23:00
JR-West Ticket Office (Shinkansen Hikari Square Gate) 7:40 - 20:10
JR Kyushu Ticket Office 7:00 - 22:00
Mojiko Ticket Office 5:40 - 21:00
Saga Ticket Office 5:30 - 22:00
Nagasaki Ticket Office 5:40 - 21:55
Sasebo Ticket Office 5:45 - 20:45
Beppu Ticket Office 5:20 - 22:00
Oita Ticket Office 4:50 - 22:00
Kumamoto Ticket Office 5:30 - 23:00

JTB

Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Kansai Tourist Information Center Kansai International Airport 7:00 - 22:00
Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto 10:00 - 18:00
* Closed December 30 to January 3

NTA

Designated Ticket Reception/Exchange/Sales Locations Opening Hours Exchange of Exchange Order and Product
(MCO / E-MCO)
Receipt of Product Reserved with ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION Purchase of Product in Japan
Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Kansai Business Travel Branch 9:30 - 17:30 Closed
Nishi-Nihon International Travel Service Branch 9:45 - 17:45 Closed
  • *1 Exchange can be performed at the ticket-vending machine or ticket office
  • *2 JR Kyushu locations only allow collection
  • *3 E-MCO exchange and receipt of products reserved with JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION is at the JR-West Ticket Office.
  • NOTE: The green ticket-vending machines at stations with passport readers only allow you to exchange products that can be exchanged at the station in question.
  • * Passes can be received at Nippon Travel Agency TiS locations or at either Travel Service Center Shin-Osaka or Travel Service Center Osaka.
  • * Does not apply to tickets reserved via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION.
  • * Passes can be received or purchased during the business hours of each office.
  • * The purchased pass cannot be changed with another type. The purchased pass can only be refundable at the above-mentioned locations if the pass has not been used before the expiry date.
  • * Information current as of December 2020.

Notes on Usage

Eligibility
Sanyo–San’in Northern Kyushu Passes are available to any person holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan who enters Japan with a “Temporary Visitor” resident status.

短期滞在(Temporary Visitor)
Staying up to 90 days with the intent of tourism, etc. / With a passport stamp signifying the temporary visitor stay status, provided by Immigration when arriving in Japan.

* People with Japanese nationality, including those with permanent residence abroad, are not eligible for the pass.

* Individual customers are not allowed to purchase or exchange more than one of the same ticket for the same use period.

Pass Validity
The pass will be valid for seven consecutive days from the first day of use.
The pass will be valid at 0:00 from the start day to 24:00 on the last day (all times Japan Standard Time). 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.
Changes
Once issued, the validity period and pass type cannot be changed.
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
  1. A refund for an exchange order that has not yet been exchanged for a rail pass will be handled by the travel agency that issued the exchange order.
  2. A refund for an exchange order that has been exchanged for a rail pass before the validity period begins will only be handled by the sales location that provided the pass. When refunding the pass, a charge of 10% of the sales price will be required, and the remaining balance will be refunded.
  3. Refunds cannot be provided after the starting date.
  4. Passes cannot be refunded due to reasons such as non-availability of service and delays.
  5. Conditions vary for reservations submitted via JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION. Click here for more information.
Related Information
  1. Always keep your passport with you when riding the train and present it to an attendant if requested.
  2. Passes will not be reissued in the event of loss or theft.
  3. The terms and conditions of the pass are set by JR-West and Kyushu Railway Company, by the provisions and passenger carriage contracts of the lines of each company, and by the laws of Japan.
  4. The terms and conditions of the rail pass exchange orders are determined by the issuing company’s provisions and agreements.
  5. If there is any doubt regarding conditions of carriage written in a foreign language, the Japanese version of the conditions will be regarded as the official wording.

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