Travel area guide in West Japan

  • JR-WEST

Other Services

Other Services

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This service can be used in most JR stations and on the Kansai-Airport Express "HARUKA" linking up Kansai International Airport and Kyoto.

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Free of charge
for 8 days

Baggage Delivery Service

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Available accommodation

Osaka

  • Hotel Keihan Universal City
  • Hotel Universal Port Vita
  • Hotel Keihan Universal Tower
  • The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
  • Hotel Universal Port
  • The Singurali Hotel & Skyspa at Universal Studios Japan
  • Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

Shin-Osaka

Kyoto

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Rent-a-Car & Rent-a-Cycle

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  • Rent-a-car
  • Rent-a-cycle ‘Ekirin Kun’

Rent-a-car

Benefits
10 percent off car rental fees
Validity period
Apr. 1, 2020 to Mar. 31, 2021

Service details

  1. Receive service when you present your JR-WEST RAIL PASS at the following participating stores. (Do not forget to bring with you your passport and Japanese driver's license or other documents you need to drive.)
  2. Make a reservation in advance. The reservation site is https://www.ekiren.co.jp/phpapp/en/jr_pass/
    *Reservations may be full, in which case you will be unable to use the service.
  3. May not be used in combination with other Eki Rent-a-car discount offers.

JR-WEST Rent-a-car & Lease store list

Store Name / Operating Hours
Store name Operating hours
Maibara
Omihachiman
Kusatsu
Otsu
Kyoto
8:00 - 20:00
Fukuchiyama*1
8:00 - 20:00
Miyazu*2
9:00 - 19:00
Nishi-Maizuru*3
8:00 - 19:00
Ibaraki
Shin-Osaka
Osaka
Tennoji
JR-Namba*4
Nara
Itami
8:00 - 20:00
Oji*5
Sasayamaguchi
9:00 - 17:00
Shin-Kobe
8:00 - 22:30
Kobe
Nishi-Akashi
Kakogawa
8:00 - 20:00
Himeji
8:00 - 22:30
Aioi
8:00 - 19:00
Toyooka*6
8:30 - 18:00
Wakayama
8:00 - 20:00
Gobo*7
Kii-Tanabe
Shirahama
9:00 - 18:00
Kushimoto*8
9:00 - 19:00
Kii-Katsuura
Shingu
9:00 - 18:00
Tottori
8:00 - 19:00
Kurayoshi*9
9:00 - 18:00
Yonago
8:00 - 20:00
Matsue
Izumoshi
9:00 - 19:00
Tsuwano
9:00 - 17:00
Masuda
9:00 - 17:30
Itoigawa*10
9:00 - 19:00
Toyama
8:00 - 20:00
Kurobe-Unazukionsen*11
8:30 - 19:00
Shin-Takaoka
8:00 - 20:00
Wakuraonsen*12
8:00 - 19:00
Kanazawa
8:00 - 20:00
Komatsu
8:30 - 20:00
Kaga-Onsen*13
8:00 - 18:00
Fukui
8:00 - 19:30
Takefu*14
8:30 - 19:00
Tsuruga*15
9:00 - 19:00
Okayama
Kurashiki
Shin-Kurashiki
Niimi
Tsuyama
Fukuyama
Shin-Onomichi*16
Mihara*17
Higashi-Hiroshima
Kure
Hiroshima
8:00 - 20:00
Miyoshi*18
8:30 - 19:00
Takehara
8:30 - 17:00
Iwakuni*19
8:00 - 20:00
Shin-Iwakuni
Tokuyama
8:00 - 19:00
Hofu
Shin-Yamaguchi
8:00 - 20:00
Asa
8:00 - 18:00
Shin-Shimonoseki
8:00 - 20:00
Shimonoseki
8:00 - 19:00
Higashi-Hagi
8:00 - 17:00

*1. Jan. 1-3: until 18:00, Apr. 21-Aug. 31: 9:00-18:00 *2. Jan. 1-3: until 18:00 *3. Jan. 1-4: 9:00-18:00, Mar. 20-Nov. 30: 8:00-20:00 *4. Dec. 31: 8:00-18:00, Jan. 1-3: 9:00-18:00 *5. Dec. 29-Jan. 3: Closed *6. Jan. 1-3: 9:00-18:00 *7. Jan. 1: Closed, Jan. 2-3: 10:00-16:00 *8. Dec. 31-Jan. 5: until 17:00 *9. Jan. 4-Apr. 10, Oct. 1-Dec. 29: 8:00-20:00 *10. Dec. 31: until 17:00, Jan. 1: Closed *11. Jan. 1-3: 10:00-17:00, Jan. 4-Jun. 30: 10:00-18:00, Jul. 1-31: 9:00-19:00, *12. Apr. 1-Jul. 31: 9:00-18:00 *13. Dec. 1-Mar. 31: until 17:30 *14. Dec. 1-Mar. 31: until 18:30 *15. Dec. 31: 9:00-17:00, Jan. 1-3: 10:00-17:00 *16. Apr. 16-Aug. 31 : 9:00-17:00 *17. Jan. 1-3: 9:00-17:00, Mar. 7-Aug. 31 : 9:00-18:00 *18. Jan. 1: Open at 11:00, Apr. 23-Aug. 31 : 9:00-18:00 *19. Jan. 1-2: until 18:00

Rent-a-cycle ‘Ekirin Kun’

Benefits
Free Rent-a-cycle
Validity period
Apr. 1, 2020 to Mar. 31, 2021

Note: This service cannot be used with the Setouchi Area Pass, Hokuriku Arch Pass and Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass.

Service details

  1. Present your JR-WEST RAIL PASS at the following participating stores. You can use a rental bicycle for the day.
  2. The model lent out will be a 26-inch light roadster or a pedelec.
  3. Reservations are not taken. Bicycles will be available on a first come, first served basis. *There is a limited number of bicycles, so at times none will be available. The number of bicycles available will depend on the store.
  4. Children age 11 or younger may not use the service.
  5. Customers are responsible for accidents, thefts, losses or breakdowns of bicycles while they are lent out.
  6. Rent-a-cycle ‘Ekirin Kun’ can be used only at designated stations in the valid area of the rail pass you have.

Rent-a-cycle ‘Ekirin Kun’store list

Store Name / Operating Hours
Store name Operating hours
Maibara
8:00 - 18:00
Hikone
Omihachiman
Moriyama
Kusatsu
Ishiyama
shiyama north gate
6:30 - 23:00
Otsu
8:00 - 20:00
Tambaguchi
9:00 - 18:00
Settsu-Tonda
Ibaraki
6:30 - 23:30
Senrioka
Shin-Osaka
6:30 - 23:00
Nishi-Kujo
6:30 - 23:00
Suminodo
6:30 - 23:30
Yao
Konoikeshinden
Hoshida
6:30 - 23:00
Nara
8:00 - 18:00
Itami
6:30 - 23:00
Tsukamoto
Koshienguchi
6:30 - 23:00
Kobe
8:00 - 18:00
Akashi
Nishi-Akashi
Higashi-Kakogawa
Kakogawa
Hoden
Himeji
6:30 - 23:00
Aioi
8:00 - 19:00
Wakayama
8:00 - 20:00
Kii-Tanabe
Shirahama
9:00 - 18:00
Tottori
Yonago
8:00 - 18:00
Matsue
9:00 - 19:00
Shin-Takaoka
Fukui
8:00 - 18:00
Okayama
7:00 - 21:50
Kurashiki
Kure
Hiroshima
8:00 - 20:00
Tokuyama
Shin-Yamaguchi
8:00 - 18:00
Shimonoseki
8:00 - 19:00

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Hotels

  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto
  • Hotel Vischio Kyoto
  • Hotel Granvia Osaka
  • Hotel Vischio Osaka
  • Nara Hotel
  • Hotel Granvia Wakayama
  • Hotel Vischio Amagasaki
  • Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
  • Hotel Granvia Okayama

Tokyo Area

  • Tokyo Oimachi
  • Akihabara
  • Shinjuku
  • Higashi Ginza
  • Nihonbashi Ningyocho
  • Asakusa
  • Iidabashi Korakuen

Chubu Area

  • Kanazawa
  • Nagoya Shinkansen-guchi
  • Nagoyaekimae Tsubakicho

Kansai Area

  • Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
  • Kyotoeki Hachijpguchi
  • Shin-Osaka
  • Shin-Osaka West
  • Shin-Osaka Shomenguchi
  • Umeda
  • Shinsaibashi
  • Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori
  • Shinsaibashi Yotsubashi
  • Abeno Tennoji
  • Himeji

Chugoku Area

  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima Kanayamacho

Fukuoka Area

  • Hakataguchi ekimae

Other Service

At the Kyoto Railway Museum—the largest railway museum in Japan—visitors are encouraged to "See, Feel, Experience."

See 53 different trains—from steam locomotives to Shinkansen—at the Kyoto Railway Museum in Kyoto’s Umekoji district. At Japan’s largest railway museum, a “hub of railway culture that progresses with the community,” visitors will learn about railroad history, safety, and technology through surprising and impressive experiences.

Safe, Reliable, Convenient Service from WEST JR Bus
Bus stops are conveniently located right next to JR Osaka, Sannomiya, and Kyoto Stations.
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