JR-West Kansai Area Pass 1/2/3/4-Day Bus & Rail Pass


Explore the Kansai area with unlimited JR train & bus travel around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Kobe, Wakayama, Shiga, Tsuruga, Iga-Ueno and more! The JR-West Kansai Area Pass includes the Kansai-Airport Express "Haruka", JR buses and rapid services!


  • Unlimited travel in the Kansai region for 1–4 days is the most economic way to explore Kansai!
  • Includes all JR West Buses; Local, Rapid, & Special Rapid trains; plus Kansai-Airport Express Haruka bullet train
  • Simply collect your pass from any of the listed ticket machines in Kansai JR train stations
  • Flexible open-date voucher—book now and redeem up to 90 days later

Key Information

Important Information

• These passes are only for non-Japanese passport holders with a Temporary Visitor Visa • Please note that there is no exchange office in Kanto and Tokyo Area • Be aware that luggage space is sometimes limited on busy trains • Tickets for Young Children: Infants (ages 1–5) and babies (younger) travel for free on JR trains except in the following cases, when a child ticket is required: 1. When three or more infants accompany one adult or child (tickets are required for each infant after the second). 2. When an infant or baby occupies a reserved seat, Green Car seat or berth, etc. 3. When an infant travels alone.


The Kansai region is the spiritual heart of Japan and home to some of Japan's most interesting cities. Explore the vibrant city of Osaka and its amazing food scene, get lost in temples and shrines of ancient Kyoto, feed the deer in Nara, try some exquisite beef in Kobe, visit the stunning Himeji castle or connect with nature in the forests and waterfalls of Wakayama. With so much to see you will want to save time with a rail pass. Start your adventure by picking up your pass from a passport-reading ticket machine at one of many JR train stations in Kansai, including Kansai International Airport. From the airport, you can ride the comfortable Kansai-Airport Express "Haruka" to your preferred destination all around the Kansai area, and then transfer to the local trains to continue your journey. The pass includes the Rapid and Special Rapid services, so you'll get to your destination even faster. Venture down the road less traveled and explore places like Shiga, Tsuruga, or Iga-Ueno. With the JR West Kansai Rail Pass, you'll have access to an extensive network of rail routes and even to JR West Buses. The JR West Kansai Rail Pass is only available to foreign tourists visiting Japan and not to locals, which is why this is a great opportunity to save on transportation for your trip and enjoy all Kansai has to offer! To download a pdf map of the coverage area, click here: https://rakuten-travelexp.net/kansai-area-pass-map

How it works

1. After your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with a verification code or a QR code 2. Bring along the unique code and your (non-Japanese) passport to a designated JR train station and exchange it for a physical pass at a ticket vending machine. Instructions in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, and Korean are available at the machines 3. If you are unable to exchange for a pass at the machine or if your passport does not have an IC chip, please go to the JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) in the station to redeem your pass 4. After you have received your physical pass, please take it to the ticket vending machine to exchange for reserved seating tickets before use See a list of pass exchange locations here: https://rakuten-travelexp.net/32tEn5x For more detailed ticket exchange instructions: https://rakuten-travelexp.net/3myTpxA

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