[Singapore Residents Only] JR Kyushu – Southern Kyushu JR Pass

Overview

This incredibly useful and versatile pass will enable you to explore the southern half of the gorgeous island of Kyushu at your own pace, and at a price that cannot be beaten. Enjoy unlimited rail travel as you explore this beautiful corner of Japan.

Highlights

  • Unbeatable value for money for overseas visitors to the south of Kyushu
  • Convenient e-ticket for easy exchange
  • Travel an unlimited number of times on incredibly efficient and punctual trains, including the Kyushu Shinkansen
  • World-class multilingual support from Japan experts — 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Important Information

• Note that passes on this page can only be booked by Singapore residents • Please note that there is no exchange office in Kanto and Tokyo Area • Only Temporary Visitors to Japan who hold the corresponding stamp on their passports can avail of the JR Pass, so ensure that you get yours stamped upon entry to the country. • Seat reservations are generally optional, but on some busy routes they may be mandatory. In these cases the JR Pass does not guarantee seating if you have not reserved. • All reservations are free of charge, and are recommended if you are traveling in a group. • JR Passes cannot be exchanged, nor can they be replaced if they are lost or stolen. # Conditions for Use: 1. Valid only for the person whose name appears on the pass – must be a foreign national¹ visiting Japan with the entry status of Temporary Visitor and the corresponding stamp in their passport². 2. Present your pass to the attendant at a manned ticket gate to begin using it. The attendant will apply a stamp in the space reserved for official use. When passing through a ticket gate, always present your pass to the attendant so that the validity period is visible. 3. You must carry your passport at all times while using the pass, and be prepared to present it to conductors or station attendants if requested. 4. Valid for use on: all JR Kyushu Trains including Shinkansen, within the coverage area 5. The pass itself doesn't ensure specific seating options – to obtain a reserved-seat ticket at no additional cost, present your pass at the ticket office of a JR Kyushu station. 3-Day Pass holders can make up to 10 reservations. You can also pay 1,000 yen to reserve seats through the JR Kyushu website, or to reserve more than your free allowance. Additional fares apply to travel in Green Cars, private compartments on Shinkansen or limited express trains, sleeper cars, and DX Green Cars. Japan Rail does not allow changing to reserved seating or sleeping car after boarding. 7. The pass can only be used within its validity period, which cannot be changed. 8. The pass cannot be exchanged for other kinds of pass or ticket. 9. The pass cannot be reissued in the event of loss or theft. 10. Exchange Orders can only be refunded by the travel agency from which you purchase them, and any application for refund must be made before the start of the Japan Rail Pass validity period. Any refund will be for the value of the pass in yen, less a 10% handling fee³. 11. Once you have started using the pass the validity period cannot be extended, nor can any refund be given, even if trains or other transportation services are suspended or delayed for any reason. The JR Group will not bear additional costs due to changes in your route, such as alternative transportation or accommodation charges. 12. In addition to these conditions, you must obey the JR Group's regulations, terms and conditions, and the laws of Japan while using the pass. 13. Violation of these conditions may result in the invalidation and confiscation of the pass, as well as a penalty equal to twice the basic fares and charges for all transportation for which the pass was used. 14. The official terms and conditions of the pass are written in Japanese, and the text of the Japanese version shall be given priority of interpretation, in the event of questions regarding transportation conditions that may arise regarding conditions that are written in other languages. ¹Japanese nationals who have lived overseas for ten years or more may use the pass under certain conditions ²If you use an automated gate to pass immigration, no stamp will be applied to your passport. Either use a manned automated gate or ask a clerk to apply the stamp to your passport. ³You must return your Exchange Order to us at your own cost in order to receive a 90% refund for an unused Japan Rail Pass. The details above are current as of September 2018, and are subject to change. Please confirm the latest terms and conditions with a JR attendant.

Description

For amazing savings on your Southern Japan adventures, book your Southern Kyushu JR Pass, giving unlimited travel including the Kyushu Shinkansen for a fixed price! This JR Pass offers incredible value for anyone wanting to travel to such destinations as Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Miyazaki in a short a span of time. For example, the cost of a 3-Day Pass is almost the same price as a single journey between Kumamoto and Kagoshima, so there is immense potential for savings if you plan to travel more of Kyushu's south during your stay. Using the JR Pass simplifies and streamlines the initially daunting task of understanding the country’s extensive transportation network for overseas visitors. What could have been a logistical headache will be a breeze, and it’s easy on your wallet to boot! The Shinkansen (also known as the Bullet Train) is more than a mere means of transportation, but can considered an attraction unto itself. You’ll get to travel on cutting edge technology across a spectacular landscape that seems to have remained unspoilt since time immemorial. Southern Kyushu is an area of Japan that does not receive a large amount of foreign visitors, so this is your opportunity to experience an authentic slice of Japanese life far from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka. The JR Pass provides you with superb value for money, and is best utilized by travelers who intend to visit multiple locations in a short timespan. If you intend to primarily remain in one city (eg. Kagoshima) for the duration of your time in Southern Kyushu, it is likely not the best option for you. But if your itinerary involves extensive travel to multiple cities then you will absolutely benefit from huge savings. Two children up to the age of 5 may travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult JR Pass holder, assuming they do not occupy a seat, though a third child and children over the age of 5 will require a children’s rail pass. The date you select on our calendar is your preferred date to receive the exchange order for the pass, and this order has a 90 day lifespan once it is sent. It is also strongly recommended that you carry your passport with you at all times when using the Pass.

How it works

# How to Receive Your JR Pass Just follow these simple steps: 1. Choose the date you want to redeem the JR Pass. Please provide the required information on the Checkout page. 2. On the Cart page, choose Worldwide Shipping. In light of recent events, shipping to China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Korea has been taking longer than usual. 3. Receive your voucher. It will be printed within 24 hours of placing your order and delivered shortly. If your selected date is more than 90 days in the future, we will wait until 1 month before your selected date before printing and shipping the voucher 4. Take your voucher to any valid exchange office to collect your pass. You can redeem it up to 90 days from the printing date. You can exchange your voucher at any of the train stations listed on Location section. # How to Use Your JR Pass - Passes can be used for 3 or 5 consecutive days depending on the type and can be redeemed up to 90 days after the voucher is printed. - The usage period must be within one month of exchanging your voucher for a Japan Rail Pass. - You need to specify the date that you want to start using the pass at the exchange office. - The usage period begins when you show your pass to the station staff and have it stamped. - Use on any Shinkansen except Nozomi and Mizuho services as well as local JR buses, BRT system, Miyajima Ferry, and the Tokyo Monorail. - Use across southern Kyushu

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