[Singapore Residents Only] JR West — Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass


A JR West Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass is a seven-day regional JR Pass perfect for exploring western Japan. Travel Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Himeji in the Kansai region, plus Kanazawa, Toyama and more of the Hokuriku region—for one unbeatable price!


  • Unlimited travel discovering the highlights of the Kansai and Hokuriku regions of Japan
  • Convenient worldwide delivery in one week or less
  • Use on the Sanyo Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen, as well as local, rapid, and limited express trains
  • Includes West JR Bus, Ekirin Kun rental bikes, and five non-JR railways
  • World-class multilingual support from the Japan experts—7 days a week, 365 days a year

Key Information

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 • Be aware that luggage space is sometimes limited on busy trains. • On some busy journeys (free) seat reservations may be required, but they are not usually needed. Consider reserving seats if traveling during national holidays, or with a large group to be seated together. Green Car seats and certain special trains such as Narita Express always require a seat reservation. • A few Shinkansen trains have smoking carriages, and some seating may be near to separate smoking rooms. For a guaranteed a smoke-free ride, a seat reservation is recommended. • 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. # 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 start the pass usage for that day. 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: - Non-reserved seats on the Sanyo Shinkansen, including the ‘Hello Kitty Shinkansen’ as well as Nozomi and Mizuho services, between Shin-Osaka and Okayama - Non-reserved seats on the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Kanazawa and Joetsu-Myoko - Non-reserved seats on express trains Haruka, Kounotori, Kuroshio, Super Hakuto (Kyoto–Kamigori), Thunderbird, etc. - Note that a separate fare is required for traveling on the Super Hakuto (Kamigori–Tottori) and Super Inaba (Kamigori–Tottori) - Special rapid, rapid, and local train services or JR West conventional lines in the coverage area, including Kyoto Tango Railway and Wakayama Electric Railway - IR Ishikawa Railway (Kanazawa–Tsubata) and Ainokaze Toyama Railway (Takaoka–Toyama) alighting only at JR stations - Specified West JR Bus routes 5. Not valid for: - Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka–Kyoto) - Sanyo Shinkansen (Okayama–Hakata) - Hokuriku Shinkansen (Joetsu-Myoko–Tokyo or ‘Kagayaki’ services) - IR Ishikawa Railway or Ainokaze Toyama Railway other than the specified sections - West JR Buses other than those specified - Carriages or trains requiring numbered or 'liner' tickets (additional fees apply) 6. 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 station. Certain trains require a reserved-seat ticket. Additional fares apply to travel in GranClass or Green Cars, private compartments on Shinkansen or limited express trains, sleeper cars, and DX Green Cars if available in the coverage area of the pass. An extra charge must be paid in advance to ride local trains requiring a numbered ticket or liner ticket. 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 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. You can read more here: https://rakuten-travelexp.net/jr-pass-for-jp-ex-pats 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 Rakuten Travel Experiences at your own cost in order to receive a 90% refund for an unused Japan Rail Pass. The details above are current as of January 2019 and subject to change. Please confirm the latest terms and conditions with a JR attendant.


Book your Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass today for unlimited travel in this region of western Japan. Explore Kyoto and Nara, Osaka, Kanazawa, Toyama, and much more! If unlimited rail travel for seven days sounds good to you, grab a Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass now! Sold only to overseas travelers, order online to enjoy great prices (choose from 19 payment currencies to avoid transaction fees), cheap international shipping (free to selected destinations—see next page), and multilingual support over email, phone, and live chat. Pass holders will also enjoy special discounts at numerous attractions! Receive a guidebook with your pass for full details, including Osaka Castle Museum, Harukas 300, Naniwa Exploration Cruise, Kuchu-teien Observatory, Sakamoto Cable Railway, Nara Hotel Restaurant, Nara Kotsu Bus Lines, Koka Ninja Village, Kobe Port Tower, Wakayama Castle, Himeji Castle, Kyoto Sightseeing Bus, Arashiyama Monkey Park, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Sado-Joetsu Pass, and much more!

How it works

# How to Receive Your 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 see the list under Location below. # How to Use Your Pass - Passes can be used for any 7 consecutive days 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. - For full details of the pass coverage please click here (usage area map): https://rakuten-travelexp.net/kansai-hokuriku-map *If you do not provide all required information during checkout, delivery may be delayed.

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