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JR West Kansai Area Rail Pass

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Explore Japan's western Kansai region with this pass granting you unlimited access to major rail and bus lines for 1/2/3/4/5 days.

Highlights

  • Say "I've been there" every time someone mentions Kansai, with this 1/2/3/4/5-day pass that lets you explore the entire region: Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, etc.

  • Enjoy unlimited rides on top-notch rail lines like the Kansai Airport Express Haruka, Rapid and Special Rapid Services, and JR-West trains.

  • Your pass is valid for 90 days, so no hurry. Couldn't use it? Get a full refund when it's still valid. Redeem it easily via ticketing machines.

Inclusions

  • JR Kansai Pass valid for 1/2/3/4/5 days

  • Unlimited train rides in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama & Otsu (refer to the map here)

  • Click here for the JR Line Route Map (Kansai Region).

  • Reserved seats redeemable up to 6 times (based on the option selected)

  • Access to non-reserved seats on the Express Haruka train to/from Kansai-Airport

  • Access to non-reserved seats on Special Rapid Services train, Rapid Services train, and local trains on JR-West Conventional lines

  • Access to JR Buses (Kyoto City only)

  • Non-reserved seats on Sanyo Shinkansen (based on option selected)

  • When purchasing/receiving a Kansai Area Pass, vouchers for the Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway will also be provided.

Exclusions

  • Bullet Train Ticket (Shinkansen)

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation anytime before the start of your experience

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Guests from Canada, Australia, France and over 6 countries have loved this experience
Bryant Vidal Hamlor

Bryant

4/5

Jun, 2024

The ability to get on and off the train was good. I thought the price of a two-day ticket was extremely affordable. It was somewhat confusing as a tourist to understand how the train lines differ. It was confusing to understand which lines were available to ride or where to exchange tickets.
YAT WAH LEE

Yat

4/5

May, 2024

Car was clean n right on schedule. The exchange of tickets n reservation was a bit complicated, but the price is of good value.
Desiree Lai

Desiree

4/5

Jun, 2024

Good money for value, easy to use. Good way to discover the Kansai Region
Hau Yui Wat

Hau

5/5

Jun, 2024

Pathumma Iamsumang

Pathumma

5/5

Jun, 2024

Exploring western Japan is no joke: the Kansai region is huge, with plenty to see and do everywhere. Whether you're spending 1 day in Kansai or 5, here's a flexible rail pass to take care of your 'getting around' concerns. Spend time doing what matters: getting to know this post-card-worthy region that once served as Japan's cultural and political center. Eat great food, visit serene temples, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife across Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama & Otsu.

Travel comfortably and conveniently in world-class trains – your pass offers unlimited access to major rail lines like Kansai Airport Express Haruka, Rapid and Special Rapid Services, JR-West trains, and JR buses (in Kyoto). What's better? It's valid for 90 days from the date of purchase: plan your travel as leisurely as you like.

What to bring

  • Carry your passport while using a rail pass and present it to JR staff if needed

Additional information

  • This pass is for you if you are a non-Japanese passport holder with a temporary visiting visa and permanently reside outside Japan for over 6 months.

  • Please ensure that you receive a stamp or seal from airport staff indicating that you are a 'temporary visitor'. Ensure that you approach personnel if entering via an automated gate to receive the stamp/certificate.

  • For more information on using Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway, please click here.

  • Children aged 12 and over are considered as adults. An Adult or Child pass holder can support up to 2 infants, aged 5 and under for free. Additional charges will apply for more infants.

  • A rail pass will not be reissued even if lost or stolen.

  • Unused tickets can be fully refunded during the validity.

  • Specify a fixed date while redeeming the voucher for physical tickets.

  • The starting date on the rail pass and the duration cannot be changed after purchase.

  • Some JR trains offer reserved seating although you might have to purchase a separate express ticket to reserve the seats.

  • No express ticket is required for reservations on Rapid Services and local trains on JR-West Conventional Lines.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please present the voucher along with a valid passport at the redemption stations in exchange for your physical JR pass.

How to redeem your tickets

  • Please go to green ticket-vending machines and pick up physical ticket by scanning QR code of e-ticket and non-Japanese passport.

  • If the machine breaks down or the passport have no IC chip, please proceed to JR-WEST Ticket Office to exchange physical ticket.

  • Head to the JR Pass Ticket Office (Midori no Madoguchi) and lookout for a digital redemption machine

  • You can also redeem your voucher at the ticket redemption machines at major JR West station and board the JR trains directly from there

  • Exchanging reserved seat tickets: Before getting on the train, please go to the green ticket-vending machines and pick. up physical reserved seat tickets by the area pass.

  • Click here for the step-by-step redemption process using a digital redemption machine

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