Japan Rail West - Kansai Area Pass

See the world from just £ 15


Note: non Japanese nationals only eligible for this product

This pass is great because...

  • It’s the best way to discover Japan and it’s valid on most Japanese “Bullet Trains”
  • It’s cheaper than two Point to Point tickets
  • You can enjoy unlimited train travel within validity of this pass and the freedom to hop-on/hop-off

Experience the adventure of train travel

Japan Rail West - Kansai Area Pass Japan Rail West - Kansai Area Pass

Covering a smaller, more specific area of western Japan, this excursion pass allows the visitor to explore the many sightseeing locations of the Kansai Area. This pass can be used for travelling to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji and other sightseeing places in the Kansai area via local trains i.e. (the rapid service and the new rapid service trains can also be used). Click here to see a map of the area covered by this pass

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This pass is limited to use only by the registered person. It cannot be turned over to another person. You are required to carry your passport at all times while using the rail pass.
It can only be refunded at the exchange location prior to the starting date of use. For all refunds within Japan, a processing fee of 10% is deducted from the yen value of each pass. If the amount to be refunded is 210 yen or less however, a minimum fee of 210 yen will be charged. No refund is possible on or after the start date of the pass.
Any alterations to the exchange order or rail pass render the pass invalid and as such the pass becomes non-refundable.

Exchange Orders can be refunded by the issuing office, up to one year from issue date. All refunds are subject to a 10% cancellation charge and a small admin fee will be charged in addition to this.
Duplicate exchange orders and rail passes cannot be issued if lost or stolen.

Qualifications for purchase
Persons who have a passport issued by a government or other authority outside Japan, as well as customers who have come to Japan with 'Temporary Visitor' residence status (15-day period of stay). However, persons from countries with visa exemptions such as the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden and New Zealand can buy the pass even with a 90-day period of stay in Japan.

A JR West Rail Pass cannot be issued to a Japanese resident.