Hokkaido Rail Pass

See the world from just £ 131


Please note:

Only non Japanese nationals 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

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Hokkaido (北海道) is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. Hokkaido has many attractions including four very distinctive seasons, untouched majestic nature, and plenty of great food. Each season has its different characteristics, offering wonderful scenery, activities and food, which have been drawing large number of visitors every year from all around the world. With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many outdoor lovers, including skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons and hikers, cyclists and campers from June to September.

Types of Pass

There are 4 types of Hokkaido Rail Pass, the 3 day, 5 day, 7 day and Flexible 4 day pass. You can purchase either the Reserved Car (Green Car) or Ordinary Car for each pass. The 3 day, 5 day and 7day pass is valid from the designated day the pass is effective for 3, 5 or 7 days depending on the pass you chose. The Flexible 4 day pass allows you to chose any 4 days you wish to board the train, within a 10 day period from which the pass is effective. (If you exchanged a voucher for the pass, that day is the beginning).

Seat Types

If you have the Hokkaido Rail Pass that is for the reserved car (Green Car), you may also ride in the Ordinary Car. If you have either the Hokkaido Rail Pass for the Green Car of Ordinary Car, you can use the reserved seating. If you wish to ride in the sleeper car, you must pay the Ltd. Exp. Fee.

Details Below: Cars with a circle can be boarded with the Hokkaido Rail Pass. Cars with the * require an additional fee.

* When making a reservation for a reserved seat (free of charge), please make you reservation at the JR Travel Service.

** There is no need to make a reservation if you are boarding the free seating section.


You cannot make reservations for reserved seating before you receive your rail pass in Japan. Please make reservations at the JR Travel Service located at major JR Hokkaido Stations prior to boarding. Please board the Non-reserved Seating Section when the Reserved Seating Section is full and you do not have a reservation prior to boarding. In such cases there is no refund for your reserved seating fee. Changes for reserved seating will only be accepted before the train departs.

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