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Japan Rail Sanyo-San'in-Northern Kyushu Regional Pass

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This pass is great because...

  • It’s a great way to discover Japan and it’s valid on most Japanese “Bullet Trains”
  • You can enjoy unlimited train travel within validity of this pass and the freedom to hop-on/hop-off.

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  • 1. Description

    Unlimited rides of ordinary reserved and non-reserved seats on Sanyo Shinkansen {Shin-Osaka-Hakala), Kyushu Shinkansen (Hakata-Kumamoto), limited express trains and local service trains(including Special Rapid and Rapid services) within the service area, Chizu Express Line trains, JR West Miyajima Ferry, WestJRBus(routebus), and ChugokuJRBus(route bus) services.

    *Passes are valid on Nozomi and Mizuho Sanyo Shinkansen only.

    *Passes are not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (toward Tokyo from Shin-Osaka).

    *Passes are not valid on Twilight Express MIZUKAZE, Seven Starsin Kyushu and "ARU RESSHA" trains, JR Kyushu Bus, and B&S Miyazaki buses.


    Before entering Japan, obtain an exchange order for a rail pass from a travel agency or other source. After entering Japan, fill out the application form at the designated exchange location, and submit the exchange order and your passport to receive the pass.

  • 2. Eligibility

    Sanyo-San'in-Northern Kyushu Passes are available to any person holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan and enters Japan with a "short-termstay" resident status.

    • Staying up to 90 days with the intent of tourism, etc.

    • Sealing a passport stamp signifying the short-term stay status, provided by Immigraiton when arriving in Japan

  • 3. Eligibility for Saver

  • 4. Discount

  • 5. Validity

    The pass can not be used between Hakata Station and FukuokaAirport.

    Since the earthquake in April 2016, the Hohi Main Line (areas between Higo-Ozu and Aso) has been suspended.

    (For more information, please visit the JR Kyushu website).

  • 6. Terms and Conditions