Regional Japan Rail Passes

Discover the regions of Japan at your own pace!

While the Japan Rail Pass is the most popular pass among travellers in Japan, there are other passes which are sometimes more advantageous, especially if you are only visiting one region in Japan.

Discover the different passes available below.

 


 

Kyoto and the Kansai region

The Kansai Pass (1, 2, 3 or 4 days) is useful to reach Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and even Himeji and its famous castle!

The Kansai Wide Area Pass (5 days) will allow you to push the boundaries of the Kansai region! Explore the beaches of Wakayama, the great sanctuary of Ise, the famous garden of Okayama, not to mention the hot springs of Kinosaki Onsen by the Sea of ​​Japan.

Pass Kansai map

Pass Kansai map

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Mount Fuji and North Tokyo 

Eastern Japan's extensive rail network, with many Shinkansen, makes this region an easy place to explore. The various JR East Passes will allow you to discover this region from Tokyo:

The regions of Mount Fuji, Tohoku or the Japanese Alps, a stone's throw from Tokyo with the East Pass

The regions of Mount Fuji, Tohoku or the Japanese Alps, a stone's throw from Tokyo with the East Pass

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Hokkaido: the wild island of the North

From Sapporo Snow Festival in winter, to spectacular lavender fields in bloom in spring, use your Hokkaido Pass (5 or 7 days) to explore the archipelago's northernmost island and its unique surroundings.

JR Hokkaido trains cover the entire region: ideal for enjoying the merchant city of Hakodate, the volcanoes of Lake Akan or Wakkanai, the northernmost point of Japan!

Soon on our site: the local Sapporo-Furano (4 days) and Sapporo-Noboribetsu (4 days) passes to allow you to explore these 2 tourist regions of Hokkaido Island.

Hokkaido Passes will allow you unlimited travel in the wild North Island

Hokkaido Passes will allow you unlimited travel in the wild North Island

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Kyushu: the southern volcanoes

Thanks to the all-new Kyushu Shinkansen or the scenic Hisatsu JR train line, Kyushu regional passes allow full access to Japan's southernmost island. You have the choice between:

Most of Kyushu Island's sights are accessible with Kyushu Passes

Most of Kyushu Island's sights are accessible with Kyushu Passes

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The Hiroshima region, east of Kyoto

Immersion in Japanese history guaranteed by taking the train with your JR West Pass. It allows you to go from Kyoto to Fukuoka, passing through Hiroshima, the Tottori dunes, the fabulous Matsue region or even Takamatsu, the gateway to Shikoku island.

Reach the Chugoku region, from Kyoto and Hiroshima, with West Passes

Reach the Chugoku region, from Kyoto and Hiroshima, with West Passes

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Shikoku: the fourth island of Japan

Use the JR All Shikoku Pass to explore in depth the many faces of this incredible island: Takamatsu and its fabulous garden, the spa town of Matsuyama - Dogo Onsen or even Kinashi, the village of bonsai.

With this pass, you can also approach the scenic Iya Valley by train or be part of the famous 88 Temples of Shikoku Tour.

Shikoku: an unknown island to discover by train

Shikoku: an unknown island to discover by train

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Central Japan: Northern Kyoto and the Japanese Alps

From Kyoto to Tokyo, discover central Japan with one of the JR Central Passes: Kanazawa, the Sea of ​​Japan, and the Japanese Alps.

2 passes available for a trip to the Japanese Alps:

  • On the North side, the JR Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass will allow you to cover a good part of the Japanese Alps region, from Tokyo to Osaka via Kyoto and Kanazawa.
  • On the south side, the JR Takayama Hokuriku Arch Pass covers the Nagoya - Kanazawa tourist route via Takayama and the typical village of Shirakawago, accessible by bus. The line from Kanazawa to Osaka via Kyoto is also included.

2 more "local" passes to explore exceptional places in central Japan:

Head north from Kyoto, towards the Sea of ​​Japan and the Japanese Alps

Head north from Kyoto, towards the Sea of ​​Japan and the Japanese Alps

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Order your Regional Japan Rail Pass !

Discover the treasures of Japan with unlimited travel

  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel
  • Included : Economic and simple, Unlimited travel