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Kyushu Pass


Most of Kyushu Island's sights are accessible with Kyushu Passes
South Kyushu Area Railway network map

JR South Kyushu Pass gives you access to JR Kyushu trains for 3 consecutive days, allowing you to discover the charms of this beautiful island in the southern end of the Japanese archipelago.

The South Kyushu Pass is available for overseas visitors only and is usable on all JR Kyushu lines below the line formed by Kumamoto and Nobeoka. The pass covers the cities of Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Ibusuki, Miyazaki and Nobeoka. 

A child price (6 to 11 years of age) is available for this pass. Access to trains is free for accompanied infants aged 5 years or under.

3 days

Adults: $65

Children: $26

South Kyushu Region




The subtropical island of Kyushu is Japan's third largest island. Long considered to be "the end of the world" by the Japanese, Kyushu is now connected to Honshu by Shinkansen and several daily flights connect the island to other major cities in Japan. With beautiful cities, national parks, hot spring resort and delicious regional dishes, Kyushu has something for everyone.

The region is marked by short winters with hot, almost sub-tropical temperatures in the southern prefectures of during summer. Kyushu includes the seven prefectures:

View of Sakurajima from Yunohira viewpoint

View of Sakurajima from Yunohira viewpoint


Fukuoka Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture, Nagasaki Prefecture, Oita Prefecture, Saga Prefecture, Kagoshima Prefecture, and Miyazaki Prefecture

The historic town of Kumamoto, a feudal town since the 17th century and home to the impressive Kumamoto Castle, is a great place to start a trip in southern Kyushu. Further south is Kagoshima, with its beautiful Senhanen gardens and one of Japan's most active volcanoes, Sakurajima.

View of Kumamoto Castle and the Kumamoto scenery

View of Kumamoto Castle and the Kumamoto scenery

@flickr/ William Cho

The tectonic activity in the Kyushu region makes it the ideal place to visit a hot spring. The hot spring town of Ibusuki is most famous for sand baths that are a must for visitors to the area.  

Further East is the city of Miyazaki, famous for its fantastic beaches and museums. Excursions from the city include Takachiho and Kirishima for those who want to explore the great outdoors. 

Manai Falls in Miyazaki, Kyushu

Manai Falls in Miyazaki, Kyushu

@flickr/ TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)


Conditions of the JR South Kyushu Pass


- A rail pass user must be holding a passport issued by a foreign government.


- A rail pass user must be entering in Japan as a "短期滞在 (Temporary Visitor) ".

* "短期滞在 (Temporary Visitor) " is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.

- Individual customers are not allowed to purchase or exchange more than one of the same tickets for the same use period.

- You must present your passport to receive a pass.



- We will send the e-voucher to your email address within 5 business days after your order. If you want to get earlier, please contact us. (E-voucher is not the real ticket, you cannot take trains with the voucher)

- You can print out an e-voucher on A4 size paper, or you can show the voucher on your mobile device when you exchange.

You can redeem your voucher for a physical pass in these places.

  • Oita Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Kumamoto Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Kagoshima-chuo Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Miyazaki Airport Station, daily from 10am to 12:10pm and 12:50 pm to 5:30pm

Cancellation conditions and fees

  • An unused voucher is refundable for one year from the date of issue.

  • The voucher can be refunded if it has never been exchanged in Japan.

  • A cancellation fee of 15% of the value of the voucher will be retained.

  • No refund is possible for a voucher received by us more than one year from the date of issue.

  • A refund is not possible for a lost or stolen voucher.


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