JR WEST PASS Kansai / Sanyo Area

What is the JR west Pass? Who can buy?

A train pass specially designed for overseas tourists in the Kansai
area. There are three distinct types of rail passes. Available to travel-
ers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing.

How to obtain? How to use?

Purchase an Exchange Order before you leave for Japan
and exchange the voucher in Japan. You are able to purchase the
voucher through the JTB USA website

Items to Remember at time of use

Please Keep in Mind the Following When Using the JR West Pass

JR West-Kansai Pass

JR West-Kansai Pass Excursion Pass for the Kyoto-Osaka-
Kobe-Nara-Himeji Area.


This pass allows unlimited use of the ordinary-class cars (including rapid-service and special rapid-service trains) when traveling in the Kansai area to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, and the many other famous sightseeing locations of the area.

Kansai Area Pass Description

Passes starting at one day, up to 4 days (consecutive days)
are available. These passes allow unlimited travel, within the designated area,
using non-reserved seats in ordinary-class cars on local trains operated by JR-West (including rapid-express and new rapid-express trains). This pass can not be used for Shinkansen trains. When boarding limited-express and express trains other than Shinkansen trains, a ticket for the additional charges for these trains must also be purchased separately.
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1 days Ordinary $20 Ordinary $10
2 days Ordinary $40 Ordinary $20
3 days Ordinary $49 Ordinary $25
4 days Ordinary $59 Ordinary $30

* Prices are subject to change without notice
* Child 5 years of age and under not requiring a seat is free of charge.

JR West-Sanyo Pass

JR West-Sanyo Pass Excursion Pass for the Osaka-Okayama-
Hiroshima-Hakata Area.


This pass can be used in the ordinary-class
cars for 500-Series "Nozomi" and other
Sanyo Shinkansen trains (reserved or
non-reserved seats) while traveling in the
Sanyo area to such famous sightseeing
locations as Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, and
Hakata.

Sanyo Area Pass Description

  • Four-day and eight-day (consecutive days) passes are available.
  • These passes allow unlimited use within the designated area, of the following trains operated by JR West: "Nozomi", "Hikari", "Kodama", Sanyo Shinkansen super express trains, "Haruka" limted express trains, ordinary cars of local trains(both reserved and non-reserved seating) and the Miyajima ferry line in Hiroshima.

* When using reserved seats, you must obtain a reserved seat ticket (at no extra charge) from a JR-West ticket office "Green Window" or a TiS travel center prior to boarding the train.

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4 days Ordinary $198 Ordinary $99
8 days Ordinary $297 Ordinary $148

* Prices are subject to change without notice
* Child 5 years of age and under not requiring a seat is free of charge.

JR West-Kansai Wide Pass

JR West-Kansai Wide Pass What is the JR West-Kansai Wide Pass?

For the travelers who are planning to travel around wide Kansai area, the JR West-Kansai Wide Pass is the most economical and useful pass. Compared to the normal “JR WEST PASS” including Kansai Area Pass and Sanyo Area Pass, the new pass offers you unlimited ride to much larger area. With the pass you can travel from the Kansai Area (Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe) to Kansai Airport, the Okayama area, the Nanki area, and the Kinosaki onsen (hot springs)

Valid area of the JR West-Kansai Wide Pass

The JR West-Kansai Wide Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the following area: Bullet train “Sanyo Shinkansen”, Kounotori, Hamakaze, Kansai-airport express Haruka, Kinosaki, Thunder Bird, Kuroshio.

See a map for the detail.
http://www.jr-odekake.net/en/jwrp/kansai_wide.html

<NOTE>
The following trains cannot be used.
Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo),
Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Okayama⇔Hakata),
Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)

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4 days Ordinary $69 Ordinary $35

* Prices are subject to change without notice
* Child 5 years of age and under not requiring a seat is free of charge.

More Information about the JR Pass

If you have questions, please contact your local JTB branch or call the phone number below.

JTB Reservation Center : (800)700-1540
Office hour : 7 days open
                       9:00 ~ 24:00 (Mon - Sat)
                       9:00 ~ 22:00 (Sun) E-mail : reservation@jtbusa.com

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