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West Pass


JR West

Why this pass?

● Complete access to the Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka and Nara), Hiroshima(Miya-jima), Fukuoka, and Kanazawa area with unlimited rides on the Shinkansen and Thunderbird lines for consecutive 7 days

● Convenient travel to and from Kyoto, Osaka from Kansai International airport (KIX) with the Haruka Airport Express (with Hello Kitty decoration)

● This pass covers Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata), Hokuriku Shinkansen and Thunderbird  (Kanazawa, Toyama⇔Kyoto Osaka) and Miyajima ferry (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

(This pass is also called JR West all area pass)

7 days

Adults: $199

Children: $92

Rideable trains with JR west all area pass

-Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-OsakaHakata) (reserved seating available). (The Shinkansen Kyoto <-> Shin-Osaka cannot be used with this pass. You need to board a local train to go from Kyoto station to Shin-Osaka (25 minutes regularity every 10 minutes) and change train in Shin-Osaka to board the Shinkansen Shin-Osaka -> Hiroshima.)

-Bullet Train “Hokuriku Shinkansen (Kanazawa⇔Joetsu-Myoko)

           ※From March 16th 2023 with the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Tsuruga, it will also be available between Tsuruga<>Kanazawa.

-The pass can be used to ride the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen".

-THUNDERBIRD (Osaka Kyoto<>Kanazawa)

           ※From March 16th 2023 with the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Tsuruga, it will also be available only between Osaka Kyoto<>Tsuruga.  To take Thunderbird you need make a reservation in advance.

-Other express Trains (HARUKA, KUROSHIO, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori), etc.) (available for the reserved seats ticket). * An additional fee is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori)

-Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines

-JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima)

-The pass is only valid on WEST JAPAN JR BUS route buses within the valid area. The pass cannot be used on expressway buses.

  • * These trains below cannot be used

    • - Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    • - Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)
    • - Paid seating services, such as A-seat, are available on Local, Rapid, and Special Rapid trains in the Kansai area.

Pass Purchase Privileges

  • Show your JR west all area pass to receive 10 percent off car rental fees at JR Rent-A-Car.
  • Show your JR West all area pass and get Free Rent-a-cycle.

Please see FAQ for more details.

How Can I use Kansai Hiroshima JR Pass?

1. Once the pass is purchased, you will receive an e-voucher within 5 business days to your registered Email.

           ※Your voucher can be exchanged within 3 months of receiving the e-voucher.Please have a look at the expiration date on your voucher.

2.  Please exchange your e-voucher to receive the physical ticket at one of the locations below. 

  • Toyama station 7:00-20:00
  • Shin-Takaoka station 7:00-20:00
  • Kanazawa station 7:00-20:00
  • Komatsu station 7:00-20:00
  • Fukui station 7:00-20:00
  • Tsuruga station 7:00-20:00
  • Kyoto station    6:30-21:00
  • Fukuchiyama station 6:00-20:10
  • Shin-Osaka station   6:00-22:00
  • Travel Service Center SHIN-OSAKA   8:00-22:00
  • Osaka station    6:00-22:00
  • Kansai-airport station  5:30-23:00
  • Sannomiya station  6:00-22:00
  • Nara station    8:00-20:00
  • Wakayama station  6:00-22:00
  • Yonago station  6:45-19:30
  • Tottori station    6:00-19:00
  • Sakaiminato station 9:00-18:30
  • Matsue station  7:00-19:00
  • Okayama station  8:00-20:00
  • Hiroshima station  5:30-23:00
  • Shin-Yamaguchi station  6:00-20:00
  • Shimonoseki station 7:00-11:00 15:00-19:00
  • Kokura station.(JR-West Ticket Office [Shinkansen Gate])    6:00-22:00
  • Hakata station(JR-West Ticket Office [Shinkansen Central Gate])   6:00-22:00

While exchanging, you can decide an activation date from the same exchange date and maximum 1 month after exchange.

How can I reserve a seat?

You can board any train without booking a seat, including Shinkansen (via the “non-reserved” seat cars). 

However, if you wish to reserve a seat, this can be done at a green ticket-vending machine or a station ticket office AFTER exchanging the e-voucher for the pass.

Cancellation Policy

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