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Kyushu Pass

NORTH KYUSHU Pass


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

The JR North Kyushu Pass gives you access to JR Kyushu trains for 3 or 5 consecutive days, allowing you to discover the charms of the third largest island in the land of the rising sun.

The North Kyushu Pass is only available to overseas tourists and valid on all JR Kyushu lines above the line formed by Kumamoto, Aso and Bungo Taketa. The pass is ideal for those wanting to visit the areas of Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Beppu, Aso or Kumamoto.

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

3 days

Adults: $76

Children: $38

5 days

Adults: $95

Children: $48

North Kyushu region

 

Kyushu is Japan's third-largest island, located south-west off the main island. The region offers modern cities, natural beauty and historical sights. 

Kyushu is home to Mount Aso, which, with an altitude of 1,591 metres, is one of the largest active volcanoes in the World! The tectonic activity in the region makes it the ideal place to visit a hot springBeppu and Yufuin are famous areas for onsen. 

 

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Food stalls in Hakata, Fukuoka

@flickr/ S.R.G. msucoo93

Mount Aso in Kyushu

Mount Aso in Kyushu, Japan

@flickr/ William Cho

Beppu, capitale des onsen

Beppu, capital of the onsen

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Conditions of the North Kyushu Pass 

Eligibility 

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

※外国での永住権を持っているお客様を含め、日本国籍のお客様は使用できません。

- 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.

Exchange

- 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.

  • Hakata Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Kokura Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Mojiko Station, daily from 7:30am to 7pm
  • Saga Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Nagasaki Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Sasebo Station, daily from 7:30am to 7pm
  • Beppu Station, daily from 7:30am to 7pm
  • Oita Station, daily from 7am to 9pm
  • Kumamoto Station, daily from 7am to 9pm

Validity

What is included with the pass? 

  • The North Kyushu pass is valid on all JR Kyushu lines above the line formed by Kumamoto, Aso and Bungo Taketa.

What is excluded with the pass? 

  • The pass is not valid for the Sanyo Shinkansen, sleeper trains and the JR Kyushu buses.

Seat Reservations

  • With the pass, no additional fee is required when reserving seats. In order to travel in first class (Green cars) you will have to pay additional fees.
  • Non-reserved Ordinary class cars can be accessed freely.
  • To access the platforms, show your pass to the JR Kyushu staff located at the gate to the platform.
  • To reserve a seat, ask the JR Kyushu staff at the ticket office.
  • It is a personal pass. Please always carry your passport when using the pass as station and train staff may check it.

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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