JR West Pass

JR West Pass
There are THREE types of JR West Rail Pass : Kansai Area Rail Pass, Kansai Wide Area Rail Pass, and Sanyo Area Rail Pass.

Kansai Area Rail Pass

Kansai Area Rail Pass
Kansai Area Pass is a special rail pass that lets you use Kansai-airport Express HARUKA from Kansai-airport, and Special rapid services, Rapid services, and Local Services from Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, and other popular destinations in the Kansai Area. Naturally, Kansai Area Pass also lets you access Universal-City, the closest station to Universal Studios Japan.

Price of Kansai Area Rail Pass

Price of Kansai Area Rail Pass
1 day to 4 days (consecutive days) passes are available.
Kansai Area Rail PassOrdinary (coach class)Green (first class)
Period / TypeAdultChildAdultChild
1 dayJPY2,060JPY1,030N/AN/A
2 daysJPY4,110JPY2,055N/AN/A
3 daysJPY5,140JPY2,570N/AN/A
4 DaysJPY6,170JPY3,085N/AN/A
  • * The prices in AUD are depending on the exchange rate of AUD and JPY
  • * Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11

Route Maps - Kansai Area Major Route

Route Maps - Kansai Area Major Route
Route Maps - Kansai Area Major Route

Kansai Wide Area Rail Pass

Kansai Wide Area Rail Pass
Kansai WIDE Area Pass is a special rail pass that lets you use Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" Express Trains, and Conventional lines connecting the Kansai Area (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe) to Kansai-airport, Shiga, Tsuruga, the Okayama Area, the Nankai Area, and Kinosaki-Onsen (Spa).

Price of Kansai Wide Area Rail Pass

Price of Kansai Wide Area Rail Pass
4 consecutive days pass is available.
Kansai Wide Area PassOrdinary (coach class)Green (first class)
Period / TypeAdultChildAdultChild
4 daysJPY7,200JPY3,600N/AN/A
  • * The prices in AUD are depending on the exchange rate of AUD and JPY
  • * Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11

Route Maps - Kansai Wide Area Major Route

Route Maps - Kansai Wide Area Major Route
Route Maps - Kansai Area Major Route

Sanyo Area Rail Pass

Sanyo Area Rail Pass
The passenger has unlimited use of Haruka [between Kansai Airport - Kyoto], Shinkansen (including "Nozomi"), and standard trains within the corresponding area.

Price of Sanyo Area Rail Pass

Price of Sanyo Area Rail Pass
4 days and 8 days (consecutive days) passes are available.
Sanyo Area Rail PassOrdinary (coach class)Green (first class)
Period / TypeAdultChildAdultChild
4 daysJPY20,570JPY10,285N/AN/A
8 daysJPY30,860JPY15,430N/AN/A
  • * The prices in AUD are depending on the exchange rate of AUD and JPY
  • * Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11

Route Maps - Sanyo Area Major Route

Route Maps - Sanyo Area Major Route
Route Maps - JR Sanyo Major Route

How to use JR West Pass?

How to use JR West Pass?
After you arrive in Japan, you turn in the Exchange Order to receive Japan Rail Pass at an applicable JR station that has a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office. Further information, please refer [How to obtain your Japan Rail Pass?].
How to use reserved seat?
Midori no MadoguchiShinkansen (Bullet Train) and most limited express and ordinary express trains have reserved Green car seats and both reserved and non-reserved ordinary car seats. A non-reserved seat can be used simply by showing your Japan Rail Pass. Seat reservations can be made without additional payment.

To make a reservation, apply at any Travel Service Centre or a Reservation Office (MIDORI-NO-MADOGUCHI) at a JR station. There, show your Pass, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before boarding. Seat reservations cannot be made before you receive the Pass in Japan.

Additional Information
  • Kansai Area Pas is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on Sanyo Shinkansen lines. If you use a Shinkansen, you must pay the basic fare and the limited express charge.
  • If you want to check the price and timetable for a single journey to and from and other destinations, you can check all of them from the Hyperdia website where you simply enter the two cities and press go!

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