Value Pass Information for a More Fun-Filled Kansai Trip!
27 Mar 2020
There are so many opportunities to ride a train in Japan. In particular, using trains that run precisely to schedule is one of the fundamental parts when planning a trip. Here we'll introduce a range of value passes offering unlimited rides that you'll definitely find useful when visiting Kansai! These passes can also be booked online in advance, so you can enjoy a smooth, fun-filled Japan trip that's easy on the wallet!
Let's Enjoy Kansai!: Value Pass Information 1 "JR-WEST RAIL PASS: Kansai Area Pass"
The Kansai Area Pass offers unlimited rides within the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama, Shiga, Tsuruga, Iga-Ueno)! With this money-saving pass, you'll be able to ride the Kansai-Airport Express "HARUKA" (convenient access from Kansai-airport to Tennoji, Shin-Osaka and Kyoto), local trains (incl. Rapid and Special Rapid services) with non-reserved seats and West JR Buses in the Kansai area as much as you like!
This pass also includes the Keihan Railway 1-Day Ticket (KYOTO SIGHTSEEING PASS) in Kyoto Area and the Kyoto City Subway 1-Day Ticket, so you'll be able to make your way around Kansai with ease.
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Let's Enjoy Kansai!: Value Pass Information 2 "JR-WEST RAIL PASS: Kansai WIDE Area Pass"
Attention: Usable until Tsuruga Station in travelling from Kansai to Hokuriku region.
The Kansai WIDE Area Pass offers unlimited rides in Okayama, Takamatsu, Kinosakionsen, Amanohashidate, Tottori, Kishi, Shirahama and Kii-Katsuura, in addition to the Kansai area! With this money-saving pass, you'll be able to ride the Sanyo Shinkansen (incl. NOZOMI and MIZUHO between Shin-Osaka and Okayama), Limited Express and local trains (incl. Rapid and Special Rapid services), the Kyoto Tango Railway, the Wakayama Electric Railway, the Chizu Express with non-reserved seats, and West JR Buses in the area as much as you like!
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"JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION" Makes Pre-Booking Tickets Super Easy!
"JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION" is a service that allows you to reserve the JR-WEST RAIL PASS introduced earlier online in advance. Aside from the JR-WEST RAIL PASS, bookings for basic fare/Limited Express tickets, shinkansen, and other tickets can be made through this convenient service. Reserved seats can also be booked from one month prior to travel (10:00 am JST on the same date of travel in the previous month). Bookings can easily be made from a computer, smartphone, or any other device with internet support (payments are made with a credit card at the time of booking). Changes to the booking can also be made prior to collection of the tickets. You can also book a ticket on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen", a cute collaboration with the popular Sanrio character "Hello Kitty".
Tickets can be collected directly from any ticket machines, so you won't have to line up at any ticket windows after you arrive in Japan!
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*Limitations and conditions regarding the above information may differ depending on stations/products.
Book your value pass conveniently in advance, and have fun traveling Kansai!