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JR Hokkaido Rail Pass

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Cover specific areas of Hokkaido or the entire region with a 4/5/7/10 day pass, enjoying unlimited access to trains and buses.

Highlights

  • Choose between 5 convenient 4/5/7/10-day passes to get around the Sapporo-Noboribetsu area, Sapporo-Furano area, or Hokkaido as a whole.

  • Enjoy unlimited access to numerous rail and bus options to get around Hokkaido, covering major cities including Sapporo, Otaru, Asahikawa, and more.

  • Travel conveniently and comfortably on some of the world's best trains. Skip ticketing lines and redeem your pass instantly to get going.

Inclusions

  • Hokkaido Rail Pass

  • Unlimited train rides in Hokkaido for 5, 7, or 10 consecutive days

  • Access to these buses

  • Reserved and non-reserved ordinary seats in limited express trains, special rapid trains, rapid trains, temporary trains and local trains

  • Sapporo-Noboribetsu Rail Pass

  • Unlimited access to JR Hokkaido Line in the Sapporo-Noboribetsu area for 4 consecutive days

  • Non-reserved seats on express trains

  • Sapporo-Furano Rail Pass

  • Unlimited access to JR Hokkaido Line in the Sapporo-Furano area for 4 consecutive days

  • Non-reserved seats on express trains, temporary trains and local trains

Exclusions

  • Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, the South Hokkaido Railway, the streetcar, and the subway

  • Other lines: South Hokkaido Railway, Sapporo Municipal Subway, etc

  • Hokkaido Shinkansen Hayabusa and Hayate trains

  • Reserved seats on the SL Fuyu-no-Shitsugen Train

  • Buses between Sapporo-Asahikawa, Monbetsu, Hiro'o, Kiroro, Ohibiro, Erimo, Shin Sapporo-Atsubetsu Stadium, and JR Shiroishi Station-Sapporo Dome, and Chuo buses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Martha Wong Pui Chun

Martha

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Nov, 2022

So far so good but there was a little hassle in the beginning when I went to the JR station to exchange the email receipt with the Hokkaido rail pass. The staff found that the same name was printed for all 3 tickets even though I have emailed the names of all 3 passengers so she had to call the JR main office to confirm before printing it out which took quite some time and caused a delay in our itinerary.

Hokkaido, Japan's 2nd largest island, as you guessed is pretty big and well known for its volcanic landscape, ski resorts, and yummy seafood. Whether you'd like to stick to a specific route (Sapporo-Noboribetsu or Sapporo-Furano) or explore the entire northern island, these passes let you do so at your own pace: 4, 5, 7, or 10 days.

Ride buses and trains across multiple lines as many times as you like, yes, even just for the sake of it. Get access to reserved as well as non-reserved seats on limited express trains, rapid lines, local trains, and more. Check out recommended bus routes here.

There's a lot to see and do in Hokkaido: hot springs in Noboribetsu, chilly Otaru, national parks in Kushiroshitsugen, Lake Toya, etc. Makes sense to get the pass and sort out your travel, doesn't it?

Additional information

  • This pass is valid for non-Japanese passport holders. Please bring your travel documents: passports with valid visas, ID cards, etc. when you travel.

  • You can book one pass per order: please reserve passes for each guest individually.

  • Please provide accurate personal information verifiable against your passport including your name & residence info.

  • Reserve your seats before boarding the trains. Click here to know how you can reserve them.

  • Please check the official portal to know the updated operating hours of JR-ticket counters, so you can pick up your pass conveniently.

  • Children aged 12 and over are considered as adults. An Adult or Child pass holder can support up to 2 infants, aged 5 and under for free. Additional charges will apply for more infants.

  • Infants require tickets for reserved seats, green car seats, and separate berths.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Physical ticket can be procured at major JR Hokkaido Rail Pass Ticket Offices with all passengers online tickets & passport.

  • Secure a 'Temporary Visitor' stamp at Immigration to be eligible for a JR Pass, without this, the Pass is invalid. Do not pass through the automated gates as no stamp will be applied then.

  • For more information about exchange locations, please check the link.

  • For more information about exchanging reserved seat tickets, please check the link.

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