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JR West Kansai Area Rail Pass

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Explore Japan's western Kansai region with this pass granting you unlimited access to major rail and bus lines for 1/2/3/4/5 days.


  • Say "I've been there" every time someone mentions Kansai, with this 1/2/3/4/5-day pass that lets you explore the entire region: Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, etc.

  • Enjoy unlimited rides on top-notch rail lines like the Kansai Airport Express Haruka, Rapid and Special Rapid Services, and JR-West trains.

  • Your pass is valid for 90 days, so no hurry. Couldn't use it? Get a full refund when it's still valid. Redeem it easily via ticketing machines.


  • JR Kansai Pass valid for 1/2/3/4/5 days

  • Unlimited train rides in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama & Otsu (refer to the map here)

  • Click here for the JR Line Route Map (Kansai Region).

  • Reserved seats redeemable up to 6 times (based on the option selected)

  • Access to non-reserved seats on the Express Haruka train to/from Kansai-Airport

  • Access to non-reserved seats on Special Rapid Services train, Rapid Services train, and local trains on JR-West Conventional lines

  • Access to JR Buses (Kyoto City only)

  • Non-reserved seats on Sanyo Shinkansen (based on option selected)

  • When purchasing/receiving a Kansai Area Pass, vouchers for the Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway will also be provided.


  • Bullet Train Ticket (Shinkansen)

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation anytime before the start of your experience

Ratings & Reviews

1.7K Ratings
Sandie Brown



Jan, 2020

It was great, I booked my tickets in minutes
Josephine Chu



Jan, 2020

Easy service to use and the customer service rep was friendly
Sonia María Anido Gomez



Jan, 2020

The ease of booking process and its reliability is very good. Will use again!



Jan, 2020

Prices were good and the service was solid.
venice villiers



Jan, 2020

Its reliable

Exploring western Japan is no joke: the Kansai region is huge, with plenty to see and do everywhere. Whether you're spending 1 day in Kansai or 5, here's a flexible rail pass to take care of your 'getting around' concerns. Spend time doing what matters: getting to know this post-card-worthy region that once served as Japan's cultural and political center. Eat great food, visit serene temples, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife across Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama & Otsu.

Travel comfortably and conveniently in world-class trains – your pass offers unlimited access to major rail lines like Kansai Airport Express Haruka, Rapid and Special Rapid Services, JR-West trains, and JR buses (in Kyoto). What's better? It's valid for 90 days from the date of purchase: plan your travel as leisurely as you like.

What to bring

  • Carry your passport while using a rail pass and present it to JR staff if needed

Additional information

  • This pass is for you if you are a non-Japanese passport holder with a temporary visiting visa and permanently reside outside Japan for over 6 months.

  • Please ensure that you receive a stamp or seal from airport staff indicating that you are a 'temporary visitor'. Ensure that you approach personnel if entering via an automated gate to receive the stamp/certificate.

  • For more information on using Kyoto City Subway, Keihan Railway, and Hankyu Railway, please click here.

  • 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.

  • A rail pass will not be reissued even if lost or stolen.

  • Unused tickets can be fully refunded during the validity.

  • Specify a fixed date while redeeming the voucher for physical tickets.

  • The starting date on the rail pass and the duration cannot be changed after purchase.

  • Some JR trains offer reserved seating although you might have to purchase a separate express ticket to reserve the seats.

  • No express ticket is required for reservations on Rapid Services and local trains on JR-West Conventional Lines.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please present the voucher along with a valid passport at the redemption stations in exchange for your physical JR pass.

How to redeem your tickets

  • Please go to green ticket-vending machines and pick up physical ticket by scanning QR code of e-ticket and non-Japanese passport.

  • If the machine breaks down or the passport have no IC chip, please proceed to JR-WEST Ticket Office to exchange physical ticket.

  • Head to the JR Pass Ticket Office (Midori no Madoguchi) and lookout for a digital redemption machine

  • You can also redeem your voucher at the ticket redemption machines at major JR West station and board the JR trains directly from there

  • Exchanging reserved seat tickets: Before getting on the train, please go to the green ticket-vending machines and pick. up physical reserved seat tickets by the area pass.

  • Click here for the step-by-step redemption process using a digital redemption machine

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