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Hokkaido Rail Pass

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Travel around beautiful Hokkaido with this 5 or 7-day JR Rail Pass, experiencing unlimited travel within the region and access to multiple train lines.


  • Get ready to travel through Hokkaido with a 5 or 7-day single rail pass.

  • Enjoy access to different train lines and even bus routes within the region.

  • Soak up the natural landscape of Japan’s northern-most island with its volcanoes, snow festivals, ski resorts, and spectacular national parks.

  • The entire process of exchanging your voucher for a rail pass and navigating through train lines is seamless and hassle-free.

  • Please note: This rail pass can be used only by non-Japanese passport holders with a ‘Temporary Visitor’ visa stamp on their passport. Non-Japanese passport holders with permanent residency status in Japan cannot use this pass.


  • 5 or 7-day pass: unlimited train rides in specified areas

  • Reserved and non-reserved seats in the following on the JR Hokkaido Line:

    • Ordinary cars of limited express trains

    • Special rapid and rapid trains

    • Temporary trains (limited express/rapid/local)

    • Local trains

  • Access to some JR Hokkaido buses (details here)


  • 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


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waarderingen & reviews

1 Waardering
Martha Wong Pui Chun


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 is Japan’s second largest and northern-most island. Famous for its rugged landscape with volcanoes, ski resorts, and the freshest and highest quality seafood – experience the best of the region as you seamlessly travel around with your JR Hokkaido Rail Pass. Valid for 5 or 7 days, this single rail pass gives you access to unlimited travel through multiple lines.

What Does The Pass Include?

Explore reserved and non-reserved seating on the JR Hokkaido limited express and rapid lines as well as local trains. Recommended bus routes are also included in this single rail pass. You can check out the routes here.

Things To Do In Hokkaido

Plan to attend the pretty Sapporo Snow festival which is held in February every year. If it’s relaxation you’re after, the hot springs in Noboribetsu and the chilled-out atmosphere in Otaru are must-visit destinations. There are some great national parks in Kushiroshitsugen, Akan-Mashu, and more to check out. Lake Toya – one of the most famous volcanic lakes in the country – is situated in the spectacular Shikotsu-Toya National Park and Spa Resort.

Important Information

  • Secure a 'Temporary Visitor' stamp at Immigration to be eligible for a JR Pass. Do not pass through the automated gates as no stamp will be applied then.

  • This Rail Pass can be used only by non-Japanese passport holders with a ‘Temporary Visitor’ visa stamp on their passport. Non-Japanese passport holders with permanent residency status in Japan cannot use this pass.

  • Please make separate reservations for each guest (only one pass per order).

  • Please enter your full name that completely matches your passport in Romanization letters. If the names are mismatched with the passport, JR Hokkaido may refuse the redemption for physical tickets.

  • Separate bookings are required for multiple tickets.

  • Please show only your original passport and those of the persons traveling with you as verification to redeem the Pass.

  • Please book reserved seat tickets before boarding if you plan to use a reserved seat. Seats can’t be reserved on the train. Click here for more details on how to reserve your seats.

  • When 3 or more babies accompany 1 adult or child, child tickets are required for the third and any additional babies.

  • When a baby or infant occupies his or her own reserved seat, Green Car seat, berth, etc., tickets are required.

Operating Hours of JR Counters

  • To check the updated operating hours of any of the Japan-wide JR ticket counters, please check the official portal and pick up your Pass within those hours.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • 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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