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JR-West Kansai Area Rail Pass (1/2/3/4 Days)

Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 from 1680 reviews.
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Explore seamless travel and flexible ticket options with the JR-West Kansai Rail Pass.


  • With your JR-West Pass, access unlimited train rides in the Kansai region with access to major cities like Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, and more.

  • This Pass includes access to the Kansai Airport Express Haruka, Rapid and Special Rapid Services, and JR-West trains

  • Choose from a 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, or 4-day Pass based on your travel needs.

  • Skip queues to redeem your JR pass at new digital redemption machines at JR Pass ticket offices.

  • This pass is valid for 90 days from purchase so flexibly plan well in advance

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


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

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

  • 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)

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

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


  • Attraction tickets

  • 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

Getting around a foreign country can seem a bit daunting, especially to first-time visitors. The super reliable Japan railway system is designed to make for a hassle-free travel experience. If you’re heading to Kansai, then the JR West Kansai Pass is undoubtedly your best buddy! Home to post-card perfect cities like Kyoto and Nara, the Kansai region used to be the political and cultural center of Japan for centuries. Unravel the rich architecture and vibrant nightlife in Osaka, find peace at ancient Buddhist temples and gardens in Kyoto, savor the scrumptious Kobe beef in the harbor city of Kobe - this pass empowers you to explore the many facets of Japan like nothing else.

Route Map

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

Important Information

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

  • 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.

  • An 'Adult' is considered to be 12 or over 12 years old when an exchange order is issued or a rail pass is purchased.

  • An Adult or Child rail pass holder can support up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free. A third infant will require another Child's rail pass, and so on.

  • This Pass is eligible only for non-Japanese passport holders with a Temporary Visitor Visa and having permanent residence outside of Japan for 6+ months.

  • Unused tickets can be fully refunded during the validity.

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

  • 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 shortly after the purchase.

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

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

How to Redeem Your Tickets

  • If your passport is not equipped with an IC chip, you can only redeem your JR Pass at the JR Pass ticket office

  • 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

  • For more information about exchange locations, please click the link

  • 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.

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

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


  • Your pass is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase

  • After you activate the pass, it will remain valid for the select number of days chosen during redemption

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