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5 Day JR Kansai Wide Area Pass

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Highlights

  • Explore major and lesser-known cities around the Kansai region from Osaka and Kyoto to Okayama and Takamatsu
  • Unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen, Express Trains, Rapid Services, and local trains for 5 consecutive days
  • Skip lines to redeem your JR pass at the digital redemption machines in the Osaka Kansai International Airport
  • With a 90-day validity from the date of purchase, get enough time to plan your journey
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Why You Should Pick This Pass?

The best thing about the Kansai Wide Area Pass is that apart from getting to visit the top destinations in Kansai, you also get to explore some of the lesser-known areas around the region. These include Kurashiki, Shirahama, and Kinosaki Onsen where you can visit various attractions like well-known hot springs, shores, and even amusement parks! 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. The Wide Area pass allows a first-time visitor to conveniently move around, making for a hassle-free travel experience.

The pass includes rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (including bullet trains Nozomi and Mizuho between Shin-Osaka and Okayama), Rapid and Special Rapid services, non-reserved seats on Express trains (including Haruka, Kuroshio, Thunderbird, Kounotori, Super Hakuto, Super Inaba, etc) and Local trains (including Kyoto Tango Railway, Wakayama Electric Railway, and Chizu Express), and finally the West JR Buses in the area.

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Inclusions

  • 5 Day JR Kansai Wide Area Pass
  • Non-reserved seats on the Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama)
  • Non-reserved seats on the Hello Kitty Shinkansen
  • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains
  • Special Rapid Services
  • Rapid Services
  • Local trains on JR-West Conventional lines
  • JR Buses
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Exclusions

  • Attraction Tickets

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 6 - 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.

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Know Before You Go

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Important Information

  • The JR Pass is eligible only for non-Japanese passport holders with a Temporary Visitor Visa and a permanent residence outside of Japan for 6+ months
  • Carry your passport while using a rail pass and present it to a JR staff if needed
  • Non-Japanese passport holders with a permanent residence in Japan cannot use the JR Pass
  • 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
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Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

  • 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 may redeem your JR Kansai WIDE Area Pass at any of the following locations: Kyoto Station, Osaka Station, Shin-Ōsaka Station, Osaka Kansai International Airport, Nara Station, Sannomiya Station, Wakayama Station, Fukuchiyama Station, and Okayama Station
  • Click here for the step-by-step redemption process using a digital redemption machine

Validity

  • 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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