Kansai Thru Pass (Surutto Kansai)
The Kansai Thru Pass allows for unlimited travel on buses, trains and subways, with the major exception of JR trains and buses in the Kansai area of west, central Japan including Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Asuka, Koyasan, Himeji and Wakayama.
The Kansai Thru Pass is only available to foreign tourists and can be used on non-consecutive days for example, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the 3-day pass.
Kansai Thru Pass Types & Prices
|Kansai Thru Pass|
|Kansai Thru Pass 2-Day Ticket||4,000 yen|
|Kansai Thru Pass 3-Day Ticket||5,200 yen|
|50% off for children aged 6-11|
The Kansai Thru Pass is NOT valid on JR trains.
Subways, Light Rail, Trams & Cable Cars
The Kansai Thru Pass is valid on the Osaka subway, Kyoto subway, Kobe subway and Osaka Monorail as well as the Eizan Railway and Keifuku (Randen) in Kyoto, the Port and Rokko Liners in Kobe and the Hieizan and Koyasan cable cars.
The Kansai Thru Pass is valid on the Hankyu, Hanshin, Keihan, Kintetsu, Kobe Kosoku, Kobe Railways, Eizan, Nankai, Nose and Sanyo railways within the Kansai region.
The Kansai Thru Pass is valid on Kyoto City buses, Kobe City buses, Osaka City buses, as well as Hankyu, Itami, Keihan, Kintetsu, Nankai, Sanyo, Shintetsu and Wakayama buses.
The Kansai Thru Pass offers the bearer various reductions on admission to various museums in the Kansai area as well as other perks.
There are small reductions (around 100 yen) on entry to such places as Osaka Castle, Osaka Science Museum, Spaworld, the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Itsuo Art Museum, Osaka Museum of History, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel, Tsutenkaku Tower, Japan Folk Art Museum, Kishiwada Danjiri Kaikan, The Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation and the Yuki Museum of Art.
See the Kansai Thru Pass website for a full list of railways and buses where the pass is valid in English, Chinese, Korean and Thai as well as reductions on entry and travel available.
Where to Buy the Kansai Thru Pass
The Kansai Thru Pass can be purchased from travel agents overseas.
In Japan, foreign visitors can purchase the Kansai Thru Pass at Kansai International Airport, Itami Airport, the Kyoto Station Bus Information Center at Kyoto Station, the Osaka Visitors' Information Center in Namba, the Kansai Tourist Information Center in Shinsaibashi, the Osaka Visitors' Information Center in Umeda at JR Osaka Station, Nara City Tourist Information Center at Kintetsu Nara Station, the Kansai Tourist Information Center on the 3F of Kyoto Tower, the Hankyu Tourist Center in Umeda, the Shin-Osaka Youth Hostel and the Kansai Tourist Information Center in Daimaru Shinsaibashi.