Kansai Wide Area Pass

Kansai Wide Area Pass

The Kansai Wide Area Pass is a 5-day rail pass offered by JR West to non-Japanese passport holders for unlimited travel on the Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka to Okayama) and local, rapid and limited express JR trains in the Kansai area of west, central Japan centered on the major cities of Osaka (including the Osaka Loop Line), Kyoto, Kobe and Nara.

The area covered by the Kansai Wide Area Pass also extends to Kinosaki Onsen, Koyasan, Kurashiki, Himeji, Shirahama and Wakayama as well as Takamatsu in Shikoku.

*Note: the Kansai Wide Area Pass is not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train between Shin-Osaka Station and Kyoto Station.

Kansai Wide Area Pass map.
Kansai Wide Area Pass Map © JR West

Kansai Wide Area Pass Types & Prices

Kansai Wide Area Pass
Kansai Wide Area Pass (reserved online or bought overseas) 8,500 yen (child 4,250 yen)
Kansai Wide Area Pass (bought at a JR West station after arrival in Japan) 9,000 yen (child 4,500 yen)
children are classified as aged 6-11

Validity

  • The Kansai Wide Area Pass is for foreign visitors entering Japan with a "Temporary Visitor" visa. It is NOT valid for foreign residents of Japan or Japanese citizens.
  • Reserved seats are not covered by the Kansai Wide Area Pass.
  • Can be used on the Haruka Express from Kansai International Airport (KIX) in non-reserved carriages
  • The Kansai Wide Area Pass is valid for five consecutive calendar days (from midnight to midnight).
  • Non-transferable
  • One use per visit

Where to Buy the Kansai Wide Area Pass

The Kansai Wide Area Pass Exchange Order can be purchased from travel agents overseas. The Exchange Order is then exchanged for the Kansai Wide Area Pass on arrival in Japan.

In Japan, foreign visitors can purchase the Kansai Wide Area Pass at the following stations:

Osaka area

Kansai International Airport, Shin-Osaka Station, JR Osaka Station, Bentencho Station, JR-Namba, Kyobashi Station, Nishikujo Station, Shin-imamiya Station, Tennoji Station, Tsuruhashi Station.

Kyoto area

Kyoto Station, Nijo Station, Saga-Arashiyama, Uji Station.

Kobe area

Kobe Station, Sannomiya Station, Shin-Kobe Station.

Others

Higashi-Maizuru Station, Himeji Station, Kinosaki Onsen Station, Fukuchiyama Station, Nara Station, Nishi-Maizuru Station, Okayama Station, Toyooka Station, Tsuruga Station Station and Wakayama Station.

For further details see the JR West website for information in Chinese, Korean and English.


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