Kansai Area Pass

Kansai Area Pass

The Kansai Area Pass is a 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, or 4-day rail pass offered by JR West for unlimited travel on 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, except for Shinkansen bullet trains and reserved seats on the Haruka Kansai Airport express.

The area covered by the Kansai Area Pass can be seen on the map below and extends to Himeji, Iga-Ueno, JR-Namba, Nagahama in Shiga Prefecture, Nara Station, Saga-Arashiyama Station, Sonobe, Tennoji, Tsuruga, Universal City Station for USJ and Wakayama.

Kansai Area Pass
Kansai Area Pass Map © JR West

Kansai Area Pass Types & Prices

Kansai Area PassPricePurchased in Japan
Kansai Area Pass 1-Day 2,200 yen (child 1,100 yen) 2,300 yen (child 1,150 yen)
Kansai Area Pass 2-Day 4,300 yen (child 2,150 yen) 4,500 yen (child 2,200 yen)
Kansai Area Pass 3-Day 5,300 yen (child 2,650 yen) 5,500 yen (child 2,750 yen)
Kansai Area Pass 4-Day 6,300 yen (child 3,150 yen) 6,500 yen (child 3,250 yen)
children are classified as aged 6-11


  • The Kansai 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 Area Pass.
  • Can be used on the Haruka Express from Kansai International Airport (KIX) in non-reserved carriages but NOT on other Limited Express services
  • The Kansai Area Pass is valid for consecutive calendar days (from midnight to midnight).
  • Non-transferable
  • One use per visit

Where to Buy the Kansai Area Pass

The Kansai Area Pass Exchange Order can be purchased from travel agents overseas. The Exchange Order is then exchanged for the Kansai Area Pass on arrival in Japan at offices in Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Sannomiya, Kansai International Airport, Nara, Wakayama.

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

Osaka area

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

Kyoto area

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

Kobe area

Kobe Station, Sannomiya Station, Shin-Kobe Station.


Tsuruga Station Station and Wakayama Station.

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

Haruka Express, Kyoto, Japan.
Haruka Express between Kyoto Station and Kansai International Airport (KIX)

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