JR Kyushu Rail Pass


Eligibility for use

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Non-Japanese citizens who are visiting Japan for the purpose of sightseeing and traveling on a short-stay visa.

Conditions

1
You must hold a passport issued by a country other than Japan.
2
You must reside outside Japan and are visiting Japan on a short-stay visa(*).

Those who satisfy conditions 1 and 2 above.

*When entering Japan, please receive proof of "short-stay" with a stamp or seal on your passport. If you are using an automated gate when entering Japan、please offer to the airport staff and receive a certificate from your passport with a stamp or seal.

Types & Prices

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(Note) JR Kyushu Rail Passes do not apply to Shinkansen (bullet train) rides between Hakata and Kokura since this portion is a part of the Sanyo Shinkansen operated by the JR West.

Sightseeing destinations that can be reached with the Northern Kyushu Area Pass include:
  • Shimonoseki
  • Mojikō
  • Kokura
  • Hakata
  • Yufuin
  • Beppu
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Aso
  • Misumi
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Huis Ten Bosch
  • Sasebo

(Shinkansen rides allowed between Hakata and Kumamoto.)

Sightseeing destinations that can be reached with the Southern Kyushu Area Pass include:
  • Kumamoto
  • Misumi
  • Hitoyoshi
  • Kirishima-onsen
  • Kirishima-jingū
  • Kagoshima
  • Ibusuki
  • Nishi-Ōyama
  • Miyazaki
  • Obi
  • Nangō
  • Nobeoka

(Shinkansen rides allowed between Kumamoto and Kagoshima-chuo.)

*JR Kyushu Rail Passes cannot be used to ride the Sanyo Shinkansen, which includes the portion between Hakata and Kokura.
Seat reservations in standard cars can be made up to 10 times per person for 3-day passes and up to 16 times per person for 5-day passes.
Charges must be paid for reserved seat tickets over the limit.
*Pass price for children (age between 6 and 11) is half of the adult price.
[How to determine child's age]
*If you purchase a voucher for a JR Kyushu Rail Pass overseas: the age of the child is as of the date of purchase.
*If you purchase a JR Kyushu Rail Pass in Kyushu, Japan and purchased in JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking: the age of the child will be as of the date when the pass is first effective.

Applicable trains

  • Reserved and non-reserved seats for all Shinkansen (Mizuho, Sakura and Tsubame) within the designated covered area. *The pass cannot be used for the portion between Hakata and Kokura.
  • Reserved and non-reserved seats for all limited express trains within the designated covered area.
  • Local trains within the designated covered area.

*Use of Green Car (superior class) is allowed but subject to an additional charge.

Major trains of JR Kyushu

"ㇾ"…Available "×"…Not available

Train name All Kyushu
Area Pass
Northern Kyushu
Area Pass
Southern Kyushu
Area Pass
Kyushu Shinkansen (Mizuho, Sakura, Tsubame) ㇾ*1 ㇾ*2 Details
Details
Limited Express Sonic ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Kamome ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Midori ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Huis Ten Bosch ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Yufuin no Mori ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Yufu ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Kyushu Odan Tokkyu ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express Aso Boy! ㇾ  ×  Details
Limited Express KAWASEMI YAMASEMI ×  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express A-TRAIN ㇾ  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express Nichirin seagaia ㇾ  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express Nichirin ×  ㇾ  Details
SL Hitoyoshi ×  ㇾ  Details
Isaburo / Shinpei ×  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express Hayato no Kaze ×  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express Ibusuki no Tamatebako ×  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express Umisachi-Yamasachi ×  ㇾ  Details
Limited Express Kirishima ×  ㇾ  Details

*1 Kyushu Shinkansen rides with a Northern Kyushu Area Pass are limited to the portion between Hakata and Kumamoto.
*2 Kyushu Shinkansen rides with a Southern Kyushu Area Pass are limited to the portion between Kumamoto and Kagoshima-chuo.

How to purchase

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How to purchase *There are 4 purchase methods.

To purchase a E-ticket for JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking

You can purchase a E-ticket for JR Kyushu Rail Passes through the JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking

*After you arrive in Japan, please bring your E-ticket to one of the following ticket offices to pick up your "JR Kyushu Rail Pass."

JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking
Where to pick up your pass
■ Station

"ㇾ"…Available "×"…Not available

Station All Kyushu Area Pass Northern Kyushu
Area Pass
Southern Kyushu
Area Pass
Hakata ×
Kokura ×
Mojikō - ×
Saga ×
Nagasaki ×
Sasebo ×
Beppu - ×
Oita ×
Kumamoto
Kagoshima-chuo ×
Miyazaki ×
Miyazaki Airport - ×

The E-ticket can be exchanged to the pass at JR Kyushu Travel () and Travel Service Center () located in the station as well as at certain JR stations. However, the voucher of Southern Kyushu Area Pass cannot be exchanged to the pass at JR Kyushu Travel Kumamoto Branch and Miyazaki Branch.

*Pass(es) can only be obtained in person and you must present your E-ticket and passport.

To purchase a Voucher for JR Kyushu Rail Pass while outside Japan

Please purchase a Voucher for a JR Kyushu Rail Pass at a travel agency. Travel agencies that sell JR Kyushu Rail Passes include:

Overseas branches and authorized travel agents of JTB, Nippon Travel Agency, Kinki Nippon Tourist (Kintetsu International), TOBU TOP TOURS, JAL(▲), JALPAK, JR Kyushu Jet Ferry(▲), Tourbaksa, Korea Railroad Corporation, Package Tour, Hana Tour, Cosmo Travel(▲), Yes Trip, EGL Tours, cola tour, LION TRAVEL, Acces Rail and other travel agencies

*Southern Kyushu Area Pass is not sold at (▲) Company.

*These agents in Japan do not sell Vouchers for the JR Kyushu Rail Pass.

*After you arrive in Japan, please bring the Voucher to one of the following ticket office and you will be issued your JR Kyushu Rail Pass(es).


Where to pick up your pass
■ Station

"ㇾ"…Available "×"…Not available

Station All Kyushu Area Pass Northern Kyushu
Area Pass
Southern Kyushu
Area Pass
Hakata ×
Kokura ×
Mojikō - ×
Saga ×
Nagasaki ×
Sasebo ×
Beppu - ×
Oita ×
Kumamoto
Kagoshima-chuo ×
Miyazaki ×
Miyazaki Airport - ×

The voucher can be exchanged to the pass at JR Kyushu Travel () and Travel Service Center () located in the station as well as at certain JR stations. However, the voucher of Southern Kyushu Area Pass cannot be exchanged to the pass at JR Kyushu Travel Kumamoto Branch and Miyazaki Branch.

*Voucher is valid for three months after purchase.

*In order to exchange a voucher for a pass(es), you must present the Voucher in person along with your passport.

To purchase a Voucher for JR Kyushu Rail Pass on a plane of Hong Kong Express

The JR Kyushu Rail Pass is sold at Hong Kong Express.

*After you arrive in Japan, please bring the Voucher to one of the following ticket office and you will be issued your JR Kyushu Rail Pass(es).


Where to pick up your pass
■ Station

"ㇾ"…Available "×"…Not available

Station All Kyushu Area Pass Northern Kyushu
Area Pass
Southern Kyushu
Area Pass
Hakata ×
Kagoshima-chuo ×

The voucher can be exchanged to the pass at JR Kyushu Travel () as well as at certain JR stations.

*Voucher is valid for three months after purchase.

*In order to exchange a voucher for a pass(es), you must present the Voucher in person along with your passport.

To purchase in Japan

1
You must be in possession of a passport issued by a country other than Japan.
2
You must reside outside Japan and are visiting Japan on a short-stay visa.

In order to purchase a JR Kyushu Rail Pass, you must satisfy conditions 1 and 2 above.

Where to purchase
■ Station

"ㇾ"…Available "×"…Not available

Station All Kyushu Area Pass Northern Kyushu
Area Pass
Southern Kyushu
Area Pass
Hakata ×
Kokura ×
Mojikō - ×
Saga ×
Nagasaki ×
Sasebo ×
Beppu - ×
Oita ×
Kumamoto
Kagoshima-chuo ×
Miyazaki ×
Miyazaki Airport - ×

The pass can be purchased at JR Kyushu Travel () and Travel Service Center () located in the station as well as at certain JR stations. However, a Southern Kyushu Area Pass cannot be purchased at JR Kyushu Travel Kumamoto Branch and Miyazaki Branch.

■ Port & Airport

"ㇾ"…Available "×"…Not available

Port & Airport All Kyushu Area Pass Northern Kyushu Area Pass Southern Kyushu Area Pass
Hakata Port Beetle Counter ×
TISCO Travel Information Center(*) ×

(*)1st Floor Fukuoka Airport International Terminal

*You must appear in person with your passport to obtain your pass(es).

If the following conditions are met, you can purchase more than one pass.

1
The person who purchases the pass(es) must also be the user of the pass(es). (Passes cannot be purchased on behalf of another.)
2
Valid periods of multiple passes purchased shall not overlap.

Seat reservations

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Advance reservation (charged)

1
Customers who purchase Kyushu Rail Pass with "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking" and some overseas travel agencies (*)

From the "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking", reserved seats for the following limited express trains can be booked in advance. As a reservation fee, we will charge an additional charge of ¥ 1,000 per train.

【Target train】 All Kyushu Area Pass: Yufuin no Mori, Yufu, Ibusuki no Tamatebako

Northern Kyushu Area Pass: Yufuin no Mori, Yufu

Southern Kyushu Area Pass: Ibusuki no Tamatebako

(*) Target travel agency (excluding some branches):Nippon Travel Agency, JALPAK, JR Kyushu Jet Ferry, Tour baksa, Hana tour, Cosmo Travel, EGL Tours, Package Tour, Yes Trip, cola tour, LION TRAVEL


2
Other overseas travel agencies and customers who purchase Kyushu Rail Pass in Kyushu, Japan

You cannot make seat reservations on any train before your arrival in Japan. Seat reservations can be made at any JR Kyushu station or travel center.


Reservation in Kyushu, Japan (free)

Reservation of designated seats of Kyushu Shinkansen and limited express trains within the Kyushu Rail Pass Area to be purchased is possible. Please reserve a designated seat at JR Kyushu ticket counter, JR Kyushu Travel, Travel Center.
For Kyushu Rail Pass 3 days for 10 times, for 5 days for 16 times, ordinary car designated seat can be reserved for free. (There are times when you can not use when you are full.)
Charges must be paid for reserved seat tickets over the limit.
As for seat reservations, it’s convenient for you if you fill in the application form of reserved seats in advance.

■ All/Northern Kyushu Area Pass Reserved Seat Application Form
■ Southern Kyushu Area Pass Reserved Seat Application Form

Conditions of use

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1
A person whose name is on the pass shall be the sole user of the pass.
2
When you use the pass, please always carry your passport with you.
3
The pass cannot be used for JR Kyushu buses,B&S Miyazaki buses,the Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu and the ARU RESSHA(Sweet Train).
4
The pass cannot be used for the Sanyo Shinkansen (between Hakata and Kokura).
5
Use of Green Cars is subject to an additional fee. Passes do not authorize holder access to the private room/compartment of any Green Car.
6
The pass is only good within the JR Kyushu service area even though there may be some lines in Kyushu operated by other companies.
7
Travel on trains outside of the designated coverage area of your pass is subject to an additional fee/charge.
8
Unavailability of seating due to full occupancy shall not be subject to refunds.

In Regard to Refund

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Refund of Kyushu rail pass

1
Customers purchased at "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking"

Please refund yourself at "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking" by 23:00 on the day of using the pass. 10% of sale price (japanese yen) will be charged as a handling charge, and the remaining amount will be refunded.


2
Customers who have the Voucher of Kyushu Rail Pass purchased at travel agencies overseas

Please inquire about refunding to the agency you have purchased. JR Kyushu do not make a refund for it.


3
Customers who have received the Kyushu Rail Pass at the window of JR Kyushu

■Until the Day Before the First Day of Valid Period

Please offer refunding at the issue windows of station by one day before the starting of valid date of the pass. 10% of sale price (japanese yen) will be charged as a handling charge, and the remaining amount will be refunded.

■ After the First Day of Valid Period

On or after the valid date, no refunding will apply for whatever reason including suspension of the train, etc.


Refund of reseved seat ticket(KRP Option Ticket)reserved by JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking

1
Customers before receipt of designated tickets

Before departing the reservation train, please pay by yourself at "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking". Refund the fee (330 yen) Payment will be refunded after acceptance. In addition, if you do not use the train due to reasons such as inability to operate, please request from that "Inquiries" form of "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking". (*When you are unable to operate, please do not do the refund operation on your own, please be sure to request from format)


2
Customers after receipt of reserved seat tickets

Before departing the designated train, we will offer you to the "JR Kyushu ticket counter(Midori no Madoguchi)", and we will refund the fee (330 yen) after accepting it. We can not refund after train departure. If you can not get on the train due to inability to operate etc., please ask the staff of the station.