Kansai Area Pass

The Kansai Area Pass is a rail pass issued by JR WEST that can be used any number of times for 1 to 4 days. Travel in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama, Tsuruga, Iga Ueno). Explore Kyoto with a one-day pass for the Kyoto Municipal Subway and Keihan Electric Railway at an amazing price.
With the aim of improving access from Osaka to Kyoto, and further reducing congestion in Kyoto, a new one-day pass for Hankyu Railway will be added to the Kansai Area Pass.
  • One-day pass area
    • Osaka Umeda - Kyoto Kawaramachi, Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome - Kitasenri, Katsura - Arashiyama
  • How to Use
    • Bring the Hankyu Railway exchange ticket that comes with your ticket to the designated counter to exchange for a Hankyu Railway one-day pass.
  • Exchange point
    • Hankyu Tourist Center Osaka Umeda
    • Hankyu Tourist Information Center Kyoto-Kawaramachi
    • Hankyu Tourist Information Center Kyoto-Karasuma
You can select a rail pass for 1/2/3/4 days.
Valid PeriodPurchase before arrivalPurchase after arrival
1 dayJPY ¥2,400JPY ¥2,400
2 daysJPY ¥4,600JPY ¥4,600
3 daysJPY ¥5,600JPY ¥5,600
4 daysJPY ¥6,800JPY ¥6,800
Valid Routes
See the map below for routes covered by the Kansai Area Pass.
Valid Trains

The Kansai Area Pass gives you unlimited rides within the area shown on the map.

  • The following trains can be used:
    • Non-reserved seats of ordinary cars on the Kansai-Airport Express HARUKA
    • Special Rapid trains, Rapid trains, and Local trains on JR-West lines.
    • All lines on the Kyoto Municipal Subway (1-day pass, exchange needed at a specified counter).
    • All trains on the Kansai Electric Railway (1-day pass, exchange needed at a specified counter).
  • JR-West buses can only be used on the Takao/Keihoku Line in Kyoto.
  • This ticket can only be used for reserved seats on certain trains. Please check the JR West website for details.
  • Express trains excluding the Kansai-Airport Express HARUKA require a separate express ticket.
  • Shinkansen cannot be used.
  • Please note that price, and reservation/exchange method are subject to change.
  • Adult: 12 years old and above (when issuing a voucher or purchasing a rail pass)
  • Child: 6-11 years old (when issuing a voucher or purchasing a rail pass)
    • Adult or child ticket holders can accompany up to 2 preschoolers (1-5 years old) for free.
    • A separate rail pass is required for the third child onward.
    • Free for children under 1 year old.
  • A rail pass is required for the following users.
    • Children using reserved seats (ordinary cars)
    • Children traveling alone
  • 1-day pass for Kyoto Municipal Subway / Keihan Railway
    • Exchange locations
      • [Kyoto Municipal Subway]
        • Kyoto City Bus & Subway Information Center (Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station, Kyoto Station, Kotochika Kyoto, Kitaōji Station, Karasuma Oike Station)
        • Kyoto KOKO Welcome Center (Kyoto Station)
        • Station Offices at Kyoto Municipal Subway stations
      • [Keihan Electric Railway]
        • Station Offices at Sanjo Station, Tofukuji Station, Fushimi-Inari Station and Uji Station
    • Can only be used within the valid period of the Kansai Rail Pass.
    • This is a one-day rail pass valid only on the day you received it (Cannot be received in advance)
  • Available for purchase by non-Japanese passport holders.
    *Not available for Japanese nationals (Including Japanese nationals resident overseas).
  • Those entering Japan as a "Temporary Visitor".
  • "Temporary Visitor" is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.
How to Receive the Pass
  • You will receive a QR code after the purchase.
    • Please confirm on MYPAGE.
    • Please have your confirmation email ready to receive the rail pass.
  • The ticket can be received at the following JR WEST stations.
    • Toyama Station (Near Central Ticket Office), Shin-Takaoka Station, Kanazawa Station (Near Kenrokuen Exit), Komatsu Station, Fukui Station, Tsuruga Station, Kyoto Station (West Gate, Underground Gate, Central), Shin-Osaka Station (Near East Gate), Osaka Station (Near Central Ticket Office), Kobe Station, Shin-Kobe Station, Sannomiya Station (East Exit), Himeji Station (Near Central Ticket Office), Uji Station, Kyobashi Exit (North Exit), Tennoji Station (Central Gate), Shin-Imamiya Station, Nishikujō Station, Kansai Airport Station, Nara Station, JR Namba Station, Wakayama Station, Fukuchiyama Station, Okayama Station (Inside Ticket Office), Yonago Station, Tottori Station, Matsue Station, Hiroshima Station (next to Shinkansen Central Gate Exit), Shin-Yamaguchi Station (Ticket Office next to Shinkansen Gate), Shin-Shimonoseki Station (Shinkansen Exit), Shimonoseki Station, Ogura Station (Ticket Office next to Shinkansen Gate), Hakata Station (Ticket Office next to Shinkansen Gate)
  • You will need the QR code and passport to receive the rail pass.
  • Please scan the QR code and passport 1 person at a time.
Sales and Use
  • Rail passes can be purchased throughut the year.
  • Rail passes can be used for consecutive days.
  • Rail passes are valid from 12:00AM
Refunds after Receiving the Pass
  • Refunds: Can be made only where the rail pass is issued/exchanged.
  • Refund Amount: Sales price minus the deduction. (Fee: 10% of the sales prices, minimum of JPY 220)
  • If the rail pass has already been used/expired, it cannot be refunded.
  • Refunds cannot be made due to non-availability of service, delays, etc.
Refunds before Receiving the Pass
  • The order is valid for 3 months. You cannot keep this rail pass for more than 3 months.
  • If you have chosen to receive the rail pass later at the ticket machine, cancellation can be made after ordering.
  • If 100 days have passed after the order without receiving the rail pass, your order will be canceled and the payment will be refunded later.
Related Information
  • The rail pass is valid is for the pass holder only.
  • Please bring your passport for identification for JR station staff when using the rail pass.
  • Lost/stolen rail passes cannot be re-issued.
  • Rail pass usage rules are stipulated by JR WEST Conditions of Carriage and Japanese Law.
  • Rules regarding the use of vouchers are stated in the issuer's rules and contracts.
  • If discrepances arise about Carriage Conditions between the foreign language and Japanese versions, Japanese shall take precedence.