Kansai WIDE Area Pass

The Kansai WIDE Area Pass is a rail pass issued by JR WEST that can be used any number of times, including Shinkansen, for 5 consecutive days. Come and explore Western Japan (Okayama, Takamatsu, Kinosaki Onsen, Amanohashidate, Tottori, Takishi, Shirahama, Kii-Katsuura).
※You can use both non-reserved seats and reserved seats
The Kansai WIDE Area Pass is a 5-day rail pass.
Valid PeriodPurchase before arrivalPurchase after arrival
5 daysUSD 76.56(USD 7.65OFF)USD 84.22
Valid Routes
See the map below for routes covered by the Kansai WIDE Area Pass.
Valid Trains

Kansai WIDE Area Pass allows unlimited travel on the routes shown on the map.

  • Valid on the following trains.
    • Non-reserved seats on Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka⇔Okayama).
      You can also ride the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen" (Non-reserved seats).
    • Non-reserved seats on Express Trains "HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO, SUPER INABA" etc.
    • JR-WEST Conventional lines (Special Express, Express & Local)
  • Can be used on JR-West bus routes shown on the map.
  • Not valid on the following trains.
    • Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    • Sanyo Shinkansen (Okayama⇔Hakata)
    • Kyushu Shinkansen (Hakata⇔Kagoshima Chuo)
  • This ticket can only be used for reserved seats on certain trains. Please check the JR West website for details.
  • There is a reservation limit (6 times) for the amount of times you can use (or be issued) reserved seat tickets. If you wish to exceed the reservation limit, or if you do not reserve a reserved seat before boarding and want to use a reserved seat after boarding the train, you will need to purchase an additional non-discount Limited Express reserved seat ticket.
  • 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
  • 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), Takamatsu Station
  • 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.