KYUSHU PASS (ALL / NORTHERN)

VALID AREAS (RIGHT: All Kyushu, LEFT: Northern Kyushu):

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*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.

*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.

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.

PRICES:

NORTHERN KYUSHU AREA PASS:
3-day: $75.04 - Adult / $37.52 - Child
5-day: $88.28 - Adult / $44.14 - Child

ALL KYUSHU AREA PASS:
3-day: $132.42 - Adult / $66.21 - Child
5-day: $158.90 - Adult / $79.45 - Child

(Prices are valid until Oct 31 2017 PST)

*The price for children (ages 6 to 11) is half the adult price.
*The child's age is determined at the time of purchase.

ELIGIBILITY:

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

  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.
  3. If you are a Japanese citizen, you can use a JR Kyushu Rail Pass, in case of meeting the following three conditions.
    -you have a permanent resident status in a foreign country;
    -you hold an airline ticket to depart Japan within three months; and
    -you have purchased a Voucher for JR Kyushu Rail Pass overseas.

Those who satisfy conditions 1 and 2 above, or just 3 .
About 3: Sale for Japanese people will be finished on March 31st, 2017. (Exchange period for a voucher purchased in overseas is until June 30th, 2017.)

WHERE TO EXCHANGE:

[Station]
Hakata, Kokura, Mojikō, Saga, Nagasaki, Sasebo, Beppu, Oita, Kumamoto, Kagoshima-chuo*, Miyazaki* and Miyazaki Airport*
[JR Kyushu Travel]
Hakata, Kokura, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Kagoshima* and Miyazaki*
[Travel Service Center]
Kokura, Mojikō, Sasebo and Beppu