Kansai as well as Chubu are two of the most gorgeous regions of Japan. Both are bursting with attractions for almost all kinds of traveler: countless heritage sites, breathtaking nature, bountiful markets, as well as irresistible cuisine.
Thanks to the country’s sprawling transportation network, it is simple to get around these two regions. major cities are linked by effective railway as well as highway bus systems. It’s no question many travelers include Kansai as well as Chubu in their Japan itinerary!
While numerous tourist passes are offered for checking out each private region, there are only a few that cover BOTH. one of them is the JR Takayama Hokuriku area tourist Pass.
Offered by JR central as well as JR West, this pass enables the individual unlimited rides on JR regional as well as restricted reveal trains, Hokuriku Shinkansen as well as buses in these areas:
some areas in Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kansai Airport)
Hokuriku area (Fukui, Ishikawa, as well as Toyama)
Gifu (Gero as well as Takayama as a jump-off point for Shirakawa-go)
The pass is valid for 5 consecutive days.
This will assist you save a significant amount compared to buying routine tickets. For example, for our itinerary, it would have expense us ¥25,000-30,000 without the pass (all non-reserved seats). The pass only costs around half of that as well as with as much as four free reserved seats. We saved a great deal utilizing the pass. right here are more info as well as details about this pass — price, where to buy, exactly how to use, as well as the coverage.
WHAT’S covered IN THIS GUIDE?
How much is the pass?
What are the areas covered by the pass?Area Coverage
JR railway as well as Bus Lines Coverage
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How much is the pass?
You can purchase the pass outside of Japan, online, or when you show up in Japan. The cost varies depending upon where you purchase the pass.
Purchasing Abroad as well as Online: ¥14,260 (Adult); ¥7,130 (Child)
Purchasing in Japan: ¥15,280 (Adult); ¥7,640 (Child)
This pass is only offered to foreigners with the “Temporary Visitor” status/visa. The pass is non-transferable. only the person whose name is on the pass can utilize it.
The pass is valid for 5 consecutive days. The validity date is specified on the pass. For example, the validity date on my pass was from February 24 to February 28, 2020.
Children age is 6-11 years old. 12 years old as well as above are thought about adults already. kids 5 years as well as below are free, however they will share the seat with the accompanying adult.
Secure your pass as well as don’t lose it. It will not be replaced or reissued whether it’s lost or stolen.
Purchasing in Japan. You can purchase at the JR ticket office at major railway stations such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Chubu Centrair Airport, Kyoto, Osaka, as well as Kansai Airport. In our case, we got our pass at Kansai flight terminal station JR ticket office.
Purchasing outside Japan. You can likewise buy from the choose travel companies outside Japan. For the Philippines, there are companies in Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasay, Taguig, as well as Cebu. a few of these companies are Reli Tours, ATTIC Tours, Rakso, discovery Tours, universal Holidays, as well as JTB travel Saloon. You may likewise ask your trusted travel agents if they offer this pass.
You will get an MCO (miscellaneous charges order) that you requirement to exchange into the actual pass within three months from the date of problem of the MCO. You can exchange at the JR ticket office at major railway stations such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Chubu Centrair Airport, Kyoto, Osaka, as well as Kansai Airport.
Reserving Online. You can reserve your pass on the internet with JR West on the internet train booking or via other on the internet ticketing sites like Klook. keep in mind to take note of the directions as well as guidelines on where as well as exactly how to redeem as well as pick up your actual pass.
✅ RESERVE YOUR PASS HERE!
When purchasing, exchanging or choosing up your pass, the people who will really utilize the pass should be present. Don’t fail to remember to bring your passport as well as the MCO (if bought outside Japan) or your credit history card (if on the internet reservation).
The details you provided for the MCO as well as the pass cannot be altered or modified.
Read all the directions on exactly how to exchange as well as pick up particularly for those who bought outside Japan as well as online. Take note of the info that you requirement to provide as well as the things to bring upon exchange/pick up.
What are the areas covered by the pass?
The Takayama Hokuriku area tourist Pass can be utilized in these areas in the Kansai as well as Chubu regions.
Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya
Hokuriku Subregion: Ishikawa (Kanazawa), Fukui as well as Toyama
Gifu: Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Gero
Note that the pass doesn’t cover all of Chubu or all of Kansai, however only the areas specified above.
Shirakawa-go in Winter
Unlimited utilize of JR restricted express, express, rapid, as well as regional trains with non-reserved seats between Nagoya as well as Toyama, Kyoto/Osaka (Shin-Osaka) as well as Kanazawa, Osaka as well as Kansai Airport, as well as within central Osaka.
Unlimited utilize of JR Hokuriku Shinkansen with non-reserved seats between Toyama station as well as Kanazawa Station.
Unlimited utilize of Nohi Bus, Toyama Chitetsu Bus, as well as Hokutetsu Bus between Takayama Nohi Bus Center, Shirakawa-go, as well as Kanazawa. one more path is between Takayama Nohi Bus Center, Shirakawa-go, as well as Toyama.
Unlimited utilize of Kaetsuno Bus between Shirakawa-go, Gokayama, as well as Shin-Takaoka Station.
JR railway as well as Bus Lines Coverage
JR Railways: Tokaido/Takayama Lines (Nagoya-Toyama), Hokuriku/Kosei/Tokaido Lines (Osaka-Kanazawa), Hanwa/Kansai flight terminal Lines (Osaka-Kansai flight terminal & Osaka City), as well as Hokuriku Shinkansen (Toyama-Kanazawa)
Bus Lines: Nohi Bus, Toyama Chitetsu Bus, Hokutetsu Bus, as well as Kaetsuno Bus.
Inclusive of as much as four (4) reserved seats on regular lines on the restricted reveal trains except the restricted reveal Haruka as well as Hokuriku Shinkansen. When you want to utilize one of the four reserved seating, make sure to go to the JR ticket office to get the free seat ticket.
Only non-reserved seats for restricted reveal “Haruka” (between Osaka as well as Kansai Airport) as well as Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Kanazawa as well as Toyama).
This pass does not cover eco-friendly vehicle seats or Gran class seats. It only includes unlimited non-reserved seats plus your four free reserved seats.
You cannot refund unused reserved seats in situation you were not able to avail of all four slots.
This pass does not cover the trip on Tokaido Shinkansen between Kyoto station as well as Shin-Osaka Station.
For Nohi Bus, Toyama Chitetsu Bus, as well as Hokutetsu Bus, a booking is required. You may reserve as much as a month prior to your travel date. right here are the get in touch with details:
For Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa Route
(+81) 577-32-1688 (Nohi Bus) / (+81) 76-234-0123 (Hokuriku Railway)
Office Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
For Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Toyama Route
(+81) 577-32-1688 (Nohi Bus) / (+81) 76-433-4890 (Toyama Railway)
Office Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Nohi) / 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Toyama)
No prior booking needed for Kaetsuno Bus.
If you purchase the pass from Klook, you will be provided two choices on exactly how you want to get the exchange Voucher, which you will utilize to get the pass: shipment or flight terminal Pickup. If you opt for pickup, you will be emailed a voucher. then comply with these steps.
If you select shipment when you book with Klook, you will be sent the exchange Order. Then, avoid to step 2.
Upon arrival at the airport, decrease by their designated place or store as well as present your voucher. The personnel may likewise inspect your passport for confirmation. You will be provided an exchange Order.
After entering Japan, proceed to the JR office at major train station as well as provide the exchange order as well as your passport to the staff. You will be issued the pass, which is valid for five days. You don’t have to utilize it right away. You will be asked the date when you plan to very first utilize it.
To utilize the pass, just present the pass to the attendant at the manned gate. If it’s your extremely very first time to utilize the pass, the attendant will stamp a seal on the pass.
For every succeeding use, all you requirement to do is show the pass to the personnel next to the manned gates. They will not stamp the pass anymore. They’ll just inspect it.
To utilize it for trains with reserved seating, decrease by the JR counter very first before proceeding to the gates. You will be provided a ticket, which shows your vehicle number as well as seat number.
Always have your passport with you in situation the attendant or train vehicle conductor asks for it.
Plan your itinerary well, so you can plot as well as determine which train trips to utilize the four free reserved seats.
Review the terms of utilize including the guidelines as well as other concerns like refunds.
To maximize this pass, plan your itinerary well.
You may utilize Hyperdia to track the routine as well as to get other info regarding your train rides like the platform number as well as the type of trains.
Be mindful of the time as well as train/bus schedule.
Always inspect the platform, your train vehicle number, as well as seat number to prevent waiting at the wrong platform, entering the wrong car, as well as taking the wrong seat. You can inspect the platform numbEr na hyperdii alebo elektronické značenie na stanici.
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