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Japan Rail Pass - JR Pass, Hokkaido Information

 

 
You may click the Order Online icon to purchase at this time however we suggest that you take the time to read the important information below.  This contains pass prices, pass types, ticket office locations, restrictions and the other useful information.
 
What is a Japan Rail Pass Hokkaido, JR Hokkaido Rail Pass?
Here is the perfect ticket for touring through Hokkaido.  JR Hokkaido Rail Pass is an economical rail pass to travel through Hokkaido Island. You can ride on "Hakucho", "Hokuto" limited express trains as many times as you like, and get on and off JR Hokkaido bus(apply some excludability). Hokkaido is full of places to see: Mt. Hakodate , and world heritage "Shiretoko". Use this ticket fully, and see every aspect of Hokkaido to your heart's content.
Who is eligible?
(1) You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor".

(2)

"Temporary visitor" entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sight-seeing, etc." If you apply for a "stay for sight-seeing" when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport as "temporary visitor". "Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JR Hokkaido Pass". Japanese citizens holding a Japanese passport will not be granted the "temporary visitor status" and will NOT be issued a JR Hokkaido Pass.
 
JR Hokkaido Pass types and prices.
Conversion Rate for May, 2017 ($1.00 = ¥112.29).  For more information Click Here.
**Hokkaido Green Passes had been discontinued from April 1st, 2015**
Type   Green   Ordinary

Duration

Adult Child Adult Child
3 Day N/A N/A ¥16,500 / $146.95 ¥8,250 / $73.47
Flexible 4 Day N/A N/A ¥22,000/ $195.93 ¥11,000 / $97.97
5 Day N/A N/A ¥22,000 / $195.93 ¥11,000 / $97.97
7 Day N/A N/A ¥24,000 / $213.74 ¥12,000 / $106.87
  Green: first class Green Cars
  Price for Children apply from age 6 to and including age 11(Children under 5 are free)
 
 

How to obtain a Japan Rail Pass Hokkaido, JR Hokkaido Pass?

You can purchase an Exchange Order from an authorized travel agencies. TTA is one of a few authorized sales agents for Japan's National Railway Group. After you arrive in Japan, you turn in the Exchange Order to receive the actual JR Hokkaido Pass at an applicable JR station that has a JR Hokkaido Pass exchange office in Japan
Japan Rail Pass, JR Hokkaido exchange offices:
JR Hokkaido stations or Joy Road offices: Kushiro, Obihiro, Asahikawa, Sapporo, New-chitose Airport, Hakodate, and Abashiri station office.
Conditions
 

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(1) The pass may only be used by the person it was issued to.
(2) The holder must carry his or her passport when using the pass.
(3) The pass is valid for ordinary car reserved and open seating on Hokkaido Railway Company limited express trains and express trains, and open seating on local trains (including local express trans).
(4) The pass cannot be be used for sleeping berths or JR Hokkaido bus lines.
(5)  When riding in Green Cars (excluding private compartments), you will be required to pay applicable Green and limited express fares.
(6) Any usage of connecting or other train lines operated by companies other than Hokkaido Railway will be charged normally.
(7) Even if a requested reservation is unavailable an you are required to ride in the open seating car, no refunds will be made.
How to reserve your seat assignment. 
Seat reservations can be made without additional payment (see details at the link below). To make a reservation, apply at any Travel Service Center or a Reservation Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) at a JR station, or at a sales office of a JR-associated travel agency. There, show your JR Pass, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before boarding. For more details, click here.
Validity Period
You must turn in your Exchange Order to obtain the actual JR Hokkaido Pass within three(3) months from the date the Exchange Order was issued. Once the pass has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed.
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