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Japan Rail Pass - JR Pass, Kyushu 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 Kyushu, JR Kyushu Rail Pass?
Here is the perfect ticket for touring through Kyushu.  JR Kyushu Rail Pass is an economical rail pass to travel through Kyushu Island. You can ride on Kyushu Shinkansen "Tsubame" (bullet Trains), "Relay Tsubame" and "Sonic" limited express trains as many times as you like, and get on and off any Kyushu Railway Company train freely. Kyushu is full of places to see: the hot springs of Beppu, Mt. Aso in Kumamoto, and stunning Sakurajima in Kagoshima. Use this ticket fully, and see every aspect of Kyushu 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".


"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 Kyushu Pass". Japanese citizens holding a Japanese passport will not be granted the "temporary visitor status" and will NOT be issued a JR Kyushu Pass.
              JR Kyushu Pass types and prices.
Conversion Rate for May, 2017 ($1.00 = ¥112.29).  For more information Click Here.
Type   Ordinary


Adult Child
5 Day ¥18,000 / $160.31    ¥9,000 / $80.15
3 Day ¥15,000 / $133.59    ¥7,500 / $66.80
North Area

3 Day

5 Day


¥8,500 / $75.70

¥10,000/ $89.06


 ¥4,250 / $37.85

¥5,000/ $44.53

(Child: 6-11 years old (Children under 5 are free)

How to obtain a Japan Rail Pass Kyushu, JR Kyushu 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 Kyushu Pass at an applicable JR station that has a JR Kyushu Pass exchange office in Japan
Japan Rail Pass, JR Kyushu exchange offices:
JR Kyushu stations or Joy Road offices: Kokura, Hakata, Kumamoto, Nishi-kagoshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Oita, and Miyazaki Joy Road offices, and Hakata and Huis ten Bosch stations.

For Information on JR Pass Exchange Offices Click Here.

(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 Kyushu Railway Company limited express trains and express trains, and open seating on local trains (including local express trans). It can also be used on the Kyushu Shinkansen (Shin Yatsushiro - Kagoshima Chuo).
(4) The pass cannot be be used for the Sanyo Shinkansen (Hakata - Kokura), sleeping berths or JR Kyushu 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 Kyushu 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 Kyushu 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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