The All Shikoku Rail Pass is a rail pass for exclusive use by foreign tourists, providing unlimited train travel on Shikoku on a number of consecutive days. It is valid not only on JR trains, but also on the trains and trams of Kotoden, Iyotetsu, Tosaden, Tosa Kuroshio Railway and the Asa Kaigan Railway. Furthermore, it can be used on selected ferries to Shodoshima Island and on buses on Shodoshima.

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All Shikoku Rail Pass
 
Purchased inside Japan
Purchased outside Japan
3 consecutive days
9,500 yen
9,000 yen
4 consecutive days
10,500 yen
10,000 yen
5 consecutive days
11,500 yen
11,000 yen
7 consecutive days
12,500 yen
12,000 yen
Reduced rates apply to children aged 6-11 (50% off).

Below is a map of train and ferry lines, which can be used with the All Shikoku Rail Pass:

Validity

  1. Unlimited use of unreserved seats on all trains operated by JR Shikoku, Kotoden, Iyotetsu, Tosaden, Tosa Kuroshio Railway and the Asa Kaigan Railway, except the Seto Sunrise overnight train and the Botchan Train in Matsuyama. JR trains can be used as far as Kojima Station, the first station north of the Seto Ohashi Bridge on Honshu Island.
  2. Seat reservations are not covered by the pass. Seat reservations can be purchased separately at the cost of 1000 yen per four seat reservations.
  3. Green car (first class) seats cannot be used.
  4. Unlimited use of Shodoshima Ferry car ferries (but not high speed boats) between Takamatsu and Tonosho Port on Shodoshima Island as well as the buses on Shodoshima Island.
  5. Pass holders are entitled to discounts on the following additional ferry routes: Wakayama-Tokushima, Matsuyama-Kure-Hiroshima and Jumbo Ferry (Takamatsu-Shodoshima, Takamatsu-Kobe, Shodoshima-Kobe).
  6. Pass holders are entitled to ride the bus between Matsuyama and Kochi for a heavily discounted 1000 yen.
  7. The pass is valid on consecutive calendar days (midnight to midnight).
  8. Only foreign visitors to Japan (on a temporary visitor visa) can use the All Shikoku Rail Pass. It cannot be used by residents of Japan.
  9. The pass can only be used by a single person. It cannot be transferred between multiple persons. The pass holder has to carry his/her passport at all times.

Points of Sale

The All Shikoku Rail Pass is sold at JR Shikoku travel agencies at Takamatsu Station, Matsuyama Station, Tokushima Station, Kochi Station and Osaka's Umeda Station. The pass can also be purchased overseas via the internet or through travel agents, in which case a voucher will be initially issued that has to be exchanged to the actual pass after arrival in Japan at one of the above mentioned sales offices.

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Assessment

The All Shikoku Rail Pass easily translates into savings as shown by the following table that lists regular fares between major stations:

 
Tokushima
Kochi
Uwajima
Matsuyama
Takamatsu
Kojima
3,500 yen
5,000 yen
8,000 yen
6,000 yen
1,000 yen
Takamatsu
2,500 yen
5,000 yen
8,000 yen
6,000 yen
 
Matsuyama
8,500 yen
9,500 yen*
3,000 yen
   
Uwajima
10,000 yen
4,500 yen
     
Kochi
5,000 yen
       

* 3,500 yen by Iyotetsu Bus

Alternative Tickets

The Shikoku Free Kippu provides unlimited use of all JR trains on Shikoku and is also available to residents of Japan. However, it is almost twice as expensive as the All Shikoku Rail Pass.