The JR Kansai Wide Area Pass is a rail pass for exclusive use by foreign tourists, providing five consecutive days of unlimited travel on designated train and bus lines (including shinkansen and limited express trains) in the Kansai Region.

Purchase the JR Kansai Wide Area Pass

JR Kansai Wide Pass
5 days12,000 yen


  1. Unlimited use of trains along the JR lines shown on the map above. The Sanyo Shinkansen is covered between Shin-Osaka and Okayama (including Nozomi and Mizuho trains). However, the Tokaido Shinkansen between Kyoto and Osaka is not covered.
  2. Seat reservations can be made at no additional cost at ticket offices. The first six reservations can alternatively be made at ticket machines, but subsequent ones can be made only at ticket offices.
  3. Unlimited use of the Kyoto Tango Railway, which provides access to Amanohashidate.
  4. Unlimited use of the Chizukyu Express Line between Kamigori and Chizu, a non-JR line that provides the fastest train access to Tottori.
  5. Unlimited use of the Wakayama Railway.
  6. Unlimited use of local JR buses between Kyoto Station, Takao and Shuzan, between Obama and Omi-Imazu, and between Fukuchiyama and Sonobe.
  7. Free use of rental bicycles at designated Ekirin Kun outlets within the covered area.
  8. The pass is valid on consecutive calendar days (midnight to midnight).
  9. Only foreign visitors to Japan (with temporary visitor status) can use the JR Kansai Wide Area Pass. It cannot be used by residents of Japan.
  10. 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 JR Kansai Wide Area Pass can be purchased online through various websites and at selected travel agents outside of Japan. The actual pass has to be picked up at a major station in the area covered before use.

Purchase the JR Kansai Wide Area Pass


The JR Kansai Wide Area Pass can be a very good value for travelers who visit the Osaka/Kyoto/Nara/Kobe area in combination with at least one major side trip to a less centrally located destination in the pass' coverage area, such as Kinosaki Onsen, Okayama, Takamatsu or the Kumano Region. It will not pay off for urban, short-distance travel around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe alone.

Read our page about passes for the Kansai Region for more information.