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JR Hashidate to Amanohashidate Question 2018/9/3 11:52
Hi,

Does anyone know what's the current state of traveling to Amanohashidate on JR Hashidate (From Kyoto)?

Few years ago, I went to Amanohashidate when they still have the Amanohashidate Pass (which has been discontinued), and I could purchase the pass on the train from the conductor.

Is it still possible to purchase ticket on JR Hashidate ( for Fukuchiyama to Amanohashidate section) or do I need to purchase my ticket elsewhere?

Thank you.
by vinces7  

Re: passes for Amanohashidate trip 2018/9/3 18:39
How is your itinerary?

Amanohashidate is not served by JR.
Limited Express Hashidate trains run by JR and non-JR sections.
West Japan Railway [JR-West] section
: Kyoto -- Fukuchiyama.
Kyoto Tango Railway [Tantetsu] section
: Fukuchiyama -- Miyazu -- Amanohashidate (-- Kumihama).

Amanohashidate Marugoto Free Pass
(1-day: 3090 yen, 2-day: 4430 yen)
: Valid on all Tantetsu lines
+ Tango Kairiku Kotsu lines around Amanohashidate Sandbar
(route bus, sightseeing ship, chairlift, cable car, Nariaiji mountain bus).
: Covering Tantetsu Limited Express surcharges
for train rides without seat reservation.
: Not valid on Amanohashidate View Land lines (chairlift, monorail).

JR-West Kansai WIDE Area Pass
(5-day: 9000 yen when booked via the JR-West website)
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/pass/kansai_wide/
: Valid on JR-West sections in the designated area
+ all Tantetsu lines.
: Covering JR-West and Tantetsu Limited Express surcharges
for train rides without seat reservation.
: Not valid on Tango Kairiku Kotsu lines or on Amanohashidate View Land lines.

- Amanohashidate Sandbar
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3992.html#section_get_there

Few years ago, I went to Amanohashidate

Maybe it was before April 2015.

The railway lines connecting Fukuchiyama, Miyazu and Toyooka
were operated until March 2015 by Kitakinki Tango Railway [KTR],
who still owns the railway facilities.
On the 1st of April 2015,
the operation was taken over
by a company of WILLER Group (known for expressway bus),
who uses the nicknames Kyoto Tango Railway and Tantetsu.

Is it still possible to purchase ticket on JR Hashidate

Basically you purchase at a station your tickets for Hashidate train rides;
to purchase a pass shown above, you have to visit a manned counter.

I remember KTR offered a service to hand a booked pass to the passenger on a train;
I am not sure whether Tantetsu may make on-board sales in a particular situation.
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: JR Hashidate to Amanohashidate Question 2018/9/4 05:33
If you are visiting Amanohashidate from Osaka or Kyoto, I will consider kansai Wide Area pass, you can use the pass for 5 day, and alone Amanohashidate from Kobe almost cover the cost.

Remember when make reservation before you arrive Japan, it will cost 9000yen, in Japan it will cost 10000yen, since you can reserve for the pass and pay for it when you arrive at the airport, do not buy from a agent, they will add commission on top of the price.
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