Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Pass

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Discover Northern Kyushu with a Regional Pass. One Pass, unlimited adventures in Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga, and more. Regional Passes
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Foreign tourists can enjoy unlimited train travel in the Chugoku region, northern Kyushu, and parts of the Kansai Region with the Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Pass.

Using a single ticket, travelers can explore this area of Japan for 7 consecutive days. The pass provides great flexibility and value for money. Find out more about the benefits of this pass and how it works on this page.

How it works

What is included

When is it good for?

When is it good for?

Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass is valid for 7 consecutive calendar days, starting from the date of first use. The pass is valid from midnight to midnight, regardless of when you make your first journey.

Valid for a full week, this pass is the best choice if you want to explore Northern Kyushu. Visit Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and more.

If your pass expires while you’re riding a train, the pass will be valid until the following day provided you do not depart the train or exit the station.

Passes cannot be extended, even in the event of train delays or non-availability. You should check all the terms and conditions of your pass.

Eligibility and validity requirements

Eligibility and validity requirements

The Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass is available only to foreign visitors on temporary stays. Residents of Japan cannot get or use this type of rail pass.

Other restrictions include:

  • Single-person pass — it cannot be shared among multiple passengers. Each visitor must purchase their own rail pass and carry their passport with them when traveling.
  • One pass per person — you are only permitted to purchase one Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass for the same period.
  • Lost or stolen tickets — lost, stolen, or damaged tickets will not be reissued.

Children can get a discounted Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass.

Child prices apply to passengers aged between 6 and 11 when the exchange order is issued. Passengers aged 12 and over pay the adult fee.

For every adult or child pass purchased, up to 2 children aged between 1 and 5 can travel. However, a child’s pass is required if the child will sit alone in a reserved seat or travel alone.

Babies under 12 months old do not need a pass, they can travel for free.

Exchange your pass

You can easily buy your Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass online. It’s just like purchasing the full Japan Rail Pass.

After payment, you’ll be issued with an Exchange Order which you need to swap for your pass when you get to Japan. To do so, present your Exchange Order and passport at the exchange office located in one of the stations listed below. You’ll then be issued your pass and you can start traveling right away.

Here are the stations with exchange offices and their respective opening hours.

Why a Regional Pass?

Why a Regional Pass?

If you plan to travel around a specific area of Japan rather than the whole country, you should consider a Regional Pass. As it covers a limited area, the Regional Pass is cheaper than the full JR Rail Pass.

Offering great value for money, the Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass is the ideal choice for getting around top destinations in one of Japan’s largest islands.

Here’s a full list of benefits of the regional pass:

  • Value for money: with limited coverage, the regional pass is more economical than the full JR Pass. Pay only for the area you’ll visit.
  • Reduced fees for children: children under the age of 12 enjoy discounted fees. Babies aged under 1 year travel free.
  • In-depth exploration: by focusing on a specific area with a regional pass, you can visit beyond the major cities.
  • Access local services: local, rapid and limited express trains are included. See smaller towns you might otherwise miss out on.
  • High-speed transport: several Shinkansen services are included, experience Japan’s famous bullet trains.

Whole Japan Rail Pass

A Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Rail Pass is suitable if you will not travel beyond northern Kyushu. However, if you’d like to see more of Japan during your stay, the full JR Pass may be your best option.

Advantages of getting the full Japan Rail Pass instead of a Regional Pass include:

unlimited acces

Unlimited Access: With the JR Pass, you’ll enjoy full access to JR trains and bus services.

whole Japan

Explore all of Japan: Travel around the entire country with the JR Pass. Make the most out of your trip with the full rail pass.

full Shinkansen network

Full Shinkansen Network: With the Japan Rail Pass, you get access to the complete Shinkansen train network. Travel high-speed on Japan’s bullet trains.

main airport transfers

Main Airport Transfers: Transfers between major airports and city centers are included in the JR Pass, one less thing to worry about.

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