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Hokuriku Arch Pass

mehal
mehal
3 months ago
3 responses

Hello!

I would like to understand if it makes sense (or not) for me to buy the Hokuriku Arch Pass (7 days) to cover the following trains in my itinerary:

  1. Tokyo train station to Kanazawa (Hakutaka No.561)
  2. Kanazawa to Toyama (Hakutaka No.558)
  3. Toyama to Takayama (Hida No.8 )
  4. Takayama to Toyama (Hida No.3)
  5. Toyama to Narita Airport Terminal 1 (with Kagayaki No.508 to Ueno and Skyliner No.143 from Keisei-Ueno to N. Terminal 1)

Additional questions:
Are public transport in Kanazawa city and Toyama city covered by this pass?
Which website or app should I rely on for accurate timetables and platform information?
Can I request for a start date of the pass to be different from the arrival date in Japan?
Once the pass is ordered, how long does it take to receive this pass?

Looking forward to your clarification!

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Daniel-san
18800 posts
3 months ago
Expert

Hi there,

The first and best resource for the Hokuriku Arch Pass is our product page. Especially, the map is useful - as you can see the coverage area of the pass.

1.) You can use any Shinkansen between Tokyo - Kanazawa, just be aware that the Kagayaki train needs a prior reservation.
2.) Yes
3.) Travel to Takayama is not included, but you can cover Toyama - Inotami with the pass, is will help you save on the fare.
4.) Same for way back
5.) You can use the Narita Express for free to Narita Airport. This is a different train from the Skyliner.

"Are public transport in Kanazawa city and Toyama city covered by this pass?" Local JR buses in Kanazawa are covered but other transport, such as the metro are not.

"Which website or app should I rely on for accurate timetables and platform information?" A good app to plan is called Navi time.

"Can I request for a start date of the pass to be different from the arrival date in Japan?" Yes, you can select your own starting date once you arrive in Japan.

"Once the pass is ordered, how long does it take to receive this pass?" See our delivery times page for details, I recommend ordering at least 2 weeks before your travel date.
https://www.jrpass.com/delivery

Kind regards,
Daniel


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