questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

local transport in kyoto, hiroshima, fukuoka and nagasaki

Local transport in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki

Hello Explore Japan,
I known that with the JR-Pass we can travel on the (not Nozomi) shinkansen between de large city's,
But is it also possible to use it on the local metro/tram/bus lines (not always from JR) like the Kyoto Subway, Nagasaki Tramway and Seaside liner, the Hiroden in Hiroshima, and the Fukuoka City Subway ?



Hi Ham,

I'm afraid is it not possible to use any non-JR services with the JR Pass in the cities you list. The only exception is the Tokyo monorail which is free to use for JR Pass holders.

I hope this helps!

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As an addendum, in Hiroshima you can use the Hiroshima Loop Bus.
And you can buy a day pass for many local city subways etc without too much cost.

For Fukuoka, try the Fukuoka Tourist City Pass.

 There is good info seeing Fukuoka on:


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