The Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass is a slightly cheaper alternative to the Japan Rail Pass for travelers who want to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and make a stop over in the Hokuriku region, such as at Nagano, Kanazawa or Karuizawa.
Child passes (6-11) are available for half price
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- Unlimited travel on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo to Kanazawa), using ordinary car reserved seats. This includes the super fast Kagayaki Shinkansen.
- Travel on limited express trains, and local trains and all Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.
- Local travel on JR lines in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Limitations and things to keep in mind
- Travel on the Haruka express to Kansai Airport is included but only non-reserved.
- The Tokaido Shinkansen is not included, this means that travelers who wish to make a return between Tokyo - Osaka/Kyoto have to travel both ways via the Hokuriku Arch, this adds a significant amount of extra travel time.
The JR Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass can only be used by visitors entering Japan using a “Temporary Visitor Visa"!
Exchange station locations
Conditions of use
- The pass cannot be used at an automatic ticket gate, please show your pass at a manned gate when entering and exiting the train platform area.
- The pass can be refunded at any station where the pass can be exchanged in Japan, a 10% processing fee applies. Our general refund policy applies for refunds outside of Japan.
- No refunds or re-issue is possible for a stolen, lost or damaged rail pass.
- Pass users must carry their passport with them and show their passport upon request by JR Staff.
- No compensation is given in the case of cancelled or delayed trains for whatever reason.
- The pass is counted in days from midnight to midnight (as opposite to periods of 24 hours), the first day of use is counted as a full day, no matter what time you start using it.