The Setouchi Area Pass offers unlimited travel between Fukuoka and Kansai. It follows the Seto Inland Sea and unlike other rail passes, also covers different ferries between the mainland and countless islands of Shikoku.
Child passes (6-11) are available for half price
- The following trains are included:
- Sanyo Shinkansen between Hakata and Shin-Osaka, including Nozomi and Mizuho trains.
- Limited express and local JR trains in the validity area.
- The following ferries are included.
- The JR Ferry to Miyajima.
- The Ryobi ferry between Okayama Station and Shin-Okayama Port.
- The ferry between Shin-Okayama Port and Shodoshima.
- The Setouchi Kanko Kisenferry between Hinase and Shodoshima
- The Shodoshima ferry between Takamatsu and Shodoshima's Tonosho Port
- The Kisen ferries between Hiroshima and Matsuyama
- Additional transport included:
- The Shimanami Cycle express bus in Onomichi and along the Shimanami-kaido.
- Okaden bus between Okayama and Shin-Okayama port.
- Tram in Okayama
- Hiroshima sightseeing bus.
Limitations and things to keep in mind
- The Tokaido Shinkansen between Kyoto and Shin-Osaka are not included.
- Seat reservations are not included.
- No trains in Kyushu are included, except for the Shinkansen between Hakata and Shimonoseki.
The JR Setouchi Area 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.