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    • 5 days

    • $128.00

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Takayama-Hokuriku Area Pass

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The Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass is an attractive pass for travelers exploring the Hokuriku Area. Covering travel from Kansai Airport up to Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, Gero Onsen and Nagoya.

Available Passes

5
Consecutive Days

Child passes (6-11) are available for half price

What's included?

  • Non-reserved seats of ordinary cars of JR trains (both local and limited express) within the validity area. Including the Thunderbird and Hida Wide View express trains.
  • Non-reserved seats of ordinary cars of the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Toyama - Kanazawa station
  • Nohi Bus/Toyama Chiho Railway/Hokutetsu Bus: Shirakawago/Kanazawa line and Takayama/Toyama line between Takayama Nohi Bus Center – Shirakawago – Kanazawa (with some exceptions; reservations required)
  • Kaetsuno Bus: World Heritage Bus between Shirakawa-go - Shin-Takaoka station.

Limitations and things to keep in mind

  • The Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya - Kyoto/Osaka is not included. A normal (full fare) ticket is required for travel on the Tokaido Shinkansen.
  • Seat reservations are not included, allow for ample time at the station platform to queue up for a seat.
  • Trains and busses on this route are especially busy during weekends. We suggest traveling during week days where possible.

Eligibility details

The JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Pass can only be used by visitors entering Japan using a “Temporary Visitor Visa"

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Exchange station locations

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Tokyo Station
JR Central Ticket office / JR Tokai tours
7:30 - 20:30Weekly
Shinagawa Station
JR Central Ticket office / JR Tokai tours
9:00 - 19:00Weekly
Shin-Yokohama Station
JR Central Ticket office / JR Tokai tours
8:00 - 20:30Weekly
Nagoya Station
JR Central Ticket office
6:00 - 23:00Weekly
Kyoto Station
JR Central/West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:00Weekly
Shin-Osaka Station
JR Central/West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:30Weekly
Osaka Station
JR West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:30Weekly
Kansai Airport Station
JR West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:30Weekly
Komatsu Station
JR West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:00Weekly
Kanazawa Station
JR West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:00Weekly
Toyama Station
JR West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:00Weekly
Takayama Station
JR West Ticket office
10:00 - 18:30Weekly

Itinerary recommendations

Shirakawa-go
Shirakawa-go
The pass follows a set route that stops at Kansai - Kanazawa - Shirakawago - Takayama and Nagoya. To get the best out of the pass, we suggest a stop at each of these locations.
Gero
Gero
A stop over at Gero-Onsen (between Takayama and Nagoya) can easily be added to enjoy a traditional Ryokan stay together with an Onsen.
Takayama Centre4burger
Takayama Centre4burger
There’s a small hole-in-the-wall burger joint in Takayama called Center4 Hamburgers that serves locally sourced Hida Beef burgers. This place has some of the best beef in Japan.

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.
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