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.
Child passes (6-11) are available for half price
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- 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.
The JR Takayama-Hokuriku 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.