Kyushu Rail Pass

Kyushu Rail Pass

Kyushu is Japan's third largest island, located southwest of the main island Honshu.  Choose between a Kyushu Rail Pass to explore all of Kyushu or just a selected Northern Kyushu area.

Kyushu Rail Pass where can the pass be used:

The pass can be used on limited express trains of the Kyushu Railway Co., in ordinary reserved and non-reserved seating, and on ordinary trains of the Kyushu Railway Co. in the designated area for the pass. The All Kyushu Area Rail Pass can also be used for Kyushu Shinkansen “bullet” trains.

Kyushu Rail Pass Eligibility:

A Kyushu Rail Pass is only available to non-Japanese passport holders, under the entry status of "Temporary Visitor".

Kyushu Rail Pass Pre-booking time:

3 Months. The e-ticket must be exchanged within 3 months from date of issue.

Kyushu Rail Pass Discounts:


Children between the ages of 6 to 11 pay a reduced rate.

Infants 0-5 travel free.
Kyushu Rail Pass Types & Validities:

The All Kyushu Area Rail Pass: 3 day or 5 day consecutive pass
The Northern Kyushu Area Rail Pass: 3 day or 5 day consecutive pass

Kyushu Rail Pass More details:

For passes exchanged on or after April 1, 2016: The area covered by the Northern Kyushu Area Pass is expanded to include the Kagoshima main line (between Kumamoto and Uto) and Misumi line (between Uto and Misumi).

  • Seat reservations can only be made in Japan, at any JR station or travel center in Kyushu, Japan.
  • For passes exchanged on or after April 1, 2016, reservations are free up to the limit.
  • The number of possible reserved seat tickets is up to 10 times for a 3 day pass and up to 16 times for a 5 day pass.
  • Non-reserved seat tickets can be obtained any number of times within the validation period of the pass as before.
  • Charges will apply for reserved seat tickets over the limit.




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