Northern Kyushu Area Pass


General information


Sanyo-San'in Area Pass

Enjoy unlimited rides on the JR Kyushu train (incl. Kyushu Shinkansen between Hakata and Kumamoto) in Northern Kyusyu area.


JR local trains

●Limited express trains

●JR Kyusyu Shinkansen between Hakata and Kumamoto

*This pass is not valid for Shinkansen between Kokura and Hakata, Subways,buses or private  railways.


*Updated: as of Dec 2020. The validity and rules may change without notice. 

Valid Period

The 3-Day and 5-Day pass allows you to choose the starting date and can be used for either 3 or 5 consecutive days from the starting date. e.g. If the starting date of a 3-day Kyushu Rail Pass is May 1 and the pass is exchanged on May 1 at 15:00, it will be valid until May 3.

Eligibility for use

Only a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor."Japanese passport holders or Japanese residents cannot be used.

How to turn in an Exchange Order to receive a Pass

After arriving in Japan, please exchange your Exchange Order for the Northern Kyushu Area Pass at the designated counters. Please present your passport with the "Temporary Visitor" stamp/sticker. (You cannot use a copy of your passport etc.)

*The counters can be very crowded during tourist season. Please leave extra time for receiving the rail pass.
*Business days and hours are subject to change during the New Year holidays etc.