Hokuriku Area Pass


General information


Hokuriku Area Pass

Get unlimited rides on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Kanazawa and Kurobe-Unazukionsen), Limited Express and Local trains (Incl. Rapid services) in the area with non-reserved seats and West Japan JR Bus in the area.


●Non-reserved seats on Hokuriku Shinkansen between Kanazawa and Kurobe-Unazukionsen.
●Non-reserved seats on Express Trains "thunderbird" etc.
●Non-reserved seat on JR local trains incl. Rapid and Special Raid service train.

*As a special case only when passing through to Himi, Johana, or Nanao lines, JR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata or Ainokaze Toyama Railway between Takaoka and Toyama can be used without getting off.
*The pass invalid for Hokuriku Shinkansen between Kurobe-Unazukinosen and Tokyo.

●West JR Bus 

●Rent a Bicycle " Ekirinkun"
•Free rental bicycle for pass holder.
•Validity period  Apr 1 ,2020 to Mar 31, 2021
*Reservation are not available (fist come, first served!).
*Children age 11 or younger may not use the service. https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel/shopping/service/#ekirin

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

Valid Period

The 4-Day pass allows you to choose the starting date and can be used for 4 consecutive days from the starting date.

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 Hokuriku Rail Pass

After arriving in Japan, please exchange your Exchange Order for the Hokuriku 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.

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