Hokuriku Area Pass
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
●Non-reserved seats on Express Trains "thunderbird" etc.
●Non-reserved seat on JR local trains incl. Rapid and Special Raid service
*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
●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.
*Updated: as of Dec 2020. The validity and rules may change without notice.
The 4-Day pass allows you to choose the starting date
and can be used for 4 consecutive days from the starting
Eligibility for use
foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry
status of "temporary visitor."Japanese passport holders or Japanese residents cannot be
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
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