Enjoy economical unlimited travel from Tokyo and Osaka to the Hokuriku area!

Experience the nature and traditions of Hokuriku along one of JR’s newest routes.

Hokuriku Arch Pass

Available starting Apr, 2016!

7 Consecutive Days Unlimited Rides ¥24,000(Purchased outside of Japan) / ¥25,000(Purchased within Japan)

OSAKA KYOTO / KOBE / NARA /
KANSAI AIRPORT : HOKURIKU FUKUI / KANAZAWA / TOYAMA : TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT HANEDA AIRPORT

Price and Validity

Sale period

Year-round starting
April 1, 2016

Use period

Year-round starting
April 1, 2016

Validity period

7 continuous days

Adult Child
Purchased outside of Japan 24,000 yen 12,000 yen
Purchased within Japan 25,000 yen 12,500 yen
  • Adults: Individuals 12 and over when the exchange order for a rail pass is issued or when purchasing.
  • Children: Individuals between 6 and 11 years old when the exchange order for a rail pass is issued or when purchasing.
  • Up to two young children (1 to 5 years old) can be covered free of charge by one adult or child pass.
  • For three or more young children, a child pass will be required for each individual.
  • Infants younger than 1 year old will not be charged.
  • A child pass will be required for young children in the following instances:
  • If the young child will sit alone in a reserved seat.
  • If the young child will be traveling alone.

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Service Zones and Available Trains

Service zones

Unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo to Kanazawa), limited express, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on “HARUKA”) and all Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.

* Service on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen is not covered.

  • ※1 The pass can be used for traveling between Kanazawa and Tsubata on the IR Ishikawa Railway, but not to stations between these stations.
    The pass can also be used for traveling between Kanazawa and Tsubata on IR Ishikawa Railway limited express trains.
  • ※2 The pass can be used for traveling between Takaoka and Toyama on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway, but not to stations between these stations.
    Liner train fare is required for rapid service on Ainokaze Toyama Railway’s "Ainokaze Liner".
Eligibility
  • Hokuriku Arch Pass is available to any person holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan and enters Japan with a “short-term stay” resident status.
※To be eligible as a short-term resident, the following requirements must be met:
  • ・A stay of up to 90 days with the intent of tourism, etc.
  • ・A passport stamp signifying the short-term stay status, provided by Immigration when arriving in Japan.

※Residents of Japan, including those with permanent residence abroad, are not eligible for the pass.

Pass validity
  • The pass will be valid for seven consecutive days from the first day of use.
  • The pass will be valid at 12:00 a.m. from the start day to 12:00 a.m. on the last day (all times Japan Standard Time). However, if the validity period expires while riding a train on the last day, the pass will be valid for the fare until the following day so long as the passenger does not exit the station, and for ticket fees so long as the passenger does not depart the train.

Service Trains

Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku Shinkansen (KAGAYAKI, HAKUTAKA, ASAMA, TSURUGI)
  • Tohoku/Yamagata Shinkansen (HAYATE, YAMABIKO, NASUNO, TSUBASA) ※1[Tokyo–Omiya only]
  • Joetsu Shinkansen (TOKI, TANIGAWA) [Tokyo–Takasaki only]
GranClass seat FirstClass (Green) Car seat Ordinary Car
Reserved seat Non-reserved seat
※2 ※3
Conventional lines
  • Narita Express (limited to area)
  • Kansai-Airport Express "HARUKA" (non-reserved seat)
  • Limited Express "THUNDERBIRD"
  • and more
  • Tokyo Monorail
  • Limited express, express, special rapid service, rapid service, and local service trains within the area
Limited Express Trains Special rapid services, rapid services, and local services
First class (Green)
car seat
Ordinary Car First class (Green)
car seat
Ordinary Car
Reserved seat Non-reserved seat Reserved seat Non-reserved seat
※3 ※4 ※5
  • ※1 A separate limited express ticket is required for Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen "HAYABUSA" and Akita Shinkansen "KOMACHI".
  • ※2 A separate GranClass ticket and limited express ticket are required.
  • ※3 A separate Firstclass(Green) ticket and limited express ticket are required.
  • ※4 A separate limited express ticket is required for reserved seat on "HARUKA".
  • ※5 A separate Firstclass(Green) ticket is required.

How to Purchase

Purchasing from outside of Japan

Purchasing from a travel agency
Step1.

Before entering Japan, obtain an exchange order for a rail pass from a travel agency or other source.

  • ※ The exchange order will be valid for three months from the date issued.
    Ex.: If the exchange order is issued on May 2, it will be valid until August 1.
Step2.

After entering Japan, fill out the application form at the designated exchange location, and submit the exchange order and your passport to receive the pass.

  • ※ The pass must be used within one month after exchange.
    Ex.: If the pass is received on May 2, the pass must be used before June 1.
Purchasing online
Step1.

Before entering Japan, obtain an exchange order for a rail pass from the dedicated website.

Step2.

The exchange order will be sent via e-mail. Print out and keep the e-mail with you.

  • ※ The exchange order will be an e-ticket. Print out the detailed e-ticket (which includes your name and reservation number).
  • ※ The exchange order will be valid for three months from the date issued.
    Ex.: If the exchange order is issued on May 2, it will be valid until August 1.
Step3.

After entering Japan, fill out the application form at the designated exchange location, and submit the exchange order printout and your passport to receive the pass.

  • ※ The pass must be used within one month after exchange.
    Ex.: If the pass is received on May 2, the pass must be used before June 1.

Purchasing from within Japan

Fill out the application form as necessary at a sales location, and submit the completed application and your passport to receive the pass.

Note
You must present your passport to receive a pass.

Click here for a list of exchange and purchase locations

Notes on Usage

Changes

  • Once issued, the validity period and pass type cannot be changed.
  • Validity periods will not be extended even in the event of non-availability of train services, delays, etc.

Refunds

Hokuriku Arch Pass refunds
  • The Hokuriku Arch Pass can only be refunded at the station it was purchased from before the start of the validity period.
  • When refunding the pass, a charge of 10% of the sales price (in Japanese yen) will be required, and the remaining balance will be refunded.
  • - Passes with the magnetic ticket removed from the backing cannot be refunded.
  • - Refunds cannot be provided after the starting date.
  • - Passes cannot be refunded due to reasons such as non-availability of service and delays.
Exchange order refunds
  • To refund an exchange order, please consult the issuing company.
  • Exchange order refunds are not handled by JR-East or JR-West.

Related information

  • Passes can only be used by the person listed on the back.
  • Always keep your passport with you when riding the train and present it to an attendant if requested.
  • Passes will not be reissued in the event of loss or theft.
  • The terms and conditions of the pass are set by JR-East and JR-West, by the provisions and passenger carriage contracts of the lines of each company, and by the laws of Japan.
  • The terms and conditions of the rail pass exchange orders are determined by the issuing company’s provisions and agreements.
  • If there is any doubt regarding conditions of carriage written in a foreign language, the Japanese version of the conditions will be regarded as the official wording.
Hokuriku Arch Pass Online Reservation
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