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Regional Pass

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Regional Pass

HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS

Uncover the captivating charm of Japan’s northern island with the Hokkaido Rail Pass! This essential travel companion grants you unlimited access to JR Hokkaido trains, allowing you to explore diverse landscapes, from stunning lavender fields to bustling cities rich in culture. The Hokkaido Rail Pass offers exceptional value, helping you save on transportation costs while providing the flexibility to discover the island at your leisure.

Embark on an unforgettable journey and experience the wonders of Hokkaido with this indispensable pass!

A Hokkaido Rail Pass is only available to non-Japanese passport holders under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”.

You can NOT purchase a Hokkaido Rail Pass if you meet the following:

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    Japanese Citizen
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    Work visa
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    Student visa
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    Any other visa than Temporary Visitor.

This is included:

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    Rapid trains on JR Hokkaido Line
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    Reserved seating on Limited Express trains
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    JR Hokkaido Bus lines (Some excluded)

This is excluded:

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    Hokkaido Shinkansen
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    Express busses
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    Sapporo Subway
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    South Hokkaido Railway

Refund in Japan:

Your Hokkaido Rail Pass can be refunded and returned within 90 days of purchase at any Station that exchange the voucher. JR will charge you a 10% processing fee on each Rail Pass.

Refund outside of Japan:

Our normal return and refund policy applies. Feel free to read more about our return policy here.

No refund or re-issue if:

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    Pass has been lost
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    Pass has been damaged
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    Pass has been activated

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Adult - 5 days
Hokkaido Regional Pass
127
Unlimited
Adult - 7 days
Hokkaido Regional Pass
165
Unlimited
Adult - 10 days
Hokkaido Regional Pass
204
Unlimited
Child - 5 days
Hokkaido Regional Pass
64
Unlimited
Child - 7 days
Hokkaido Regional Pass
83
Unlimited
Child - 10 days
Hokkaido Regional Pass
102
Unlimited

Children under the age of 6 ride for free. Children above the age of 12 are considered adults.

What is a Hokkaido JR Pass?

What is a
Hokkaido JR Pass?

A Hokkaido JR Pass, also known as a Hokkaido Rail Pass, is a special pass offered by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) that provides unlimited travel on most trains and buses operated by the company within the designated area of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. The rail pass is available in 5 or 7 consecutive days and is designed to provide a cost-effective and convenient way to travel around Hokkaido. With a Hokkaido JR Pass, travelers can explore the island’s major cities, charming towns, natural wonders, and cultural attractions without worrying about additional costs or the hassle of buying individual tickets.

Torri gate ice

Unlimited Travel

The Hokkaido Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on most trains and buses operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) within the designated area. This means that you can travel as much as you want without worrying about additional costs. Whether you want to explore Hokkaido’s major cities, picturesque towns, or natural wonders, the Hokkaido Rail Pass has got you covered.

Skiing in hokkaido

Outdoor Activities

Hokkaido offers a wide range of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing. With a Hokkaido Rail Pass, you can easily access these destinations. Take a trip to Niseko, one of Japan’s top ski resorts, or explore the hiking trails of Daisetsuzan National Park. Hokkaido is also known for its excellent fishing opportunities, so don’t miss a chance to try your hand at angling in one of its many lakes and rivers.

Trees in water lake

Scenic Routes

Hokkaido has some of the most beautiful landscapes in Japan. With a Hokkaido Rail Pass, you can enjoy scenic train rides like the Hakodate Liner, the Norokko train, and the Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko train. These trains offer breathtaking views of Hokkaido’s natural beauty, from snow-capped mountains to lush green forests and sparkling lakes.

Mountains cliffside

Cost-Effective

The cost of a Hokkaido Rail Pass is significantly lower than purchasing individual train and bus tickets. If you plan to travel around Hokkaido extensively, a rail pass can save you a lot of money. It is particularly beneficial if you’re traveling with a group or family, as the cost per person becomes even more affordable.

Flowers colorful

Convenience

With a Hokkaido Rail Pass, you don’t have to worry about buying tickets every time you want to travel. The rail pass saves time and provides more flexibility for your trip. You can hop on and off trains and buses without the hassle of purchasing tickets or standing in line at ticket counters. This makes it much easier to plan your itinerary and explore Hokkaido at your own pace.

Boat icy lake

Flexibility

The Hokkaido Rail Pass is available in 5 or 7 consecutive days depending on which pass type you choose. You can choose the duration of your pass based on your travel itinerary. This flexibility allows you to design a trip that suits your needs, whether you’re staying for a short period or a more extended stay.

Overview main street sapporo

Cultural Experiences

Hokkaido is also known for its rich culture and traditions. You can visit historical sites, museums, and local festivals with a Hokkaido Rail Pass. Explore the Ainu culture at the Hokkaido Ainu Centre in Sapporo or visit the historic port town of Hakodate to learn about Japan’s early interactions with the outside world. With a rail pass, you can immerse yourself in Hokkaido’s culture and history.

Exchange stations

Unlock the beauty of Hokkaido! Exchange your Hokkaido Rail Pass at key JR stations and embark on a journey through Japan’s captivating northern island.

Hokkaido Pass, in conclusion...

The Hokkaido Rail Pass is an excellent investment for anyone planning a trip to Hokkaido. With its unlimited travel, cost-effectiveness, convenience, flexibility, scenic routes, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities, it offers a comprehensive and exciting way to explore Japan’s northernmost island. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a family, or a group of friends, a Hokkaido Rail Pass is a great way to make the most of your Hokkaido adventure.

Food market hokkaido

Sapporo

Hokkaido’s largest city and home to the famous Sapporo Snow Festival.

Cable carts cliffside

Hakodate

A historic port city with stunning views of Mount Hakodate.

Canal in citycenter

Otaru

A charming canal town with a well-preserved historical district.

Colorfull flowers

Furano and Biei

Picturesque towns famous for their lavender fields and natural scenery.

Mountains surounding city

Asahikawa

The gateway to Daisetsuzan National Park, one of Japan’s largest national parks.

Birds drinking water

Kushiro

Home to the Kushiro Marsh, Japan’s largest wetland.

Tree path vulcano

Noboribetsu

A popular hot spring resort town with various geothermal activities.

Cliffside islands

Lake Toya

A beautiful caldera lake located near the town of Toyako.