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Regional Pass

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Regional Pass


Travel with ease between Tokyo and Kyoto through the Hokuriku area. Unlock the alluring charm of Japan’s Hokuriku region with the Hokuriku Arch Pass. Offering unrestricted use of trains, buses, and even the Shinkansen, this pass is ideal for cost-aware travelers seeking to delve into the region’s deep heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and distinctive culture.

The Hokuriku Arch Pass is only available to non-Japanese passport holders under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”.

You can NOT purchase a Hokuriku Arch 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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    Travel between Tokyo and Kyoto / Osaka.
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    Limited express trains, local trains, and every line of the Tokyo Monorail within the free usage area.
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    Unlimited use of the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Tokyo And Kanazawa. Including the Kagayaki Shinkasen.
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    Narita Express & Hello Kitty train
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    Kansai-Airport Express Hakura

This is excluded:

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    Tokaido Shinkansen
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    Sanyo Shinkansen

Refund in Japan:

Your Hokuriku Arch 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


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Adult - 7 days
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Child - 7 days
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Children under the age of 6 ride for free. Children above the age of 12 are considered adults.

What is the Hokuriku Arch Pass?

The Hokuriku Arch Pass is a rail pass that provides unlimited travel on JR trains and buses in the Hokuriku region, including travel on the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet trains). The pass is designed for foreign tourists and can be used for a consecutive seven days, offering excellent value for those wanting to discover the beauty and intrigue of the Hokuriku region.

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Save money

Japan’s high-speed train network is incredibly efficient but can be expensive, particularly for long distance travel. With the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you get seven consecutive days of unlimited travel, which offers significant savings for those planning to use the trains extensively. It’s perfect for those who wish to travel freely within the Hokuriku region without worrying about transportation costs.

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Visit famous sites

Explore the culture-rich cities of Tokyo and Kanazawa, visit the picturesque city of Toyama, nestled between sea and mountains, or take a trip to Fukui, known for its fascinating dinosaur museum and serene historic temple. The Hokuriku Arch Pass is your ticket to explore these and more.

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Convenience and Flexibility

The Hokuriku Arch Pass provides you with the freedom to create your own itinerary and move around freely within the Hokuriku region. Whether you plan to make day trips from Tokyo or travel further into the Hokuriku region, the pass allows you the flexibility to travel as you wish.

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High-Speed travel

The Hokuriku Arch Pass includes access to high-speed Shinkansen trains, enabling you to travel quickly between different locations within the region. This means you can make the most of your time and see more during your stay. Enjoy the experience of these cutting-edge trains known for their speed, safety, and comfort.

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Eco-friendly travel

By using public transportation with the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you’re making a more sustainable choice. Trains and buses are much more energy-efficient than cars, reducing the carbon footprint of your travels. So you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and historic sites of the Hokuriku region while knowing you’re doing your part to preserve them.

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Ease of use

The Hokuriku Arch Pass is easy to use. Just present your pass at the manned ticket gates, and you’re on your way. No need to purchase individual tickets for each journey. The pass also includes free seat reservation, so you can secure your spot on busy routes and travel with peace of mind.

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Unlimited access

With the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you enjoy unlimited access to the trains and buses in the Hokuriku region. There are no restrictions on how many times you can travel, making it easy for you to hop on and off at various locations and explore the area at your leisure. From bustling city centers to serene countryside locales, the Hokuriku Arch Pass makes it easy to see everything at your own pace.

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Experience local culture

One of the benefits of having the Hokuriku Arch Pass is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. The Hokuriku region is steeped in history, and the pass allows you to visit places of historical and cultural significance. Explore Kanazawa, a city known for its well-preserved Edo-era districts, or visit Toyama, famous for its glasswork art. The Hokuriku Arch Pass is your gateway to experiencing the authentic and unique culture of this region.

Good to know about the Shikoku Pass

  • Green cars and wagons may not be used with your All Shikoku Rail Pass.
  • The Hokuriku Arch Pass is valid for seven consecutive days.
  • When boarding a reserved car, you need to reserve a seat in advance. You can do this without additional charges at any JR ticket office.
  • The pass can be used for unreserved seats on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, limited express, express, and local trains.
  • The pass cannot be used for travel on the Nozomi and Mizuho trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen lines.
  • Children aged six to eleven require a child pass.
  • Children under the age of six travel for free if they do not occupy their own seat and are accompanied by an adult with a valid pass.
  • The rail pass is personal and can only be used by the original user. Transfer of the pass to another name is not possible.
  • Your passport and rail pass is required to bring along on all journeys and at all times incase JR Staff request to see your identity and check if you're the real pass holder.
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Exchange stations

Get ready to explore the captivating Hokuriku region! You can pick up your Hokuriku Arch Pass at any major JR station. So, get set for a thrilling journey across one of Japan’s most beautiful coastal areas. It’s an adventure you won’t forget!

Exchange your Hokuriku Arch Pass

After purchasing your Hokuriku Arch Pass, you’ll  receive an exchange order shipped to your home address. This is a voucher, which you will need to exchange for the actual rail pass upon your arrival in Japan. You can exchange your voucher at major JR East stations, including Tokyo, Ueno, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama, Nagano, and Kanazawa stations. Additionally, the pass can be exchanged at both Narita and Haneda Airports for instant travel.

Please be aware that during peak travel periods, there may be a wait at the exchange counter, so it’s wise to factor in some extra time for this process. Once you have your Hokuriku Arch Pass in hand, you’re ready to take on your journey through the wonderful Hokuriku region. Enjoy your unlimited train rides!

Temple area from cliff

Kanazawa Castle

Known for its distinctive white roof tiles, this iconic castle offers a glimpse into Japan’s samurai past amidst peaceful surroundings.

Stone memorial lake

Kenrokuen Garden

One of Japan’s “Three Great Gardens,” Kenrokuen showcases the beauty of every season with its diverse flora.

Triangle houses


A UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses built to withstand heavy snowfall.

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Nagano Zenko-ji Temple

Housing Japan’s first Buddhist statue, this significant temple provides a rich spiritual and architectural experience.

Old japanese urban area

Higashi Chaya District

A well-preserved teahouse district where geisha have been entertaining with traditional performances since the Edo Period.

Snowy roads

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Known as the “Roof of Japan,” this scenic route across the Northern Japanese Alps offers spectacular seasonal views.

Watermelon stand

Wajima Morning Market

A historic market where visitors can purchase fresh seafood, local produce, and specialty Wajima-nuri lacquerware.

Rocks cliffside

Tojinbo Cliffs

These dramatic cliffs on the Sea of Japan offer stunning ocean views, especially at sunset. A must-visit destination for nature lovers.