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Regional Pass

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Regional Pass


Are you planning a trip between Tokyo and Kyoto? The Hokuriku Arch Pass is the perfect solution for cost-conscious travelers who want to explore the beautiful Hokuriku region of Japan. This pass allows you to travel unlimited on trains, buses, and even the Shinkansen, making it easy to discover the unique culture, stunning landscapes, and rich heritage of Hokuriku. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the alluring charm of the Hokuriku region with the Hokuriku Arch Pass.

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 allows unlimited travel on JR trains and buses in the Hokuriku region, including travel on the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet trains). This pass is specifically designed for foreign tourists and is valid for a consecutive seven days. It offers excellent value for those who wish to explore the beauty and mystery of the Hokuriku region.

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Save money

Japan’s high-speed train network is known for its efficiency, but it can be costly, especially for long-distance travel. However, the Hokuriku Arch Pass is a cheap option for those who plan to use the trains extensively. This pass enables unlimited travel for seven consecutive days, resulting in significant savings. It is particularly suitable for individuals who wish to travel freely within the Hokuriku region without worrying about transportation costs.

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Visit famous sites

Discover the culture-rich cities of Tokyo and Kanazawa, explore the picturesque city of Toyama nestled between the sea and mountains, or take a trip to Fukui, known for its fascinating dinosaur museum and serene historic temple. With the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you can easily explore these destinations and more.

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Convenience and Flexibility

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

Shinkansen train

High-Speed travel

The Hokuriku Arch Pass provides you with access to high-speed Shinkansen trains, allowing you to travel swiftly between various locations within the region. This will enable you to make the most of your time and see more during your stay. You can relish the experience of these state-of-the-art trains renowned for their speed, safety, and comfort.

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Eco-friendly travel

When you opt for public transportation by using the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you are making a sustainable choice. Trains and buses use less energy compared to cars, which helps in reducing the carbon footprint of your travel. So, while you travel and explore the beautiful landscape and historic sites of the Hokuriku region, you can feel good knowing that you are doing your part to preserve them for future generations.

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Ease of use

The Hokuriku Arch Pass is very convenient to use. Simply present your pass at the manned ticket gates and you’re good to go. There’s no need to buy separate tickets for each journey. The pass also comes with free seat reservation, so you can ensure your seat on busy routes and travel with confidence.

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Unlimited access

The Hokuriku Arch Pass gives you unrestricted access to trains and buses in the Hokuriku region. You can travel as many times as you want and stop at different locations, allowing you to explore the area at your own pace. Whether you prefer the bustle of city centers or the tranquility of countryside locales, the Hokuriku Arch Pass provides a convenient way to visit and experience everything the region has to offer.

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Experience local culture

The Hokuriku Arch Pass offers a great opportunity to dive into the local culture. The Hokuriku region is rich in history, and the pass allows you to explore significant historical and cultural sites. You can visit Kanazawa, a city famous for its well-preserved Edo-era districts, or Toyama, known for its glasswork art. With the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you can experience the genuine and unique culture of this region at its best.

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

Are you excited to explore the mesmerizing Hokuriku region? You can get your Hokuriku Arch Pass from any major JR station and embark on an unforgettable journey across one of Japan’s most stunning coastal areas. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you spellbound!

Exchange your Hokuriku Arch Pass

After you purchase your Hokuriku Arch Pass, it will be shipped to your home address as an exchange order. This exchange order is a voucher that you will need to exchange for the actual rail pass when you arrive in Japan. You can exchange the voucher for the pass at major JR East stations, such as Tokyo, Ueno, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama, Nagano, and Kanazawa stations. Additionally, you can exchange the pass at Narita and Haneda Airports for instant travel.

Please note that during peak travel periods, there may be a wait at the exchange counter, so it is wise to factor in extra time for this process. Once you have your Hokuriku Arch Pass in hand, you can enjoy unlimited train rides as you explore the wonderful Hokuriku region.

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.