JR KYUSHU PASS
What is the JR Kyushu Pass?
Here is the perfect ticket for touring through Kyushu. You can ride on JR Kyushu's fast Tsubame and Sonic limited express trains as many times as you like, and get on and off any Kyushu Railway Company train freely (including New Kyushu Shinkansen). Kyushu is full of places to see: the hot springs of Beppu, Mt. Aso in Kumamoto, and stunning Sakurajima in Kagoshima. Use this ticket fully, and see every aspect of Kyushu to your heart's content. Purchase your exchange ticket before entering Japan. You can exchange it for the RAIL PASS once you enter the country.
Who can buy a JR Kyushu Pass?
The JR Kyushu Pass is a special ticket that is available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sight-seeing. You are eligible to purchase a JR Kyushu Pass if you meet one of the following conditions:
You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing under the entry status of "temporary visitor"
"Temporary visitor" entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sight-seeing, etc." If you apply for a "stay for sight-seeing" when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport "temporary visitor". Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JR Kyushu Pass. * Japanese living abroad can not use this pass.
Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for a JR Kyushu Pass, the exchange cannot be made unless you have "temporary visitor" status; if you enter Japan under any other official status, such as "trainee" or "entertainer", you can not change the Exchange Order for a JR Pass. Please note that according to strict interpretation of the Japanese Immigration Law, "temporary visitor" status differs even from other types of stays that are also for only short time periods.
How to obtain JR Kyushu Pass
Purchase an Exchange Order before you come to Japan
You may need to purchase a JR KYUSHU PASS Exchange Order from an authorized sales agent in the US prior to your arrival in Japan. JTB USA is one of a few authorized sales agents for Japan's National Railway Group and offers a full selection of rail pass options.
Present your Exchange Order and obtain your JR KYUSHU PASS after you arrive in Japan
Upon arrival in Japan, you need to turn in the Exchange Order to receive your JR KYUSHU PASS at a JAPAN RAIL station that has a JR KYUSHU PASS exchange office. You can exchange your ticket for the RAIL PASS at any of the following JOY ROAD offices or JR stations: Kokura, Hakata, Kumamoto, Nishi-Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Oita, and Miyazaki JOY ROAD offices, and Hakata and Huis ten Bosch stations .
JR Kyushu Pass Types and Prices
* Prices are subject to change without notice
* Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.
- The pass may only be used by the holder specified on it.
- The holder must carry his or her passport when using the pass.
- The pass is valid for ordinary car reserved and open seating on Kyushu Railway Company limited express trains and express trains, and open seating on local trains (including local express trains).
- Excluding JR-KYUSHU bus lines and the international BEETLE II ferry line.
- The pass does not apply to sleeping berths.
- Rent-a-cars are available at the train station at a special discount. For details, please consult station personnel.