Experience the nature and traditions of Hokuriku along one of JR’s newest routes, providing unlimited travel on JR trains (including Hokuriku Shinkansen) between Tokyo and Osaka via the less traveled Hokuriku Region (*Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka is permitted though not directly. Must be via Kanazawa. Please refer to routing map). The Hokuriku Arch Pass can provide a small saving over a 7-day Japan Rail Pass for travelers who make a round trip between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka via the Hokuriku Region instead of via the more popularly traveled Tokaido Shinkansen. Please be aware of travelling times when deciding which pass to purchase!
Hokuriku Arch Pass:
Tokyo to Kanazawa by Kagayaki Bullet Train, then Kanazawa to Kyoto/Osaka by Limited Express Train (This pass cannot travel Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka direct.)
Total Travelling Time: 270 minutes
National Japan Rail Pass:
Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka by Hikari Bullet Train
Total Travelling Time: 160-170 minutes
Please read the full terms and conditions below before purchasing!
Order your pass online by credit card and receive an order summary upon completion. *If you are departing Australia within 7 days, please call us instead. *Names must be as per passport.
Passes are issued within 24 hours of receiving your order and will be available for collection the following business day from JTB Sydney or Melbourne offices. Please allow up to 3 days for delivery if you have requested the passes to be sent to you. Delivery fees apply.
Get your 'Temporary Visitor' visa stamp in your passport at immigration at the airport in Japan. *If you use an automated gate, no stamp will be applied to your passport. Either use a manned automated gate or ask a clerk to apply the stamp to your passport.
Transfer your exchange coupon for your actual Rail Pass at an exchange office in Japan.
Transfer your exchange coupon for your actual Rail Pass at an exchange office in Japan. You can start using your JR pass the day you exchange it OR select a date for the first day of use