JR-Central Tourist Pass
Travel Terms and Conditions

Conditions for use

  • JR-Central Tourist Pass is only for foreign nationals with "temporary visitor" status.
  • When using this pass, you must show your passport if requested by train/station staff.
  • This pass is non-negotiable.
  • This pass may only be used within the valid period.
  • When you begin using this pass, please go through the automatic ticket gate or an aisle that is staffed.
    Present the pass to the station staff at a staffed aisle , who will affix a seal on the pass. Also, when passing through an entrance that is staffed, please show your pass so that the staff can see the period of use.

Scope of Validity

Takayama-Hokuriku Area

Map of the accessible area by JR lines and buses.

Transport services and routes covered by this pass:

Available Route
JR LinesJR Lines
Non-reserved seats of ordinary cars of JR limited express, express, rapid, and ordinary trains between Nagoya - Toyama station (via Tokaido/Takayama lines), between Kanazawa - Kyoto station - stations within Osaka City area (via Hokuriku/Kosei/Tokaido lines), between stations within Osaka City area - Kansai-airport station (via Hanwa/Kansai-airport lines)
>> Timetable:Osaka ~ Kanazawa (Hokuriku Line), Nagoya ~ Toyama (Takayama Line)
ShinkansenShinkansen
Non-reserved seats of ordinary cars of the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Toyama - Kanazawa station
Nohi Bus/Hokutetsu Bus/Meitetesu BusNohi Bus/Hokutetsu Bus/Meitetesu Bus
Nohi Bus/Toyama Chitetsu BusNohi Bus/Toyama Chitetsu Bus
Nohi Bus/Toyama Chitetsu Bus/Hokutetsu Bus/Meitetsu Bus: Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa line and Takayama/Toyama line between Takayama Nohi Bus Center – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa (with some exceptions; reservations required)
>> more info
Kaetsuno BusKaetsuno Bus
Kaetsuno Bus: World Heritage Bus between Shirakawa-go - Shin-Takaoka station

  • During its valid period this pass allows you to travel up to 6 times on ordinary reserved seating on the limited express train between Nagoya station – Toyama station (via Tokaido/Takayama lines), and between Kanazawa station – Kyoto station – stations within Osaka City area (via Hokuriku/Kosei/Tokaido lines).
    Please be aware, however, that the pass does not guarantee that you will be able to secure a seat when the desired train is crowded. If you use reserved seating, please be sure to receive a free reserved seating ticket at the ticket centers at the main stations of JR Central or JR West on the designated routes, JR Tokai Tours' branch offices, or a reserved seat ticket machine (Passes exchanged/sold at Chubu Centrair Airport or Travel Service Center) are not accepted) before boarding. This pass alone allows you to travel on non-reserved seating.
  • This pass does not allow you to travel on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Kyoto - Shin-Osaka station. Please be aware that to travel on the Tokaido Shinkansen, you will need to pay the required basic fare and additional fees separately.
  • Green Cars and Gran Class may not be used with this pass. Please note that you will be required to pay additional fees separately when using the Green Cars or Gran Class. 
  • Basic fares and fees will not be refunded even if reserved seats are used 5 times or fewer.

Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area

Map of the accessible area by JR lines and buses.

Transport services and routes covered by this pass:

Available Route
JR LinesJR Lines
Non-reserved seating on JR limited express, express, rapid, and local trains between Nagoya station – Toyama station (via Tokaido/Takayama lines) and between Shinano-Omachi station ー Nagoya station (via Oito/Shinonoi/Chuo Main lines)
>> Timetable:Nagoya ~ Toyama (Takayama Line), Nagoya ~ Matsumoto ~ Shinano-Omachi (Chuo / Oito lines)
Alpine Route, Toyama Chiho RailwayAlpine Route, Toyama Chiho Railway
Between Dentetsu-Toyama and Shinano-Omachi within Alpine Route. Non-reserved seating on Toyama Chiho Railway limited express trains between Dentetsu-Toyama station ー Tateyama station included.
>> Timetable:Dentetsu-Toyama Station ~ Shinano-Omachi Station

  • During its valid period, this pass allows you to travel up to four times on ordinary reserved seating on the limited express and rapid train between Nagoya station - Toyama station (via Tokaido/Takayama lines) and between Shinano-Omachi station - Nagoya station (via Oito/Shinonoi/Chuo Main lines). Please be aware, however, that the pass does not guarantee that you will be able to secure a seat when the desired train is crowded. If you use reserved seating, please be sure to receive a free reserved seating ticket at the ticket centers at the main stations of JR Central, JR West, JR East on the designated routes, JR Tokai Tours' branch offices, or a reserved seat ticket machine (Passes exchanged/sold at Chubu Centrair Airport are not accepted) before boarding a train. This pass alone allows you to travel on non-reserved seating.
    When you use any transportation services operating in the route between Tateyama and Ogizawa, you must present the pass at Tateyama station’s or Ogizawa station’s ticket gate window, and receive a "boarding pass" to use the transport on that route.
  • This pass does not allow you to travel on Toyama Chiho Railway between Terada Station - Unazuki-Onsen. Please note that you will be required to pay the necessary fares and fees when using this service.
  • Green Cars may not be used with this pass. Please note that you will be required to pay additional fees when using the Green Cars. 
  • Please note that seating fees are required when you to use the Home Liner.
  • Basic fares and fees will not be refunded even if reserved seats are used 3 times or fewer.
  • If you cancel your trip due to inoperability of any transportation service on the Alpine Route, refunds will be made at the JR Central's pass exchange locations for this pass. In this case, as long as you travel along the route covered by this pass, you can board trains to the JR Central's pass exchange location within the route without fares and fees. Refunds will not be given if you continue your trip. In addition, if you use of any transportation service on the Alpine Route, there will be no refunds for any reason.

Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area

Map of the accessible area by JR lines and buses.

Transport services and routes covered by this pass:

Available Route
JR Line, Ise RailwayJR Line, Ise Railway
Non-reserved seating on JR, Ise Tetsudo limited express, express, rapid, and local trains between Nagoya station – within Osaka City (Kansai line: Kisei line: Hanwa line), Hineno station – Kansai-airport station (Kansai Airport line), Taki station - Toba station (Sangu line), Kameyama station - within Osaka City (Kansai line), Kizu station - within Osaka City (Katamachi line), Kyuhoji station - within Osaka City (Osaka Higashi line), Otori station - Higashi-Hagoromo station (Hanwa line), Wakayama station - Wakayamashi station (Kisei line), Kawarada station - Tsu station (Ise Railway)
>> Timetable:Shin-Osaka ~ Shingu (Kisei Line),Nagoya ~ Toba / Kii-Katsuura (Kisei Line)
Wakayama Electric Railway
Wakayama Electric Railway: Wakayama station - Kishi station
Mie Kotsu BusesMie Kotsu Buses
Kumano Gobo Nankai BusKumano Gobo Nankai Bus
Mie Kotsu Buses: Geku-Naiku line, Ise/Futami/Toba Excursion Bus "CAN Bus", Owase station - Washige, Owase station - Segiyama - Kumano Kodo Center, Kumanoshi station - Senmaida and Tori-toge pass entrance
Kumano Gobo Nankai Bus: Kii Katsuura – Nachisan, Shingu station – Kii Katsuura, Shingu station– Hongu Taisha front, Shiko/Kanmaru – Koguchi, Aisuji Line, Hirotsuno Jyutaku Line, Matsuyama Takata Line
>> Timetable:Kii-Katsuura ~ Mt. Nachi, Shingu ~ Hongu Taisha shrine area, Shingu Station ~ Koguchi,
 Kumanoshi Station ~ Senmaida / Toritoge Pass entrance
>> Timetable:Mie Kotsu Bus(Time Search)
Rental bicycle “Ekirin-kun”: Wakayama station, Shirahama station (The rental service is available for those 12 years old or older.)

  • During its valid period, this pass allows travel in reserved seating up to 6 times on limited express, rapid, and local trains between Nagoya station – Kii-Katsuura station (Kansai line; Ise Tetsudo line; Kisei line),Taki station – Toba station (Sangu line), and Shingu station - Shin-Osaka station (Kisei line; Hanwa line, Tokaido line). Please note however, that the pass does not guarantee that you will be able to secure a seat when the desired train is crowded. If you use reserved seating, please be sure to receive a free reserved seating ticket at the ticket centers at the main stations of JR Central or JR West on the designated routes, JR Tokai Tours' branch offices, or a reserved seat ticket machine (Passes exchanged/sold at Chubu Centrair Airport or Travel Service Center are not accepted) before boarding. This pass alone allows you to travel on non-reserved seating.
  • The Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya Station and Shin-Osaka Station cannot be used with this pass. Please note that you will be required to pay the necessary fares and fees separately when using the Tokaido Shinkansen.
  • Green Cars may not be used with this pass. Please note that you will be required to pay additional fees separately when using the Green Cars. 
  • Basic fares and fees will not be refunded even if reserved seats are used 5 times or fewer.

Mt. Fuji-Shizuoka Area

Map of the accessible area by JR lines and buses.

Transport services and routes covered by this pass:

Available Route
JR LinesJR Lines
Non-reserved seats of ordinary cars of JR limited express, express, rapid, and ordinary trains:Tokaido Main Line: Atami station - Toyohashi station Gotemba Line: Numazu station - Matsuda station
Minobu Line: Fuji station - Shimobe-onsen station
Izuhakone Railway
Izuhakone Railway: Mishima station - Shuzenji station
BusesBuses
Fujikyuko Bus
(1) Fujikyuko Bus: Gotemba station - Gotemba Premium Outlets, Gotemba station - Kawaguchiko station, Gotemba station - GrinPa,Shin-Fuji station - Mt. Fuji station, Shin-Fuji station - South Exit of Fuji station
Tokai Bus
(2) Tokai Bus: Mishima station - Yamanaka Castle ruins, Numazu Station - Numazu Minato Shinsenkan, Shuzenji station - Shuzenji Onsen, Shuzenji station - Toi Port
Izuhakone Bus
(3) Izuhakone Bus: Numazu station - Numazu Port, Izunagaoka station - IZU-MITO Sea Paradise
Shizutetsu Bus
(4) Shizutetsu Bus: Shimizu Ekimae - Miho Marine Science Museum of TOKAI University
Entetsu Bus
(5) Entetsu Bus: Hamamatsu station - Nakatajima Shako, Hamamatsu station - Kanzanji Onsen (Hamanako Garden Park)
>> Timetable:Shuzenji Station ~ Toi Port / Toi Ferry Terminal, Mishima Station ~ Yamanaka Castle Ruins, Shin-Fuji Station ~ Mt. Fuji Station, Gotemba Station ~ Fuji Safari Park / Grinpa >> Timetable:Gotemba Station ~ Kawaguchiko Station >> Timetable:Shimizu Station ~ Miho no Matsubara pine grove entrance / Tokai University Miho Aquarium
Ships
Mt.Fuji Shimizu Port Cruise: Shimizu Port - Toi Port, Hinode - Hinode( Getting on and off the ship at Miho is not permissible.) * Not available for water buses.
>> Timetable:Shimizu Port ~ Toi Port (Ferry)

  • This pass does not allow you to board trains without non-reserved seats, such as the “Fuji-san” limited express. You will be required to pay additional fees separately when using these.
  • The Tokaido Shinkansen and sleeper trains cannot be used with this pass. Please note that you will be required to pay necessary fares and fees separately when using these.
  • Please note that seating fees are required when you to use the Home Liner.

Important Notes

  • This pass may not be exchanged for other tickets. In addition, the validity period may not be changed.
  • This pass cannot be issued if lost or stolen.
  • Extensions of the validity period or refunds of this pass will not be granted due to suspension of train operations, delays, or other reasons. In addition, we will not bear additional costs, such as transportation costs or accommodation charges, due to itinerary changes.
  • To use this pass, you must obey the terms and conditions above, as well as the regulations and terms and conditions of JR Central, JR West and the laws of Japan.
  • The use of this pass on a JR line in violation of the terms and conditions above and the regulations and terms and conditions of JR Central and JR West may result in the invalidation and confiscation of the pass, as well as the assessment of a penalty amounting to twice the basic fares and fees for all transportation services for which the pass was used. Penalties for misuse of the pass outside of JR lines will depend on the regulations of the companies concerned.
  • The official terms and conditions of this pass are in Japanese, and all questions regarding transportation conditions that may arise are
    subordinate to the official terms and conditions.
  • The above information is as of October 2023 and is subject to change without notice. Please check with staff for the latest information prior to use.
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