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Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass

Explore the Wonders of Japan with a Japan Rail West Hiroshima Yamaguchi Pass

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This pass is great because...

  • It’s the best way to discover Japan and it’s valid on most Japanese “Bullet Trains”
  • It’s cheaper than two Point to Point tickets
  • You can enjoy unlimited train travel within validity of this pass and the freedom to hop-on/hop-off
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  • 1. Description

    Japan is a nation where tradition meets modernity, where advanced technology and futuristic fashion collides with ancient temples and secluded natural areas. It’s a country, in other words, like no other on Earth.

    When you travel with a Japan Rail West Hiroshima Yamaguchi Pass in your pocket, you can travel to some of this country’s most famous attractions in ultimate comfort and style. Explore the ruins and monuments of Hiroshima, sample the local ramen in Onomichi, tour the museums of Yamaguchi and shop ‘til you drop in Fukuoka’s Canal City – wherever you go, you’re spoilt for things to see and do.

    Booking your Japan Rail West Hiroshima Yamaguchi Pass
    The Japan Rail West Hiroshima Yamaguchi Pass allows for 5 consecutive days of travel in the Hiroshima-Yamaguchi region. Key stations included in the pass are Onomichi, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Yamaguchi, Shimonoseki and, across the Kanmon Straits, Hakata.

    If you desire another style of pass, visit our Rail Passes page and explore other multi-journey tickets for Japan. You can also buy train tickets for individual journeys within Japan at our Rail Tickets page.

    Using your Japan Rail West Hiroshima Yamaguchi Pass
    When you have this pass you can use it for unlimited journeys during the five-day period it is valid. One of the services included in the pass is the Sanyo Shinkansen Bullet Train between Mihara and Hakata. You can travel on express trains, special rapid services, rapid services and local trains.

    The pass can also be used on the JR West Miyajima Ferry which offers transport to Miyajima Island, a popular tourist attraction famous for its floating shrines.

  • 2. Eligibility

    So who is eligible for a Japan Rail Pass?

    You're eligible if 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 as"Temporary Visitor,"as shownhere. Only people who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a Japan Rail Pass.

    IMPORTANT:Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for aJapan Rail Pass, the exchange cannot be made unless you have"Temporary Visitor"status: if you enter Japan under any other official status, such as "Trainee," "Entertainer," or "Reentry Permit," you cannot change the Exchange Order for a Japan Rail 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.

    A JR West Rail Pass cannot be issued to a Japanese resident.

  • 3. Eligibility for Saver


  • 4. Discount

  • 5. Validity

    Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map. Valid trains are below (Reserved seats)
    - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (MIHARA⇔HAKATA)
    - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains
    - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines

    * These trains below cannot be used
    - Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (MIHARA⇔Shin-Osaka)
    - Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)
    - Bullet Train "KYUSHU SHINKANSEN" (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo)

    For the route map click here

  • 6. Terms and Conditions

    This pass is limited to use only by the registered person. It cannot be turned over to another person. You are required to carry your passport at all times while using the rail pass.

    It can only be refunded at the exchange location prior to the starting date of use. For all refunds within Japan, a processing fee of 15% is deducted from the yen value of each pass. If the amount to be refunded is 210 yen or less however, a minimum fee of 210 yen will be charged. No refund is possible on or after the start date of the pass.

    Any alterations to the exchange order or rail pass render the pass invalid and as such the pass becomes non-refundable.


    Exchange Orders can be refunded by the issuing office, up to one year from issue date. All refunds are subject to a 15% cancellation charge and a small admin fee will be charged in addition to this.

    Duplicate exchange orders and rail passes cannot be issued if lost or stolen.

    Qualifications for purchase

    Persons who have a passport issued by a government or other authority outside Japan, as well as customers who have come to Japan with 'Temporary Visitor' residence status (15-day period of stay). However, persons from countries with visa exemptions such as the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden and New Zealand can buy the pass even with a 90-day period of stay in Japan.

    A JR West Rail Pass cannot be issued to a Japanese resident.