JR Kyushu Rail Pass
Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan is packed with hot springs, natural environments, shopping and sheer fun and experiences.
JR Kyushu operates a railway network that brings all of this together.
Kyushu’s must visit places are Mt.Aso, Kumamoto Castle, and Kyushu is blessed with many hot springs such as Beppu Onsen, Yufuin Onsen, Kurokawa Onsen, Kirishima Onsen, Ureshino Onsen, and Takeo Onsen
A JR Kyushu Pass is the best way to see all that the island has to offer.
There are two types of passes. Northern Kyushu Pass, and All Kyushu Area Pass.
Northern Kyushu Pass lets you explore the northern half only includes Shimonoseki, Mojiko, Kokura, Hakata, Yufuin, Beppu, Oita, Kumamoto, Aso, Saga, Nagasaki, Huis Ten Bosch, Sasebo.
All Kyushu Passs is valid anywhere on the island includes Northern Kyushu area, Misumi, Hitoyoshi, Yoshimatsu, Kirishima, Ibusuki, Miyazaki, Kagoshima
The passes are all consecutive day passes.
Choose your JR Kyushu Pass below!
Enter Rail Pass Requirements
Please make sure to read the terms and conditions below.
If you are a tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sightseeing:
You must be visiting Japan under the entry status of “Temporary visitor” according to Japan Immigration Law. When you enter Japan for sightseeing, entry personnel will stamp the passport as “Temporary visitor”. Only a person who has a passport bearing this stamp can use a JR Kyushu 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.
If you are a Japanese national living in a foreign country:
You must be a permanent resident of any country other than Japan.
You must hold an air ticket to depart Japan within three months.
For Japanese Passport Holders please read these PDFs: Elgibilty (Japanese Language) & To compete order we require follwing form to be filled before issuing JR passs: Eligibility Form (Japanese Language).
- Persons meeting conditions above are required to email or fax us a copy of permanent resident visa, written proof that you reside outside Japan and an eligibility Form.(Email: email@example.com, Fax Number: Auckland Office 09-366-0772). These documents also need to be produced at the time of exchange in Japan. (if unsure, please contact us on 0800-525-725)
- In a rare case when travellers have dual passports (Japanese & Other), unless your valid non Japanese passport is stamped with “Temporary Visitor”, issuance of JR Kyushu pass will be refused.
Validity for JR Kyushu pass:
- The valid period of a JR Kyushu pass is the consecutive 3 or 5 days beginning on the date the PASS is first used.
- Within three months from the date the Exchange Order was issued, you must turn in your Exchange Order to obtain your JR Kyushu pass (for example, an Exchange Order issued on 15APR would have to be turned in by 14JUL). At that time, it is necessary to specify the date that you want to start using the Pass. It can be any date within three month from the date the Exchange Order was issued.
- Once the PASS has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed.
- Delivery to PO box is accepted.
- Delivery and handling fee charge to be added (Courier Post NZ$15.00).
(Please Note: You may expect some delay for Courier Post during the holiday seasons.)
- JTB is not liable for lost or misplaced passes sent via Courier Post.
- Refund can only be made with the original JR Pass Exchange Order within one year of the date of issue.
- After the pass is exchanged in Japan, the ticket is non refundable and non changeable.
- Neither an Exchange Order nor a Japan Rail Pass can be reissued if lost or stolen.
- 10% of the price will be charged as a refund handling fee.
- Credit card surcharge and courier fee are non refundable.
- Please read the general booking conditions carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are accepted by JTB New Zealand Ltd. (“JTB”)