Only travelers who are visiting Japan under the entry status of “Temporary visitor” and have a passport bearing this stamp, with a short-term visa to stay in Japan for no longer than 90 days. 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.
Japanese passport holders can NOT use this pass.
Exchange Period : From 01 Jul, 2017 to 29 Sep, 2018
The Sanyo-San’ in-Northern Kyushu Pass Exchange Order is valid for three months from the date of issue. You must exchange it at an Sanyo-San’ in-Northern Kyushu Pass Exchange Office (in Japan) within these three months in order to receive your Sanyo-San’ in-Northern Kyushu Pass. If you fail to make the exchange within these three months then you will not be able to receive your pass.
To exchange the voucher for the Pass you will need your passport.
The start date of the Pass can no longer be changed once the voucher has been exchanged.
Please see below Sanyo-San’ in-Northern Kyushu Pass exchange offices:
【JR Kyushu area】
○ Mojiko Station, Ogura Station, Hakata Station, Saga Station, Nagasaki Station, Sasebo Station, Beppu Station, Oita Station, Kumamoto Station
○ JR Kyushu Travel Branch in Ogura, Hakata, Saga, Nagasaki , Oita, Kumamoto
○ Travel Service Centers (View Plaza) in Sasebo station
【JR West Japan area】
○ Kyoto Station, Shin Osaka Station, Osaka Station, Kansai Airport Station, Sannomiya Station, Nara Station, Wakayama Station, Yonago Station, Matsue Station, Tottori Station, Sakai Port
Station, Okayama station, Hiroshima station, Shin Yamaguchi station, Shimonoseki station, Ogura station, Hakata station
○ Travel Service Center OSAKA（at the Central exit of Osaka station）
Unlimited travel for ordinary car reserved seats on the limited express trains (Shinkansen included), express trains, and local trains from Kansai area (including Chizu express line) to Northern Kyushu Area.
Unlimited travel on Miyajima Ferry of JR West, JR West Bus (Route Bus), JR Chugoku Bus (Route Bus)
However, the pass is not valid on the Nanatsu in Kyushu, some trains, JR Kyushu bus, B&S Miyazaki
Non-reserved Ordinary Class cars can be accessed freely.
To access the platforms, show your pass to the JR staff located at the platform gates.
To reserve a seat, ask the JR Kyushu or JR West staff at the the ticket office.
It is a personal pass. Please always carry your passport when using the Pass as station and train staff may check it.
The starting date written on the Sanyo-San’ in-Northern Kyushu Pass cannot be changed.
An unused voucher is refundable for one year from the date of issue.
The voucher can be refunded if it has never been exchanged in Japan.
15% of the price will be charged as a refund handling fee.
Refund is allowed only before the Exchange Order exchange to Rail Pass and it must submit for refund within 12 months from the issuance date.
The refund process required approximately 2 months to complete.
We’ll refund to cheque for cash and Nets payment and credit card for credit card payment.
Neither an Exchange Order nor an Sanyo-San’in-Northern Kyushu Pass can be reissued if lost or stolen.