Use of the JR CENTRAL PASS (Takayama-Hokuriku Pass) is limited to tourists from Japan whose travel visa does not exceed 90 days (marked on the passport upon arrival) and with a non-Japanese passport.
You can use this pass to see the beautiful Takayama, Shirakawa-go or Gero and others, specified below, from Kansai Airport (Osaka).
This pass is valid for five consecutive days from the date of the change in one of the JR offices (See offices here).
The Takayama-Hokuriki area pass is valid for unlimited travel on the following lines and companies:
- Unreserved seats on 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), between stations within Osaka City area – Kansai-airport station (via Hanwa / Kansai-airport lines), between stations within Osaka City area – Kansai-airport station (via Hanwa / Kansai-airport lines).
- Unreserved seats at the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Toyama – Kanazawa Station
- Nohi Bus / Toyama Chitetsu Bus / Hokutetsu Bus: Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa Line and Takayama / Toyama Line between Takayama Nohi – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa Bus Center (with some exceptions; reservations required)
- Kaetsuno Bus: Shirakawa-go World Heritage Bus – Shin-Takaoka Station
The use of reserved seats on regular trains on conventional JR lines is free up to 4 times! (Excluding Limited Express “HARUKA”)
Unlimited travel in Hokuriku Shinkansen (unreserved seats) between Kanazawa-Toyama
This pass does not allow you to travel on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Kyoto Station – Shin-Osaka. Please note that to travel with Tokaido Shinkansen, you will have to pay the required basic fare and any additional fare separately. Please note that additional fares will also be required for reserved Hokuriku Shinkansen seats between Toyama – Kanazawa Station.
It can be purchased as early as one month before use.
Seat reservations are accepted through the JR-WEST ONLINE TRAIN RESERVE up to one month before boarding (starting at 10:00 am (JST) on the same day of the previous month).
The pass has a duration of 5 consecutive days.
Pass validity begins at 12 a.m.
More information and conditions in the following link