Last Updated: 2021-6-28

Hokuriku Arch Pass

7 days of unlimited travel on trains and Shinkansen in the area covered!

* This information applies to purchases made on or after April 1, 2021 (Japan time).

Purchasing at a ticket office in Japan or online on the JR-EAST Train Reservation website

  • Adults (12 years and older)
    ¥25,500
  • Children (6 - 11 years old)
    ¥12,750
  • Adults (12 years and older)
    ¥24,500
  • Children (6 - 11 years old)
    ¥12,250
Purchase

What does this product let me do?

Unlimited travel on lines in the area covered.​ ​

Use a Hokuriku Arch Pass to explore places of interest in the area of unlimited travel!

[Railway companies and lines you can use]

  • JR EAST Lines​ ​

  • JR West Lines*

  • Tokyo Monorail

  • IR Ishikawa Railway**

  • Ainokaze Toyama Railway***

  • Noto Railway (between Nanao and Wakuraonsen stations)

  • *For passes purchased on or before March 31, 2021 (Japan time), you can only use non-reserved seats in ordinary cars for the Haruka limited express train.

  • **The pass may only be used to pass through the section of the IR Ishikawa Railway line between Kanazawa and Tsubata stations (you can use special express trains)​ ​

  • ***The pass may only be used to pass through the section of the Ainokaze Toyama Railway line between Takaoka and Toyama stations (an additional charge is application if you wish to use the Ainokaze Liner rapid train)

Please note

  • You cannot use the Hokuriku Arch Pass to travel on the Tokaido Shinkansen. (This is because the Tokaido Shinkansen is operated by a different company)

Recommended places to visit in this area

Airports in the area

  • Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport)
  • Narita International Airport
  • Kansai International Airport
空港からパス1枚でエリア内の主なスポットへはほぼ自由に移動することができます。

With just one pass, you can visit most of the main attractions within a specified area.

  • No need to worry about the most efficient way of getting around.
  • You can use the trains as you like, making transportation smoother and more comfortable compared to overnight buses and planes.

Great deals

How much can I save using this pass?

  • E.g. Return trip between Tōkyō Station and Kanazawa Station

    The round trip fare for an adult on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tōkyō Station to Kanazawa Station) is about ¥28,000. 

    With a Hokuriku Arch Pass, you can take the same journey plus get on and off at stations along the way for ¥25,500 yen (or ¥24,500 if purchased before coming to Japan)!

    *During regular periods

    *See the timetable, etc. for the exact fare

    「東京駅と金沢駅との往復の場合」のイメージ地図

    The pass saves you money!

  • E.g. Tour from Narita Airport to Kansai International Airport via Tokyo, Nagano, Toyama and Osaka

    The total fare for an adult using the Narita Express (Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station to Tōkyō Station), the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tōkyō Station to Nagano Station / Nagano Station to Toyama Station / Toyama Station to Kanazawa Station), and the Thunderbird limited express train (Kanazawa Station to Shin-Ōsaka Station) with reserved seat, and the Haruka limited express train (Shin-Ōsaka Station to Kansai International Airport) with non-reserved seats is ¥26,000.

    With a Hokuriku Arch Pass, the fare for the route above is ¥25,500 (or ¥24,500 if purchased before coming to Japan). This pass is valid for 7 days, so you can plan overnight stays during your trip freely.

    *During regular periods

    *See the timetable, etc. for the exact fare

    「成田空港から、東京・金沢・大阪経由、関西国際空港まで旅行の場合」のイメージ地図

    Even better value!

Purchasing at a ticket office in Japan or online on the JR-EAST Train Reservation website

  • Adults (12 years and older)
    ¥25,500
  • Children (6 - 11 years old)
    ¥12,750
  • Adults (12 years and older)
    ¥24,500
  • Children (6 - 11 years old)
    ¥12,250
Purchase

Please note

  • Age restrictions for children are applicable on the date of purchase (if purchased before coming to Japan) or on the start date of the period of use (if purchased in Japan). You must prove your child’s age with a passport or other form of identification.​ ​

  • Children under the age of 6 do not require a pass, unless you wish to reserve seats.

  • An additional fee is required for use of Green Cars and GranClass trains.

  • This pass does not have student discounts or youth fares.

  • You can only use one Hokuriku Arch Pass at a time while travelling in Japan. (You cannot purchase two of the same type of pass if they have overlapping periods of validity)

Validity Period

7 consecutive days

  • [Permitted] Use on 7 consecutive days

    October 1st
    October 2nd
    October 3rd
    October 4th
    October 5th
    October 6th
    October 7th
  • [Not Permitted] 7 days of use within a 14-day period

    October 1st
    October 2nd
    October 5th
    October 10th
    October 12th
    October 13th
    October 14th

How to purchase and use a pass

  • 1Purchase your pass

    Purchases can be made online via JR-EAST Train Reservation, at ticket offices in Japan, or at travel agencies outside of Japan.

  • 2Picking up your pass

    You can pick up or purchase a pass at major airports and train stations.

  • 3Use your pass

    You can use your pass for 7 days starting on the date you indicated when purchasing the pass. Please use automatic ticket gate machines.

Purchasing a pass

Purchasing a pass from a travel agency in another country

  • Step 1Purchase

    Before your arrival in Japan, purchase a voucher from a travel agency or other such vendor.

  • Step 2Collect

    After your arrival in Japan, present your voucher (e-ticket) issued by a travel agency along with your passport at a pick-up location. An eligibility check will be conducted, after which you will receive your Hokuriku Arch Pass.​ ​

    Please note: You must bring your passport when you collect your pass. You cannot collect your pass using a copy of your passport.

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  • Step 3Use

    You can use your Hokuriku Arch Pass for 7 days starting from the date you specify when you collect it.

Please note

  • After a voucher is issued, please pick up your Hokuriku Arch Pass within 3 months.

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Purchasing a pass online on the JR-EAST Train Reservation website

  • Step 1Purchase

    JR-EAST Train Reservation

  • Step 2Collect

    After your arrival in Japan, an eligibility check will be conducted before you can pick up your pass. Please see the User Guideon the JR-EAST Train Reservation website on how to pick up your pass.

    Please note: You must bring your passport when you collect your pass. You cannot collect your pass using a copy of your passport.

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  • Step 3Use

    For the Hokuriku Arch Pass, you can use your pass for 7 days starting on the date you indicated when purchasing the pass.

Please note

  • What you need when picking up your pass will depend on how you collect it. Please see the User Guideon the JR-EAST Train Reservation website.

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Purchasing at a ticket office in Japan

  • Step 1Purchase

    Please present your passport at a Hokuriku Arch Pass sales point. 
    You will be able to purchase a pass after we confirm your eligibility.

    Note: You must bring your passport to collect your pass. A copy of your passport cannot be used for collection. When purchasing a pass at a reserved seat ticket vending machine that has a passport reader, you will need an original e-passport.

    Reserved seat ticket vending machines with passport readers: How to use them / Locations

  • Step 2Use

    You can use your Hokuriku Arch Pass for 7 days starting from the date you specify when you collect it.

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Pick-up/Sales Locations

  • Present your passport at a Hokuriku Arch Pass pick-up/sales location. An eligibility check will be conducted, after which your pass will be issued.​ ​

引換箇所・販売箇所一覧表はこちら

Reserved seat ticket vending machines with passport readers: How to use them / Locations

* You can purchase passes at reserved seat ticket vending machines with passport readers at stations that are designated as sales points in the JR EAST service area. Please have your original e-passport ready. Please note that ticket sales at reserved seat ticket vending machines with passport readers may be available for more hours of the day than at ticket sales counters (at JR EAST Travel Service Center, etc.). For inquiries regarding purchases and refunds, please contact a ticket sales counter (at JR EAST Travel Service Center, etc.) during business hours.

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Eligibility

The Hokuriku Arch Pass is for the exclusive use of visitors from overseas who enter Japan with the status of Temporary Visitor.
Customers who fulfill both of the conditions below can purchase and use this pass.

  • You must be a foreign national with a passport issued by a country other than Japan (Japanese nationals cannot use this pass.)​ ​

  • Please have the pass user present a valid passport (original) when making a purchase. (Passes cannot be purchased by anyone else, including family members.)

  • You must have entered Japan with the status of Temporary Visitor and have an immigration sticker in your passport bearing the status Temporary Visitor as shown in the illustration below.

temporary visitor's visa

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Reserving seats

Reserve a seat with a Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machine

Reserved seat for Shinkansen and limited express trains can be reserved at the Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machine at major stations in JR EAST.

  • For purchases made on or before March 31, 2021 (Japan time), you can reserve seats up to six times at a reserved seat ticket vending machine. To make more seat reservations, please visit a JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-Madoguchi).

JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi)

Reserve seats at a station

Present your Hokuriku Arch Pass at a JR EAST Travel Service Center, or a JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-Madoguchi) at a major JR EAST station within the area covered by the pass to reserve a seat.
You can also make seat reservations at JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-Madoguchi) at major JR West stations in the area covered by the pass.

JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi)
JR East Travel Service Center
Travel Service Center (View Plaza)
JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-Madoguchi)
Pass sample
Travel Service Center (View Plaza)

Reserve seats online

Hokuriku Arch Pass holders can reserve seats on Shinkansen services, limited express trains, and other trains.​ ​

  • *Seats are limited, so please make your reservation as early as possible.

  • *You can reserve seats on trains up to 1 month prior to the date of your journey.

Changes/Refunds

Changes

You cannot change the period of validity after collecting or purchasing a pass.
To make changes to a pass purchased on the JR-EAST Train Reservation website before collecting it, please see the User Guide.

Refunds

A refund can only be provided within the period of validity of your pass and before you have started using it. To obtain a refund, you must apply at a Hokuriku Arch Pass collection/sales point (not available at some collection/sales points). 
If a seat ticket is issued and you are late for the indicated train's departure, no refund will be issued, even if the ticket has not been used.
Please note that ticket sales at reserved seat ticket vending machines with passport readers may be available for more hours of the day than at ticket sales counters (at JR EAST Travel Service Center, etc.). For inquiries regarding refunds, please contact a ticket sales counter (at JR EAST Travel Service Center, etc.) during business hours.
To obtain a refund for passes purchased on the JR-EAST Train Reservation website before collecting them, please see the User Guide.

Travel Terms and Conditions

JR Hokuriku Arch Pass Travel Terms and Conditions

FAQ

  • Can I use Joyful Trains?

  • Can I use Green Cars (first class cars) and GranClass?

  • Does a period of validity of 1 day mean the actual date of use? Or does it mean 24 hours?

  • Can another person use a rail pass that I have purchased?

  • What should I do if I lose my pass?

  • Can I buy two of the same rail passes?

  • Can I use a rail pass if I have dual nationality and one of my nationalities in Japanese?

  • What should I do if I am going to go outside the area covered by my rail pass?

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