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Enjoy unlimited travel for your chosen pass period of 3, 4, 5, or 7 days and explore Hokkaido island by train.
About this activity
Valid 3 - 10 days
(from first activation)
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pick-up service

Please provide your address or the address of your accommodation so your exchange voucher can be delivered to you.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Hokkaido by train with unlimited travel
  • Get discounts on standard fares
  • Reach the more remote areas with local bus coverage
Full description
The official Hokkaido Rail Pass gives you unlimited full access to public transport networks throughout the northern island of Hokkaido. The Hokkaido rail network covers much of the island and features frequent departures in all seasons, space to store your luggage, and a selection of cabin upgrades at an additional cost. 

You can switch from the train network to the local JR buses, with some exceptions, to reach more remote locations. You can also use your pass to get discounted rental cars and other services to complete your dream trip to the most remote lake or onsen. 

After ordering your pass, an exchange voucher will be sent to you wherever you are in the world or sent to your accommodation or pre-arranged pick-up point in Japan. This voucher needs to be exchanged at a Hokkaido JR train station for your pass.
Includes
  • JR Hokkaido trains except for Shinkansen and South Hokkaido Railway
  • JR Hokkaido Bus local lines with some exceptions
  • JR Hokkaido Express Bus on the Sapporo-Otaru route
  • Free reservations
  • Storage facilities
What’s Not Included
  • Sapporo-Asahikawa, Mombetsu, Hiroo, Obihiro, Erimo, Shin Sapporo-Atsubetsu Stadium, JR Shiroishi Station-Sapporo Dome, or Hokkaido Chuo Bus
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • Transport on services considered exceptions to JR Rail Pass coverage
  • Overground, subway services, buses, or ferries operated by non-JR companies
  • Upgrades, refreshments, or meals

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You must be on a Temporary Visitor visa
• Delivery in Japan will take between 2 to 3 working days and delivery outside of Japan will take around 7 working days
• It is recommended to travel light or courier your luggage because Japanese railway stations have a lot of stairs
• It is recommended to schedule your travel outside of rush hour as the trains can get crowded
• Upgrades to a green car or rapid trains will require additional payment prior to boarding
• Reserving a seat on an ordinary car is free but you can only do so after validating your pass in Japan
• Children between 6 and 11 years old can use a discounted children's pass
• Babies and infants travel for free but may have to share parent's seat on crowded trains
Organized by

Japan Travel KK

Product ID: 197536