JR East/West - Osaka - Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass


Osaka - Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass 7 Days

7 DAYS

Experience the nature and traditions of Hokuriku along one of JR’s newest routes, providing unlimited travel on JR trains (including Hokuriku Shinkansen) between Tokyo and Osaka via the less traveled Hokuriku Region (*Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka is permitted though not directly. Must be via Kanazawa. Please refer to routing map). The Hokuriku Arch Pass can provide a small saving over a 7-day Japan Rail Pass for travelers who make a round trip between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka via the Hokuriku Region instead of via the more popularly traveled Tokaido Shinkansen. Please be aware of travelling times when deciding which pass to purchase!

Hokuriku Arch Pass:
Tokyo to Kanazawa by Kagayaki Bullet Train, then Kanazawa to Kyoto/Osaka by Limited Express Train (This pass cannot travel Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka direct.) 
Total Travelling Time: 270 minutes 

National Japan Rail Pass:
Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka by Hikari Bullet Train        
Total Travelling Time: 160-170 minutes

Please read the full terms and conditions below before purchasing! 

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Order your pass online by credit card and receive an order summary upon completion. *If you are departing Australia within 7 days, please call us instead. *Names must be as per passport.

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Passes are issued within 24 hours of receiving your order and will be available for collection the following business day from JTB Sydney or Melbourne offices. Please allow up to 3 days for delivery if you have requested the passes to be sent to you. Delivery fees apply.

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Get your 'Temporary Visitor' visa stamp in your passport at immigration at the airport in Japan.

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Transfer your exchange coupon for your actual Rail Pass at an exchange office in Japan.

EXCHANGE COUPON DELIVERY OPTION

  • A delivery and handling charge will apply ($8.00 for Toll Express Mail, or $20.00 for Toll Courier). Delivery can take up to 3 working days from the date of issue. You will be notified by email when your exchange coupon has been sent out.  
  • Delivery can only be made within Australia to a residential street address or business street address. Deliveries cannot be made to a PO box address.  
  • Courier requires a signature upon delivery. Please provide a street address where you will be during normal business hours. If unable to sign for the delivery, please select DX mail option or a pick up option.
  • Delivery can only be made within Australia to a residential street address or business street address. Deliveries cannot be made to a PO box address.  
  • Courier requires a signature upon delivery. Please provide a street address where you will be during normal business hours. If unable to sign for the delivery, please select DX mail option or a pick up option.

EXCHANGE COUPON PICKUP OPTION

  • Once you have ordered your Pass online, a JTB staff member will notify you when your exchange coupon is ready for collection. You can collect it from either:-
    • JTB Sydney Office:
      Level 18, 456 Kent Street (Town Hall House)
    • JTB Melbourne Office: 
      Level 6, 31 Queen Street

PURCHASING DIRECTLY AT JTB SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE OFFICE

  • If you are departing Australia within 7 days you are not able to order passes online. Please call us on 1300 739 330 to discuss the best option.
  • Any orders purchased directly over the counter will attract a $10 fee per pass. 

RAIL PASS ELIGIBILITY

  • Only travellers who are visiting Japan under the entry status of ‘Temporary Visitor’, and have a passport bearing this stamp can use this 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.
  • Japanese passport holders cannot use this pass. However in the rare case when travellers have dual passports (Japanese & other), unless your valid non Japanese passport is stamped with ‘Temporary Visitor’, issuance of JR pass will be refused.

EXCHANGE IN JAPAN

  • You require an exchange coupon in final documentation before departing Australia, as you will need to exchange this for your actual Rail Pass in Japan. 

RAIL PASS VALIDITY

  • The validity period of the pass is 7 days consecutive from the first date the pass is used.
  • Unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo to Kanazawa), limited express, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on Haruka) and all Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.
  • Service on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen is not covered.
  • The pass can be used for traveling between Kanazawa and Tsubata on the IR Ishikawa Railway, but not to stations between these stations.
    The pass can also be used for traveling between Kanazawa and Tsubata on IR Ishikawa Railway limited express trains.
  • The pass can be used for traveling between Takaoka and Toyama on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway, but not to stations between these stations.
    Liner train fare is required for rapid service on Ainokaze Toyama Railway’s “Ainokaze Liner”.

EXCHANGE COUPON CANCELLATION

  • An exchange coupon can be refunded within 1 year of purchase. A 20% cancellation fee will be charged PLUS a non refundable deposit of $110 per person which can be held in credit for 12 months. Any credit card surcharge is non refundable. Please note that if you have exchanged the Pass in Japan, the ticket is non-changeable and non-refundable.
  • You will need to send the original exchange coupon back to the office of purchase for a refund. 
  • Any changes made to date, type or length of a pass will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply.

EXCHANGE COUPON RE ISSUE

  • After purchase and voucher issuance, a re-issue fee of $45 per change will apply for any name correction (This applies to corrections only. Completely different names will be treated as a cancellation), plus any delivery and credit card surcharges will apply ($8-Toll Express Mail, $20-Courier). You must send the original exchange coupon back to the office of purchase.
  • Neither an exchange coupon nor a Japan Rail Pass can be reissued if lost or stolen.

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