Northern Kyushu Rail Pass

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Kyushu is Japan’s third largest island, located southwest of the main island Honshu. Explore destinations throughout Northern Kyushu!

Where can the pass be used?

The pass can be used on limited express trains of the Kyushu Railway Co., in ordinary reserved and non-reserved seating, and on ordinary trains of the Kyushu Railway Co. in the designated area for the pass. The Northern Kyushu Area Rail Pass can also be used for Kyushu Shinkansen “bullet” trains.


A Kyushu Rail Pass is only available to non-Japanese passport holders, under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”.

Pre-booking time

3 Months. The e-ticket must be exchanged within 3 months from date of issue.



Children between the ages of 6 to 11 pay a reduced rate.


Infants 0-5 travel free.

Types & Validities

The Northern Kyushu Area Rail Pass: 3-day or 5-day consecutive pass

Seat Reservations

This pass does not guarantee the bearer a seat. For passes exchanged on or after April 1 2022, a total of 6 reservations will be permitted for free. If more reservations are required, it will be necessary to purchase an “Express Ticket” for each subsequent journey. Seat Reservations can be reserved at the station’s customer service window.

Additional Details

Please note that the area covered by the Northern Kyushu Area Pass is expanded to include the Kagoshima main line (between Kumamoto and Uto) and Misumi line (between Uto and Misumi).

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