What is Japan Rail Area Pass?

The Japan Rail Area Pass (or Regional Pass) is also the discount train tickets that cover travel of a particular geographic area of Japan. It can be used for limited area only. The map above shows the area passes differentiated by the coloured areas and to be used within the respective area only. (JR Pass is for nationwide travelling within Japan.)

The Area Pass Exchange Order must be purchased before your arrival to Japan, and you can change to the Japan Rail Area Pass when you are in Japan. 

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How to BUY & USE

  • Buy your Exchange Order for the JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS with us before you go to Japan.
  • Be sure that you understand the eligibility requirements before purchasing the Exchange Order.
  • In the event that you are unable to receive a PASS because you fail to meet the eligibility requirements, the JR Group is not liable for any charges or fees associated with your use of JR lines while in Japan.

  • After you arrive in JAPAN, you have to turn in your Exchange Order (with your passport) to receive your JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS at a JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS exchange office in a major JR station and international airports – Narita, New Chitose and Kansai. Please note the Service hours and closing days. You cannot use an Exchange Order when you travel on JR lines.
  • Your Exchange Order must be turned in for a JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS within three months of the date the Order was issued (for example, an Exchange Order issued on April 15 would have to be turned in by July 14). *It may take time to turn in your Exchange Order and receive a JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS if the service counter is busy. Please ensure you leave enough time when you visit the exchange office.
  • At the exchange office, you will be asked to fill in a short application form and to show your passport with the Temporary Visitor stamp/sticker you received on entry into Japan. When exchanging the Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS, you must show your passport* and the Temporary Visitor stamp/sticker.
  • When turning in your Exchange Order for the Pass, you should specify the date to start using the Pass. It can be any date within one month from the date the Pass is received.

*In order to receive a JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS, the name appearing on the Miscellaneous Changes Order must match the name appearing in your passport.

*Without your passport, the pass exchange will not be made. (A photocopy of your passport is also not acceptable because you must show the “Temporary Visitor” stamp/sticker in it.)

*If you are a Japanese living in Singapore, you must provide additional documents proving eligibility in addition to your passport. If an applicant is unable to provide written proof of eligibility and the clerk is unable to verify compliance using electronic data or other means, the PASS may be denied. Please refer to eligibility requirement for more information. The Exchange Order will not be provided in the absence of required eligibility documentation or ability to immediately confirm eligibility by electronic means at the exchange office. In some cases, a certificate of residence with a period of stay of at least 5 years may suffice as proof of eligibility. For details on required documentation, please check with the office where you purchase the Exchange Order.

  • The type of PASS describe on the Exchange Order cannot be changed.
  • If the Exchange Order is lost or stolen, or you are unable to provide it for another reason, no exchange for a JAPAN RAIL PASS can be made.
  •  You will not be able to exchange your Exchange Order for a PASS if you fail to satisfy the eligibility requirements.

After turning in your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL AREA PASS, you MAY make seat reservation at THE AREA Reservation Office. Please check on each Area Pass for the reservation conditions.


  1. Make your order online.
  2. Make your payment after you received your confirmation via email.
  3. Upon received your payment, we will process your order.
  4. We will advise you to collect the exchange order within 7 working days or send to your address at additional delivery fees of $4.50.

Please check with us to arrange issue on the spot via email info@x-trekkers.com or whatsapp 96287591 as we do not entertain walk-in customer without prior arrangement.

Japan Area Rail Pass Prices (Updated 01 Mar 2023)

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Prices of Exchange Orders in SGD

Type Adult Child
5 Consecutive days 200 100
7 Consecutive days 263 131
Sapporo-Noboribetsu Area – 4 Days 84 42
Sapporo-Furano – 4 Days 95 47

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Type Adult Child
All Shikoku – 3 days 95 47
All Shikoku – 4 days 105 53
All Shikoku – 5 days 116 58
All Shikoku – 7 days 137 68
Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry Pass – 2 days 42 21

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Type Adult Child
All Kyushu – 3 days 183 91
All Kyushu – 5 days 199 99
All Kyushu – 7 days 215 107
Northern Kyushu – 3 days 107 54
Northern Kyushu – 5 days 150 75
Southern Kyushu – 3 days 86 43


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