COVID-19 Update

Northern Kyushu Rail Pass

* Please select all required fields and fill in traveller age(s) to proceed to the next step.



Kyushu is Japan’s most southern island. If you are looking to travel off the beaten track, this is the island for you! Kyushu has something to offer for any kind of traveler. You will find active volcanous, lucious greens, hot springs and even waterfalls! Use the Northern Kyushu Rail Pass to discover cities like Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Kagoshima and even Beppu. The Northern Kyushu Pass Rail Pass includes travel on limited express trains of the Kyushu Railway Co with unlimited trips on each travel day.

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

Seat reservations can only be made in Japan, at any JR station or travel center in Kyushu, Japan. For passes exchanged on or after April 1, 2016, reservations are free up to the limit. The number of possible reserved seat tickets is up to 10 times for a 3-day pass and up to 16 times for a 5-day pass. Non-reserved seat tickets can be obtained any number of times within the validation period of the pass as before. Charges will apply for reserved seat tickets over the limit.

Additional Details

For passes exchanged on or after April 1, 2016: 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).

Write a Review