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Northern Kyushu Rail Pass

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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

This pass does not guarantee the bearer a seat. For passes exchanged on or after June 1, 2020, reservations are unlimited. Passengers can obtain unlimited non-reserved seat tickets within the validation period. We encourage customers to make seat reservations at the station for free (starting June 1st).

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).

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