COVID-19 Update

Southern 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 escape the business of Japan’s most famous cities, this is the island for you! You will discover Kyushus’ beautiful nature as well as the picturesque Takachiho gorge and the coastal Udo shrine. Use the Southern Kyushu Rail Pass to discover cities like Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. The Southern Kyushu Pass Rail Pass is valid 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 Southern 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 Southern Kyushu Area Rail Pass: 3-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).

Write a Review