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What is the Hokkaido Rail Pass?

HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS holders may ride all JR Hokkaido trains (excluding Hokkaido Shinkansen) within the valid period.

If you have a HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS, you can ride All JR Hokkaido trains (excluding Hokkaido Shinkansen)and some designated JR buses within Hokkaido. This allows you to ride buses and trains without having to buy tickets each time, and you don't have to worry about language barriers.

* There is an extra charge for the sleeping car and carpet car.
* The JR Hokkaido bus routes available to pass holders are limited
* There is an extra charge for boarding the Twinkle Bus

How many days is it valid?

Choose from a 3-Day, 5-Day or Flexible 4-Day pass.

*1. The 3-Day, and 5-Day 7-Day pass allows you to choose the starting day, and can be used for either 3 or 5 or 7 consecutive days from the date of issuance.

*2. The date of use cannot be selected with the Flexible 4-Day Ticket. It is effective the day you either purchase or exchange it, that being day one, and continues to be effective for ten days in which it can be used any four days either consecutive or not.
EX: If you purchase or exchange a Flexible 4-Day ticket the 1st of July, it is effective until July 10th, and can be used any four days within the ten day period.

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Ride Limited Express,

Types of cars

HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS holders may ride all JR Hokkaido trains (excluding Hokkaido Shinkansen) within the valid period.

  • ・ Reserved and non-reserved seats in ordinary car on JR Hokkaido limited express trains.
  • ・ Reserved and non-reserved seats on JR Hokkaido express trains
  • ・ JR Hokkaido local trains
  • ・ Reserved and non-reserved seats on JR Hokkaido special (limited express/express/local) trains

HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS can be used toward on all JR Hokkaido train lines with the exception of Hokkaido Shinkansen.
HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS cannot be used on lines of other companies such as South Hokkaido Railway, Sapporo Municipal Subway, etc.

  • ・HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS holders cannot ride the Hokkaido Shinkansen Hayabusa and Hayate trains. If you wish to ride the Hokkaido Shinkansen, you will be required to purchase a separate Basic fare ticket, Limited express ticket, etc.
  • ・HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS holders cannot ride the Kikonai ⇔ Goryokaku portion of the “South Hokkaido Railway” line, which will no longer be managed by JR Hokkaido but by a third sector. If you wish to ride the “South Hokkaido Railway” Line, you will be required to purchase a separate ticket.

Special prices exclusively for foreigners!

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·Day one, from Sapporo to Hakodate
·Day two, from Hakodate back to Sapporo, and to Otaru
·Day three, from Sapporo to Asahikawa

Please see the model courses listed below

When you compare prices like this, it is obvious how economical the rail pass is. With the Hokkaido Rail Pass, the farther you travel, the more you save!

Hokkaido Rail Pass Application(PDF)

3-Day Visit to Sapporo,Hokodate,Otaru and Asahiyama Zoo

Regular Price 28,560yen * Train fare only,regular season

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