Useful Tickets in Kansai
JR West issued tickets can be found on the Regional Rail Passes page.
Osaka Amazing Pass
A 1-day or 2-day pass for travel in the Osaka area. Includes complimentary admission to 35 tourist facilities including Osaka Castle Main Tower, Floating Garden Observatory and so on.
Includes unlimited use of the Osaka city subway, New Tram and bus as well as unlimited use of the following lines:
Hankyu: Umeda – Kanzakigawa, Mikuni, Aikawa, Shimoshinjo – Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome
Kintetsu: Osaka-Namba – Imazato, Osaka-Abenobashi – Yata
Keihan: Yodoyabashi – Sembayashi, Nakanoshima – Temmabashi
Hanshin: Umeda – Amagasaki, Osaka-Namba – Amagasaki
Nankai: Namba – Sakai, Namba – Nakamozu, Shiomibashi – Kishinosatotamade
Unlimited use of the Osaka city Subway, New Tram and buses only
1-day Pass: 2,500 yen (adults only)
2-day Pass: 3,300 yen (adults only)
Where to buy:
1-day Pass: All stationmasters’ offices at Subway/New Tram, major stations, Touirst Information Osaka, Tourist Information Namba.
2-day Pass: All stationmasters’ offices at Subway/New Tram, Tourist Information Osaka, Tourist Information Namba, major hotels in the city, etc. Learn more.
Kansai Thru Pass (Surutto Kansai)
This ticket enables you to ride on subways, private railways and buses throughout the Kansai district. As well as enabling you to tour Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, it lets you visit Nara, Wakayama and Koyasan. Purchasing the economical KANSAI THRU PASS that comes in two types; 2-day and 3-day, will let you enjoy a more value-for-money holiday.
The Pass can be used on unconsecutive days during its period of validity (example: Mon, Wed and Fri in the case of a 3-day ticket). Learn more.
- A foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad on a [Temporary Visitor] entry status.
- A Japanese national living abroad.
- A person accompanying those who meet the requirements 1 and 2 above as their guide.
Adult: 4,000 yen
Child: 2,000 yen
Adult: 5,200 yen
Child: 2,600 yen
Where to buy: List of sales locations can be found here
ICOCA is a convenient IC (stored value) card for JR, subways, private railways and buses which allows you to go through the ticket gates within even removing the ticket from your pass case.
From 2,000 yen, including a 500 yen deposit and stored value of 1,500 yen
Where to buy
ICOCA is available at most JR ticket vending machines and ticket counters in the Kansai area. View official usage guide in PDF.
ICOCA & Haruka
“ICOCA & HARUKA” is a discounted set containing an “ICOCA” IC card (pre-charged with 1,500 yen) and a reduced-fare ticket for the Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA.” The ICOCA can be used on JR, subway, private railway and bus transportation and for shopping in the Kansai Area and beyond. The Kansai-Airport Express HARUKA provides direct access from Kansai Airport to Tennoji, Shin-Osaka and Kyoto.
A foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad on a [Temporary Visitor] entry status.
All prices are adult prices. There are no child prices.
Kansai Airport to Tennoji – 3,100 yen
Kansai Airport to Shin-Osaka – 3,300 yen
Kansai Airport to Kyoto – 3,600 yen
Includes a one-way HARUKA non-reserved seat ticket for departure from or arrival at Kansai Airport Station. Valid for 1 day.
Kansai Airport to Tennoji – 4,200 yen
Kansai Airport to Shin-Osaka – 4,600 yen
Kansai Airport to Kyoto – 5,200 yen
Includes a round-trip HARUKA non-reserved seat ticket departing from Kansai Airport Station. Valid for 14 days.
Where to buy: Available at Kansai Airport Station. Learn more.
Kyoto Sightseeing One and Two-day Pass Card
Unlimited use of the City bus, Subway line and Kyoto Bus Routes within one section. The two-day pass is for two consecutive days.
Adult: 1,200 yen
Child: 600 yen
Adult: 2,000 yen
Child: 600 yen
Where to buy: Available at places such as the ticket machines of subway stations and the Kyoto Bus Information Center in front of Kyoto Station. Visit official site.
Kyoto City Subway One-Day Pass
Unlimited use of all subway lines in Kyoto for one day.
Adult (aged 12 and over): 600 yen
Child (aged 6-11): 300 yen
Where to buy: Kyoto City Bus & Subway Information Center, Commuter Pass Sales Booth and Subway Ticket windows. Learn more.
Kyoto City Bus All-day Pass
Unlimited use of the City bus within the allocated zone of the city for one-day. This is good value if you plan to take the bus 3 or more times in one day. When travelling outside of the allocated zone, it is necessary to pay the difference. (Arashiyama, Sagano, Takao, Shugakuin etc. are outside of the allocated zone)
Adult: 500 yen
Child: 250 yen
Where to buy: Available for purchase from the bus driver on any Kyoto City Bus, Kyoto Bus & Subway Information Center, Kyoto City Bus Management Center, Subway Station Ticket Window (Adult Ticket only). Learn more.
All information is based on data as of 16 August 2017 and is subject to change without notice.