JR Hokkaido Pass

Hokkaido Ordinary Pass





Hokkaido(北海道)  is the largest and northeast prefecture in Japan; it is also one of the most popular places to visit in Japan. There are some must visit spots like Furano, Tomamu and Niseko area. As this prefecture is the largest one in Japan, so purchase a JR Hokkaido Rail Pass is good idea to travel around this lovely place. JR Hokkaido Rail Pass is a special discounted pass available to foreign traveller visiting Japan under the status of “Temporary visitor”. Thanks to the unlimited access to JR Hokkaido Rail and certain buses, you can travel from Hakodate to Abashiri and purchase the 3 Day, 5 Day, or 7 Day purchase on consecutive days. You can also choice the flexible 4 Day pass which is valid on for calendar days of your choice within a 10 days period.


  • 1. Foreign tourists who are visiting Japan from overseas for the purposes of tourism on a “Short-Term Stay” visa (holders of foreign passports). “Short-Term Stay” indicates a stay of 90 days or less for the purposes of tourism, visiting friends or family, during which time no paid activities shall be carried out. Main types of “Short-Term Stay” visa issued in mainland China: “Single-entry visas for Individual Tourists”; “Multiple-entry visas for individual tourists visiting Tohoku Region (Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi)”; and ” Multiple-entry visas for individuals with a substantially high level of income”
    * Hokkaido Rail Pass is not sold to Japanese nationals.


  • The lines included in the pass: the JR Hokkaido metro lines and buses.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • With the Hokkaido Rail Pass you can board unreserved seating or reserved seating on all JR Hokkaido local trains, rapid trains and limited express trains.If you wish to ride in Green Car (reserved seating) for the limited express, you will need to purchase a ticket for both the limited express and reserved seating.
  • You can also board JR Hokkaido buses within Sapporo. Of the JR Hokkaido Bus Lines, routes between Sapporo – Asahikawa, Monbetsu, Hiro’s , Kiroro, Obihiro, Erimo, Shin Sapporo – Atsubetsu Stadium, JR Shiroishi Sta. – Sapporo Dome and temporary buses are not included. Express buses between Sapporo and Otaru can be boarded if the bus is a JR Hokkaido bus. (Chuo Buses are NOT included)
  • If you ride trains that overlap with east Japan rail lines, the boarding portion of the ticket will include the last station of the JR Hokkaido Line which is Naka Oguni Station, and the fare will cover the first (or last) stop on the JR Hokkaido Line.

Seat reservations

  • Seat reservations can only be made once a pass has been collected in Japan.


  • Refunds on exchange vouchers:
  • Refunds may be paid on exchange vouchers within one year of the date of issue, but only by the issuing vendor. The refund amount is the sales price minus the prescribed administration fee and postages fees.

  • Refunds on passes:
  • Within the validity period of the pass ticket described, unused pass ticket , can return back to the selling place.
    The refund amount will be the sales price in Hong Kong dollers, minus 10% plus HKD 100 per ticket.
    Please be aware that no refunds whatsoever will be made once the valid period of the pass has commenced.

  • No reissuing:
  • Exchange vouchers or passes will not be reissued under any circumstances, including loss, theft or damage, so please look after them carefully.


  • Please exchange your exchange voucher for a 「JR Hokkaido Ordinary Pass」 within three months of the date you purchase the exchange voucher. (For example, if you bought the exchange voucher on April 15, it can be exchanged up until July 14.)