Hokuriku Arch Pass

Hokuriku Arch Pass

7 days

Hokuriku Arch Pass is a rail pass for exclusive use by foreign visitors to Japan, providing unlimited travel on JR trains (including Hokuriku Shinkansen) between Tokyo and Osaka via the less traveled Hokuriku Region. The pass is valid for seven consecutive days.




The Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass is only available to non-Japanese passport holders with a short-term visa to stay in Japan for no longer than 90 days. Japanese passport holders can NOT use this pass.


Exchange and purchase can only be made during office hours.

List of Exchange Offices


Unlimited use of JR trains between Tokyo and Osaka via the Hokuriku Shinkansen. The pass is also valid on JR trains in central Osaka and central Tokyo, including JR trains to Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Osaka’s Kansai Airport and the Tokyo Monorail to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

In the designated area, you can use all types of JR trains, including the Hokuriku Shinkansen (but not the
Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen), limited express trains and local trains.

  • There are a small number of JR trains, which partially run on the tracks of different railway companies. When riding along a non-JR owned section, pass holders will have to pay the fare for the non-JR section on board of the train or at the station. Only the following non-JR train lines can also be used with the Hokuriku Arch Pass:
    • IR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata to access the JR Nanao Line
    • Ainokaze Toyama Railway between Toyama and Takaoka
    • Tokyo Monorail between central Tokyo and Haneda Airport

Seat reservations can be made for free except for the Haruka limited express train to/from Kansai Airport which pass holders are allowed to use only in the non-reserved section. Likewise, seat reservations cannot be made for Hayabusa and Komachi trains along the Tohoku Shinkansen (between Tokyo and Omiya).

The pass is valid on seven consecutive days.


  • The starting date written on the Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass cannot be changed.
  • An unused voucher is refundable for one year from the date of issue.
  • The voucher can be refunded if it has never been exchanged in Japan.
  • 15% of the price will be charged as a refund handling fee.
  • Refund is allowed only before the Exchange Order exchange to Rail Pass and it must submit for refund within 12 months from the issuance date.
  • The refund process required approximately 2 months to complete.
  • We’ll refund by cheque for cash and NETS Payment, by credit card for credit card payment.
  • Neither an Exchange Order nor an Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass can be reissued if lost or stolen.