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.
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.
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.