JR Hokkaido Pass






*Price is subject to change without prior notice.

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.


Purchase procedure


  • To exchange date of the pass, once the pass has been obtained, can no longer be changed.
  • JR Exchange Offices (Offices and service hours are subject to change or discontinuation without notice. ):
    • Sapporo Station West Ticket Gate JR Information Desk, daily from 8:30AM to 7PM
    • New Chitose Airport Station JR Information Desk, daily from 8:30AM to 7PM
    • Twinkle Plaza Hakodate Branch (Hakodate Station), daily from 10AM to 6PM
    • Twinkle Plaza Asahikawa Branch (Station Asahikawa) daily from 9AM to 5:30PM
    • Twinkle Plaza Obihiro Branch (Station Obihiro) daily from 9AM to 5PM
    • Twinkle Plaza Kushiro Branch (Station Kushiro) daily from 10AM to 6PM
    • Abashiri Station Travel Center, daily from 9:30AM to 5PM


  • 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.


  • You cannot make seat reservation until you have exchange the Pass.
  • Non-reserved Ordinary class cars can be accessed freely.
  • To access the platforms, show your Pass to the JR Hokkaido staff located at the gate to the platform.
  • To reserve a seat, ask the JR Hokkaido staff at the the ticket office.
  • It is a personal pass. Please always carry your passport when using the Pass as station and train staff may check it.


    Cancellation Penalty after Payment

20% – once confirmed and finalized.
50% – 20 working days before departure.
80% – 7 working days before departure.
100% – below 7 working days.


(a) All rates are subject to change without prior notice unless payment has been done and finalized.

(b) Refund is allowed only before the exchange of EO (Exchange Order); unused EO must be submitted to the Branch where you bought it within 12 months from the issuance date, together with your letter of request to refund; failure to surrender original EO means NO REFUND will be processed.

(c) NON REFUNDABLE if EO has been exchanged.

(d) Processing of refund is approximately 2 months; for Credit Card, refund may be longer.

(e) For Cash Payments, refund will be in the form of Check payable to Customer, same name as with the issued OR/Official Receipt.

(f) For Credit Card Payments, refund will be reversed in Billing of your issuing Bank.

(g) Amount of Refund for both type of payments are net of applicable charges and processing fees.

(h) Neither an Exchange Order nor a Japan Rail Pass can be reissued if lost or stolen.