Special transportation IC card available in Kansai area

KANSAI ONE PASS

Availability: Year-round but limited number released

Validity: No expiration date

Cost: 3,000yen *500yen for deposit included. The card can be topped-up at station ticket machines. Please note maximum refilling amount is 20,000yen.

Where to purchase: JR-West Kansai Airport Station, Nankai Electric Railway Kansai Airport Station Ticket Office, Hanshin Electric Railway Service Center (Kobe Sannomiya), Kobe City Transportation Bureau Bus / Subway Information (Sannomiya) and more.

KANSAI ONE PASS is IC card type ticket with special benefits. Once you get the card, you can smoothly make connections with any major trains in the Kansai area without buying tickets each time. You may also get discount services at 150 shopping facilities and tourist spots by presenting the card. Recommend for frequent travelers who are planning to travel around Kansai region.

Please note: Only foreign passport holders staying for a short period may purchase the KANSAI ONE PASS. (You will be required to present your passport.)

Special transportation discount offers available in Kobe

Kobe City Bus & Subway 1-Day Pass

Availability: Year-round

Validity: Single day only

Cost: Adult 1,030 yen

Where to purchase: Kobe Municipal Subway station ticket windows, kiosks, and other locations

With this pass, you have unlimited access to both the Kobe City Bus and Kobe Municipal Subway for a full day. (Includes use of Kobe City Bus services (only) on lines jointly operated with Sanyo Bus.)

Please note: Transportation pass content is written in Japanese only

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City Loop Bus 1-Day Pass

Availability: Year-round

Validity: Single day only

Cost: Adult 660 yen, Child (elementary school students age 6-12) 330 yen

Where to purchase: On the City Loop Bus, Kansai Tourist Information Center (KIX, Kyoto and Osaka Shinsaibashi)

Ride this convenient bus for a full day to all the major sightseeing areas of Kobe! Furthermore, by showing your pass you'll receive discounts and other benefits at approximately 30 downtown Kobe sightseeing locations.

For more information see Website

Please note: Transportation pass content is written in Japanese only

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Kobe 1-Day Tour Coupon (Kobe Area)

Availability: Fall/Winter October 1 to March 31

Spring/Summer April 1 to September 30

Validity: Any single day within the purchase period

Cost: Adults only 950 yen for the Kobe Area Pass

Where to purchase: Kobe Municipal Subway Shin-Kobe, Sannomiya and Shinnagata Station ticket windows, Kaigan Line station ticket windows and other locations.

Use the Kobe 1-Day Tour Coupon to discover fascinating Kobe. This convenient pass allows you to use Kobe municipal area trains for a full day and includes a Kobe City Fun Pass coupon worth 700 yen toward admission and other benefits at approximately 60 sightseeing locations around Kobe.

For more information see Website(Japanese only)

Please note: Transportation pass content is written in Japanese only.

The pamphlet you receive with your purchase of the Kobe City Fun Pass is available in Japanese only.

The Kobe City Fun Pass coupon (700 yen) may not be used in combination with the Kobe Welcome Coupon or any other discount offer.

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Map of Kobe municipal area trains that can be used with the Kobe 1-Day Tour Coupon

Rokkosan Tourist Pass

Availability: until March 31, 2020

Validity: Two-days from the day of first use

Price: 1,000 yen

Where to purchase: Kobe Sannomiya Hanshin Electric Railway Service Center / Hankyu Tourist Center, OSAKA-UMEDA / HANKYU Tourist Information Center, KYOTO / Kansai Tourist Information Center (Kansai International Airport) / Kansai Tourist Information Center (Shinsaibashi) Valid Section:

  1. Kobe City Bus #16 (Round-trip)
  2. Rokko Cable Car (Round-trip)
  3. Rokko Sanjyo Bus (unlimited access)

You may also get discount at tourist spots and restaurants at Mt. Rokko by presenting this pass. For more details, please check theWebsite.

Please note: Only foreign passport holders staying for a short period may purchase the Rokkosan Tourist Pass. (You will be required to present your passport.)

Rokko Maya 1 Day Ticket

This is a great value combined ticket for travel to Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya from Sannomiya/Shin-kobe.

Sales Period and Validity:Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Saturday, November 30, 2019

Price:Adult 1700 yen Child 850 yen

Sales Location:Kobe Information Center, Shin-kobe Tourist Information, City Bus & Subway Customer Service Center (subway Sannomiya sta. east exit), Shop TONE (2F Kitano Meister Garden)

Benefits:Get discounts and benefits at the mountain top facilities by presenting "Rokko Maya 1-day ticket"

Condition of use:Any single day during valid period. This ticket includes a round-trip ticket within a designated area and unlimited ride on Rokko Sanjyo bus and Rokko Maya Sky shuttle bus.

For more details, please see PDF(as of 2018)

Special transportation discount offers available in Osaka and at Kansai

Kansai Thru Pass

Availability: Year-round

Validity: 2-day and 3-day tickets available

Cost: Adult 2-day ticket 4,300 yen, 3-day ticket 5,300 yen

Child (elementary-school students age 6-12) 2-day ticket 2,150 yen, 3-day ticket 2,650 yen

Where to purchase: Kansai International Airport and elsewhere

This money-saving pass enables you to ride on subways, private railways and buses throughout the Kansai area.

Benefit from discounts at 350 sightseeing attractions in Kansai and receive a foreign-language guidebook.

Please note: Only foreign passport holders staying for a short period may purchase the KANSAI THRU PASS. (You will be required to present your passport.)

Hankyu Tourist Pass

[Valid for] until Apr.30, 2020

[On sale] Apr. 1st 2019

[Cost] Adults only 1-day ticket 700 yen, 2-day ticket 1,200 yen

[Where to purchase] Hankyu Tourist Center, Osaka-Umeda

This pass enables you to ride on Hankyu Railway lines linking Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe.

You'll receive a foreign-language map, guidebook, and coupon with the purchase of your pass.

Please note: Only foreign passport holders staying for a short period may purchase the Hankyu Tourist Pass. (You will be required to present your passport.)

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Hanshin Tourist Pass

[Valid for] until Apr.30, 2020

[On sale] Apr. 1st 2019

[Cost] 1-day 500 yen

[Where to purchase]
Hanshin Electric Railway Service Center (Sannomiya Station)/ Hotel Plaza Kobe / Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers / Kansai Tourist Information center in Kansai International Airport / Hankyu Tourist Center, OSAKA-UMEDA, Hotel New Hankyu Osaka / Hotel Hanshin / Hanshin Travel Salon / BIC CAMERA Namba store / Kansai Tourist Information center(Shinsaibashi)

Please note: Only foreign passport holders staying for a short period may purchase the Hanshin Tourist Pass. (You will be required to present your passport.)

Japan Railway Pass

JAPAN RAIL PASS, a joint offering of the six companies comprising the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is the most economical means of travelling throughout Japan by rail. There are some restrictions on use; for example, JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be used for travel on NOZOMI and MIZUHO trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen lines.

Take a look at the following link for all the regional passes and their respective routes and costs