Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2015
The launch of the new Hokuriku Pass allows overseas visitors the chance to explore the heart of Japan – from ancient Takayama city and its elaborate festivals, Kyoto’s traditional temples and shrines, Nagoya’s Toyota museum, and the samurai district of Kanazawa – by bus, JR lines and the bullet train for five days for just 13,500 yen .
In total, this pass covers the routes around and between: Kansai airport, Takayama, Toyama, Gero, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Kaga Onsen and Kanazawa. Visitors can take unlimited rides between these areas in unreserved seating, but can also use the pass to make a total of four bookings for reserved seating. This will make visiting more rural areas such as Shirakawa-go cheaper and more accessible for tourists who enjoy historical culture and sightseeing slightly off the beaten path!
This pass, just like the JR rail pass which gives visitors the chance to travel almost the entire country for seven days for £154, must be purchased from outside of Japan. A ticket will be sent to you by post, which you can exchange at JR offices.