Enjoy sightseeing spots with great offers ! Popular Free Passes in Japan -Kansai (West Japan) -

Enjoy sightseeing spots with great offers ! Popular Free Passes in Japan -Kansai (West Japan) -

If you want to go around sightseeing spots in Japan, making a great use of Free Passes issued by railway companies is a way to go. Here are Free Passes you can use in travelling around sightseeing spots in Kansai (West Japan) region. 


It’s either for 2 days or 3 days. For consecutive 2 or 3 days, you can ride all private railway lines and buses in Kansai region non-limit. And if you present the ticket within its valid period, you can get a special discount at various touristy spots including Osaka Castle and Kyoto Tower (350 spots in total). 

Free Pass Valid for: 

■ Hankyu Railway

■ Keihan Railway

■ Hanshin Train

■ Kinki Nippon Railway

■ Nankai Train

■ Kita-osaka Express Railway

■ Kyoto City Subway

■ Osaka City Subway/New Tram

■ Osaka Monorail

■ Kobe Rapid Transit Railway

■ Kobe City Subway

■ Kobe Railway

How to purchase


Purchase first the coupon at Haneda airport or train stations directly connected to Haneda airport, travel agencies outside of the six Kansai prefectures/Multi-device at convenience stores 


Bring the purchased coupon to the designated counter in Kansai region to exchange it to actual ticket.

Locations of the ticket exchange counters are in the designated stations of the train lines stated above. 


2-day ticket: 4,000 yen

3-day ticket: 5,200 yen

<Kyoto Sightseeing 1-Day (2-Day) Pass>

It’s either 1-Day/2-Day Pass. You can cover going most of the major sightseeing spots in Kyoto-city with this Pass only. It comes with a guide map which has various special offers for 60 different spots of temples/sightseeing facilities inside the city.  

Free Pass valid for: 

■ Kyoto City Buss

■ Kyoto City Subway 

■ Kyoto Bus (limited to going in between Ohara/Iwakura-muramatsu/Iwakura-jissoin/Kyoto Sangyo uni./Ichijoyama/Daikakuji/Kiyotaki and Kokedera) 

How to purchase

Available at subway ticket vending machine, city-bus office, city-bus/subway information counter, Kyoto bus office etc.. 


1Day Pass: 1,200 yen

2Day Pass: 2,000 yen

David li

Male Chinese who works for major advertising agency in Tokyo. 15 years of living in Japan has made him an expert on various Japan related topics. He came to Japan after graduating from high school and now permanently settled in Japan. His hobby is to enjoy local cuisines while travelling around various parts of Japan. He has a personal goal of visiting all prefectures in the country and in the process of achieving it, enjoying trips and dining experiences in the nation on his off-days with his family.

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