Kansai Thru Pass

  • Published on : 10/10/2022
  • by : Japan Experience

The Kansai Thru Pass allows unlimited travel on buses, trains, and subways in the Kansai region in western and central Japan. The cities covered are numerous: Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Asuka, Koyasan, Himeji, and Wakayama.

The Kansai Thru Pass validity


The Kansai Thru Pass is NOT valid on JR trains because they are not the main transportation in the Kansai region. The pass is therefore focused on the regional trains that allow you to discover the immensity of the region: Hankyu, Hanshin, Keihan, Kintetsu, Kobe Kosoku, etc...

Looking for an escapade? The trip from Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Nara Station will only take 50 minutes. If you want to travel further, Koyasan is accessible from Osaka in 2 hours and a half! 


Subways, Light Rail, Trams & Cable Cars

The Kansai Thru Pass is valid on the Osaka subway, the Kyoto subway, the Kobe subway, and the Osaka monorail as well as on the Eizan and Keifuku (Randen) railroads in Kyoto, the Port and Rokko lines in Kobe and the Hieizan and Koyasan cable cars.

The Kansai Thru Pass is also valid on the Hankyu, Hanshin, Keihan, Kintetsu, Kobe Kosoku, Kobe Railways, Eizan, Nankai, Nose, and Sanyo railroads in the Kansai region.

Kyoto bus at night

Kyoto bus at night

© Alex Reiner, unsplash

Osaka train

Osaka train

©Jerry Wang, pexels

View on the road from inside a bus in Kyoto

View on the road from inside a bus in Kyoto

©Stefan Lehner

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Discounts on activities in the region 

The Kansai Thru Pass offers various discounts to visit museums and other iconic monuments in the Kansai region! 

A discount is offered for the entrance to various cultural sites. Among them, we can find the Osaka castle, the Osaka science museum, Spaworld, the national museum of ethnology, the Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, the Itsuo Art Museum, the Osaka Museum of History, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel, Tsutenkaku Tower, Japan Folk Art Museum, Kishiwada Danjiri Kaikan, the Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and the Innovation and Yuki Art Museum.

There are also special discounts for travel on the Captain Line ferry between USJ and the Osaka Aquarium, the Tombori River Cruise, and the Naniwa Tanken Cruise with a free Rakugo Performer (soft drink).


Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

©Nicholas Doherty

Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka

Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka

©magicetea, unsplash

Osaka aquarium

Osaka aquarium

©Alex Rainer

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