Kintetsu Rail Pass


The Kintetsu Rail Pass is a great alternative to the Japan Rail Pass if you want to travel extensively around the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Ise).  It offers unlimited use of Kintetsu trains (and buses depending on the pass type) for 5 days.

What does it cost?

Rail Pass Wide (with airport access and buses): 5700 yen

Rail Pass: Adults 3700 yen, Children 1850 yen

When can I use it?


Is it worth it?

Getting around Kansai on local trains can really take up your holiday time, so being able to use Limited Express trains is great.  Even without using these more expensive trains, you will probably start to save money if you visit 3 or more places withing the rail pass area.

What are the rules?

  • Only for people with tourist visas.
  • You need to reserve Limited Express tickets at the stations (free).

Where can I buy it?

You must purchase before coming to Japan.  See the official Kintetsu website for where to buy.

How do I use it?

Show the pass to station staff as you enter the ticket gates, or to the bus driver.

Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict

2 thoughts on “Kintetsu Rail Pass

  1. My husband and I will be coming to Tokyo on the 2nd May and leave for Kyoto on the 7th and stay till 12th leaving from Kansai and back home to Perth, we will like to purchase this pass but according to the official website there is no agent in Australia, do u have any suggestions?
    If we were to buy the 7days JR pass do u think we still need to buy this Kintetsu Rail Pass?
    our itinerary are : Tokyo for 5 days and doing day trip to Hakone from there to Kyoto.
    Kyoto 5 days doing day trip to Nara , Hiroshima and last day to Osaka from there to Kansai.

    Thank you


    1. Hi there!
      I think you probably don’t need to buy the Kintetsu Rail Pass if you already have the 7 days JR pass. You will just need to make sure you only use JR lines.
      Enjoy Japan!!


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