The Tokyo-Osaka Hokuriku Arch Pass is a rail pass that provides unlimited travel on JR trains
(including Hokuriku Shinkansen) between Tokyo and Osaka via the less traveled
Hokuriku Region. The pass is valid for seven consecutive days.
The validity of the pass is based on calendar days (midnight to midnight) as opposed to 24-hour periods.
Recommended for the travelers who make a round trip between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka
via the Hokuriku Region instead of via the more popularly traveled Tokaido Shinkansen.
Unlimited use of JR trains between Tokyo and Osaka via the Hokuriku Shinkansen.
The pass is also valid on JR trains in central Osaka and central Tokyo,
including JR trains to Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Osaka’s Kansai Airport
and the Tokyo Monorail to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
In the designated area, you can use all types of JR trains,
including the Hokuriku Shinkansen (but not the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen),
limited express trains and local trains.
Kasai Airport –Shin Osaka/ Kyoto (Limited express train of HARUKA)
Osaka-kanazawa Limited Express ( Sandabado /Thunder bird ),
Kanazawa-Tokyo Bullet train
Only the following non-JR train lines can also be used with
the Tokyo-Osaka Hokuriku Arch Pass:
– IR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata to access the JR Nanao Line
– Ainokaze Toyama Railway between Toyama and Takaoka
– Tokyo Monorail between central Tokyo and Haneda Airport
Seat reservations can be made for free except for the Haruka limited express train
to/from Kansai Airport which pass holders are allowed to use only in the non-reserved section.