FAQ

FAQ on ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass

Purchasing/Exchanging a Pass

Can the Passes be picked up with exchange orders or purchased at Kansai Airport?

Passes cannot be picked up with exchange orders or purchased at Kansai Airport. The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes can only be exchanged or purchased at Ticket Reservation Offices at JR Takamatsu, JR Matsuyama, JR Tokushima, and JR Kōchi Stations, or JR Shikoku Travel Centers (Warp Takamatsu, Warp Matsuyama, Warp Tokushima, Warp Kōchi, Sakaide Station Warp Plaza, Warp Umeda branch), or the Kotohira Station Information Counter.

Where can I make an exchange or purchase a Pass, if the Warp branches (JR Shikoku Travel Centers) are closed?

You may make an exchange or purchase a Pass at Ticket Reservation Offices at JR Takamatsu, JR Matsuyama, and JR Kōchi stations.
Hours of operation are: Takamatsu Station 4:20-23:00 (outside of Warp Takamatsu hours), Matsuyama Station 4:50-23:05, Tokushima Station 5:30-20:30, and Kōchi Station 4:30-23:00.
They are open year round.

Can one person make the exchange or purchase ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes on behalf of a number of people?

One person cannot make the exchange or purchase the Passes on behalf of a number of people. The individuals traveling must come to the counter in person and bring their passport as proof of identity.

Can two ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes be purchased simultaneously?
For example, one for seven days, and another for three days?

Yes, they can.

Can Japanese citizens living overseas purchase ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes?

These passes are for foreign tourists in Japan on short stay visas, so they are not available to those who have Japanese passports.

Validity

Can I use JR Shikoku limited express trains with my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass, or is there an extra charge?

There is no extra charge for free seating on limited express trains.

Is there an extra charge for reserved seating on JR Shikoku limited express trains when using the ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

You will need to pay an extra charge. Please show your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass at a Ticket Reservation Center or Warp office at the station beforehand and purchase Reserved Seat Commutation Tickets for the ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass or purchase limited express reserved seating.

Where can I purchase Reserved Seat Commutation Tickets for the ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

Please show your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass at a Ticket Reservation Office at JR Takamatsu, JR Matsuyama, JR Tokushima, or JR Kōchi Station, or at a JR Shikoku Travel Center (Warp Takamatsu, Warp Matsuyama, Warp Tokushima, Warp Kōchi, Sakaide Station Warp Plaza, Warp Umeda branch) and purchase your Reserved Seat Commutation Tickets for the ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass there. (Not available at the Kotohira Station Information Counter.)
Sold only in Japan.

May I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass for an Anpanman seat on the Anpanman Train, or is there an extra charge?

You will need to pay an extra charge. The Anpanman seat falls in the category of a reserved seat on a limited express train. Please show your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch in advance and purchase Reserved Seat Commutation Tickets for the ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass or purchase limited express reserved seating.

May I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass on the Iyonada Monogatari or is there an extra charge?

You will need to pay an extra charge. You can ride this train with an additional local train Green car ticket, which is 980 yen between Matsuyama station and either Iyo-Ōzu or Yawatahama station. Please purchase your ticket in advance at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch.

May I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass on the Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari or is there an extra charge?

You will need to pay an extra charge. You can ride this train with an additional limited express and Green car ticket, which is 2,460 yen between Tadotsu, Zentsūji, or Kotohira Stations and Ōboke Station. Please purchase your ticket in advance at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch.

May I ride the Botchan Train (Iyo Railway) with my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

You may not. Please pay 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for children.

The Iyo Railway has trams and trains. May I use my Pass on both?

Yes, the Passes can be used on both.

May I use my Pass to ride Iyo Railway buses?

No, these Passes cannot be used on local buses. A separate fare is required.

Do I have to use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass on consecutive days?
For example, may I use a 3-day Pass on April 1st, 2nd, and 4th?

The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass is for use on consecutive days. You may not use a 3-day Pass on April 1st, 2nd, and then again on the 4th.

If I have an ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass, how much will it cost me to travel from a station within Shikoku to Okayama Station?

The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass covers up to Kojima Station in Okayama Prefecture. There is a separate charge from Kojima Station to Okayama Station. If you use the rapid train service Marine Liner, you will need to pay 500 yen. The limited express Shiokaze, Nanpū or Uzushio will cost you 1,050 yen in free seating. Please purchase your ticket in advance at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch.

It says that the MCO exchange locations are Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Tokushima, and Kōchi stations, Warp branches, Sakaide Station Warp Plaza, Warp Umeda branch, and Kotohira Station Information Counter. Will I get reimbursed for transportation to an exchange location? 

Travel to an exchange location is at your own expense. You will not be reimbursed.

Pass Benefits

It says that Pass benefits include discounts on busses and ferries. Do these discounts still apply after my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass has expired?

You can still get a discount on the ferry between Tokushima Port and Wakayama Port after your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass has expired (up to 14 days from the validity date on your ticket).

The discount does not apply to the Matsuyama Tourist Port – Kure - Hiroshima Port ferry after your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass has expired.

The discount does not apply to the Nangoku Express bus between Matsuyama and Kōchi after your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass has expired.

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