FAQ

FAQ on ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass

Purchasing/Exchanging a Pass

Can the passes be picked up and purchased at Kansai Airport?

ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass can only be picked up and purchased at the ticket offices of the JR Takamatsu, JR Matsuyama, JR Tokushima, and JR Kochi stations and JR Shikoku Travel Centers (Warp Takamatsu branch, Warp Matsuyama branch, Warp Tokushima branch, Warp Kochi branch, Warp Umeda branch, Sakaide Station Warp Plaza). They cannot be picked up or purchased at Kansai Airport.

Where can the exchange orders be exchanged when Warp (JR Shikoku Travel Center) is closed?

They can be picked up at station ticket offices. All ticket offices are open year-round. The hours at Takamatsu Station are 4:20 a.m. – 11 p.m., at Matsuyama Station they are 4:50 a.m. – 11:20 p.m., at Tokushima Station they are 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and at Kochi Station they are 4:40 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Can a representative of a multi-person party purchase/exchange ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes for multiple people?

A representative of a multi-person party cannot purchase/exchange passes for multiple people. The individual who will be 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 five days, and another for two days?

Yes, they can.

Can Japanese citizens who live overseas purchase an ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

These passes are for foreign tourists in Japan for a short stay, 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?
Is there an extra charge?

Yes, you can use the limited express trains at no additional charge.

Are there additional charges for reserved seating on limited express trains?

There are no additional fees, but show your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass at the station ticket office or a Warp branch beforehand and get your designated seating ticket before boarding.

Can I ride in the Anpanman seats on the Anpanman train with the ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

The Anpanman seats are the same as reserved seats on limited express trains, so you can use them at no additional charge. However, you need to get a ticket for them at the ticket office before boarding.

Can I ride the Iyonada Monogatari with my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

If you pay the Green Car charge, you can ride the train. Between Matsuyama and Iyo-Ozu, the charge is 980 yen, and between Matsuyama and Yawatahama it is 980 yen. The tickets can be purchased at a ticket office or Warp branch.

Can I ride the Botchan Train with my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass?

No, a separate charge of 800 yen is necessary.

The Iyo Railway has suburban and urban trains. Do these passes work with both?

Yes, the passes can be used for both.

Can the passes be used to ride Iyo Railway buses?

No, these passes cannot be used for highway buses. A separate fare is required.

Do ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes have to be used on consecutive days?
For example, can I purchase a 2-day pass and use it on April 1 and April 3?

ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes must be used on consecutive days. A 2-day pass cannot be used on April 1 and April 3.

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

ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes are only valid for travel as far as Kojima Station in Okayama Prefecture. You will have to pay the fare between Kojima and Okayama Station separately. The fare is ¥500 on "Marine Liner" Rapid trains and ¥1,050 on "Shiokaze" and "Nanpu" Limited Express trains.

It says that MCOs can be exchanged at Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Tokushima, or Kochi Station, or at one of those stations' Warp branches, Sakaide Station Warp Plaza, or the Warp Umeda branch. Will I be reimbursed for my travel costs to one of those locations?

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

Pass Benefits

Can I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass to get discounted fares on buses and ferries beyond the valid dates of the pass?

Discounted fares on Nangoku Express buses between Matsuyama and Kochi are only available while your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass is valid. Even if your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass or MCO is no longer valid, you can show it to ride ferries between Tokushima Port and Wakayama Port or Matsuyama Port and Hiroshima Port for a discounted fare.
*You will need to show your passport to ride ferries between Matsuyama Port and Hiroshima Port.

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