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FAQ on ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass

Purchasing/Exchanging a Pass

Can 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 Pass can only be picked up or purchased at Ticket Reservation Offices at JR Takamatsu, JR Matsuyama, JR Tokushima, and JR Kōchi Stations; at JR Shikoku Travel Centers (Warp Takamatsu, Warp Matsuyama, Warp Tokushima, Warp Kōchi, Sakaide Station Warp Plaza, Warp Umeda branch); at the Kotohira Station Information Counter; and at Nippon Travel Agency TiS Okayama branch. (Exchange only)

Where can I pick up or purchase a Pass if Warp branches (JR Shikoku Travel Centers) are closed?

You can pick up or purchase a Pass at Ticket Reservation Offices at JR Takamatsu, JR Matsuyama, JR Tokushima, and JR Kōchi Stations.
Hours of operation: Takamatsu Station, 4:20 am to 11:00 pm (outside of Warp Takamatsu hours); Matsuyama Station, 4:50 am to 9:00 pm; Tokushima Station, 5:30 am to 8:30 pm; and Kōchi Station, 4:30 am to 11:00 pm.
These locations are open year-round. Passes can be picked up or purchased at the Ticket Reservation Office at Takamatsu Station only when the Warp Takamatsu branch is closed.

Can I pick up or purchase ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes on behalf of others?

You may not pick up or purchase a Pass on behalf of others. Each individual purchasing a pass must come to the counter in person and bring his or her passport as proof of identity.

Can I purchase two ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes simultaneously, for example, one for seven days, and another for three days?

Yes, you can.

Can Japanese citizens living overseas purchase ALL SHIKOKU Rail Passes?

These passes are for foreign tourists in Japan on short-stay visas. They are not available for purchase by holders of 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 use of non-reserved seating on limited express trains.

Is there an extra charge for use of 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 either a booklet of reserved seat tickets for use with your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass or a limited express reserved seat ticket.

Where can I purchase a booklet of reserved seat tickets for use with my 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 a booklet of reserved seat tickets for use with your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass. (Booklets of reserved seat tickets are not available for purchase at the Kotohira Station Information Counter.)
These booklets are sold only in Japan.

Can 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. Anpanman seats fall in the category of reserved seats 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 a booklet of reserved seat tickets for use with your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass or purchase a limited express reserved seat ticket.

Can I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass for travel 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 costs 1,000 yen and is valid for travel 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.

Can I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass for travel 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 costs 2,500 yen and is valid for travel between Tadotsu, Zentsūji, or Kotohira Station and Ōboke Station. Please purchase your ticket in advance at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch.

Can I use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass for travel on the SHIKOKU TOSA TOKI NO YOAKE NO 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 costs ¥2,500 yen and is valid for travel between Kōchi Station and Tosakure Station, and between Kōchi Station and Kubokawa Station. Please purchase your ticket in advance at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch.

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

You cannot. Please pay 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for children.

The Iyo Railway has trams and trains. Can I use my Pass for both?

Yes, the Pass can be used for both.

Can I use my Pass to ride Iyo Railway buses?

No, the Pass cannot be used for travel on local busses. A separate fare is required.

Do I have to use my ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass on consecutive days?
For example, can I use a three-day Pass on April 1, 2, and 4?

The ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass is for use on consecutive days. You cannot use a three-day Pass on April 1 and 2, and then again on April 4.

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 coverage area extends as far as Kojima Station in Okayama Prefecture. There is a separate charge for travel from Kojima Station to Okayama Station. If you use Marine Liner rapid service, you will need to pay 510 yen. Alternatively, Shiokaze, Nanpū, or Uzushio limited express service costs 1,070 yen for non-reserved seating. Please purchase your ticket in advance at the station’s Ticket Reservation Office or Warp branch.

I understand that there are MCO exchange locations at Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Tokushima, and Kōchi Stations; Warp branches; Sakaide Station Warp Plaza; Warp Umeda branch; Kotohira Station Information Counter; and Nippon Travel Agency TiS Okayama branch. Will I get reimbursed for travel to an exchange location?

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

Pass Benefits

I understand that Pass benefits include discounts for bus and ferry service. 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 (for up to 14 days from the validity date on your ticket).

The discount does not apply to ferry service between Matsuyama Tourist Port, Kure, and Hiroshima Port after your ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass has expired.

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

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