JR Kyushu Rail Pass User Benefits
JR Kyushu Rail Pass User Benefits
JR Kyushu Rail Pass users will receive the following benefits and services.
In order to receive a benefit, please show your pass at applicable store or facility.
- Expiration Date
- March 31,2019
Name JR Rent-A-Car Introduction There are car rental offices at the major stations within the Kyushu service area, so the rental is very convenient for sightseeing and trips by car.
[30 car rental offices within Kyushu Prefecture]
*19 locations offer perks with the presentation of the pass
Benefit JR Kyushu Rail & Drive-Plan MAX 40% OFF!
*Available at some locations.
・The rental fee for S-class day trips starts at ¥4,500 (JR Kyushu Rail & Drive Plan)
*Apply via our website or by phone at least two days prior (Same day rentals not available)
・Free damage waiver (¥1,080 yen per day)
・Free child seats
*Some exclusion dates apply (12/29–1/3)
JR Kyushu Rail ＆ Drive-Plan MAX40％OFF!
・レンタル料金はＳクラス日帰り4,500円～（JR Kyushu Rail ＆ Drive-Plan）
Name Higo Yokamon Ichiba Introduction Higo Yokamon Ichiba is a commercial facility that opened on March 17, 2018. It features about 60 businesses including shops selling souvenirs and food items as well as restaurants. Located as it is in front of the ticket gate at Kumamoto Station, where the Shinkansen also stops, Higo Yokamon Ichiba is very convenient for those wishing to buy souvenirs or taste Kumamoto cuisine. The Kumamon mascot greets visitors at the entrance, making it a great spot for photos. Benefit Differs between each store
Name Kumamoto Castle Sakura-no-baba Josaien Sakura No Kohji Introduction Reminiscent of the old castle town, Josaien is a tourist facility that welcomes many tourists. Sakura no Kohji in this facility is a complex consisting of seven restaurants and 16 commodity retail stores that feature the unique tastes of Kumamoto. It is a treasurehouse of gourmet foods and souvenirs filled with "the only things available here." Benefit Differs between each store
Name Umaya Kumamoto (Until the shop closes) Introduction Our fresh yakitori (chicken skewers) are made with the name-brand chicken, Mitsusedori. Seasoned with salt or sauce that are our original blend, to bring out the flavor of the ingredients. Umaya Kumamoto also has its own distinctive Kumamoto-bred marbled horsemeat sashimi and karashi renkon (mustard lotus root). Benefit 10% off after 17:00
Name Suizenji Jojuen Introduction This garden is a strolling garden of the Momoyama style created over the span of three generations of lords of the Higo Hosokawa clan, starting from Hosokawa Tadatoshi. Take an elegant stroll in the garden while gazing out on the pond, where water springs quietly up from the subsoil water of Mt. Aso. Kokindenju-no-ma, relocated from Kyoto, is located inside the garden. Benefit 10%OFF Entrance fee
Name TENGOKU Horse Meat Specialty Restaurant Introduction A restaurant that is proud of its cuisine, which shows off the true flavor of horse meat. Its extensive menu includes basashi (horse sashimi), horsemeat steak, and horsemeat shabu-shabu hotpot. This restaurant knows everything there is to know about horse cuisine. Benefit Free plate of horse mane sashimi (Only open after 17:30; lunch not available)
Name Dolphine watching[Sea Cruise] Introduction You have a 98% or more chance of seeing dolphins, throughout the year Charming wild dolphins will swim close around you. You may even have a chance to see their spectaculars jumps! Benefit Boarding fees 10%OFF
Name Amakusa Gokyou Cruise(SEA CRUISE) Introduction Cruise and enjoy breathtaking scenery of the 5 bridges with the breathtaking views. Benefit 10% off cruising fees
Name Hitoyoshi Railway Museum MOZOCA Station 868 Introduction A living railway museum, enjoyable for children and grown-ups alike, that tells the story of the Hisatsu Line. This fun attraction is packed with things to see and do, including a pool of wood, a mini library space, and a mini-train that visitors can ride on. Benefit D&S Trains KAWASEMI YAMASEMI original sticker
Name Uemura Unagiya Introduction An eel restaurant with a history of more than 100 years since its foundation. Not to mention how the local people and tourists love this shop. When you stand in front of the shop, you can have a mouth-watering smell of delicious broiled eels. Benefit A free original sticker for guests who order meals
Name Kumagawa River Boat Ride Introduction Highly skilled boatmen will guide you down the Kuma River. Enjoy the out-of-the-ordinary experience of appreciating the view of the natural scenery and the wild birds that gather at the river each season from on board the river boat. While the river flow is quite fast, it is not a dangerous course, so even small children can enjoy the boat ride with peace of mind, making it a very popular attraction! Benefit 10% discount off adult fare for Middle Course (no credit cards; payment only in cash) *Not valid December-February
Name Kyusendo Introduction It is Kyushu's largest limestone cave globally famous for its spotted presence of valuable limestones. Visitors wear helmets and walk into the cave with guides. An exploration course is recommended that takes you deep into the cave. There is also a restaurant nearby for meals. Benefit 100 yen discount on regular fee
Name Aso Hanabishi, a Restaurant in an Old Japanese-Style House Introduction As the lean meat of the healthy red beef is quickly fried with a thin layer of flour, the inside of the meat is still rare. It is served with the restaurant's special dashi-joyu soy sauce. Benefit Free soft drink with meal
Name Aso Cuddly Dominion Introduction Up-close experiences with animals, including an animal show and horse rides. Also recommended is the dynamic joy flight, where you can experience from a helicopter the great land of Aso, which has been designated as a Global Geopark. Benefit ¥100 off admission *Offer not valid with any other discounts
Name Aso Nature Land Introduction An outdoor activity shop to help customers experience the great nature of Aso, including hot air balloon rides, paragliding, and mountain biking. All these activities need reservations. Book by e-mail at “email@example.com” or on the website.
*Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience is held in the early mornings only.
*Special bonus can only be used when the website reservation is for "Aso Natureland."
If making a reservation by e-mail, please note:
Reservations may be made only in English.
When making a reservation, the following information must be provided by the evening of the day before.
- Where you are staying (name of hotel, etc.) and the name the accommodation booking was made under
- Preferred date
- Number of people in your party
- E-mail address where we can contact you up to the day of the booking
- Whether or not you have a JR-Kyushu Rail Pass
Cancellations by the customer must be made by the reservation deadline of the evening before.
Benefit ¥160 off for adults, ¥80 off for elementary schoolchildren, ¥40 off for preschool-aged children
Name Mt. Aso Ropeway (Asosan Ropeway)Replacement Bus Asosan Loop Shuttle Introduction Ropeway replacement bus, "Mt. Aso Loop Shuttle," will take you to close to the caldera of Aso's Mt. Nakadake.
*Ropeway service is currently suspended due to the Kumamoto Earthquakes.
Benefit Mt. Aso Loop Shuttle fare: Adults ¥1,200 → ¥1,100; Children: ¥600 → ¥500
阿蘇山ループシャトル 運賃 大人1,200円→1,100円、小人600円→500円
Name Mt. Aso Ropeway (Asosan Ropeway) souvenir shop Introduction Popular goods are on sale, including Wagahai, the Kumamon-shaped doll made from volcanic ash. Benefit Spend ¥2,000 or more and receive an original souvenir as a present
Name JR Kyushu Hotel Kumamoto Introduction Conveniently located very close to the Shirakawa (East) Exit of JR Kumamoto Station and about 3 minutes' walk from the Kyushu Shinkansen gate.
A relaxing hotel offering convenience and comfort with simple, clean guest rooms, which are predominantly single rooms.
Benefit Guests who have made prior reservations by telephone will be provided the following rates.
Special room charge will be given only when you made a reservation by telephone.
(Guests who did not make reservations will pay regular prices.)
[Single 1 guest] Weekdays/Holidays: ¥5,900, Day before holiday: ¥6,400
[Twin 2 guests] Weekdays/Holidays: ¥11,600, Day before holiday: ¥12,600
*Children under 6 are free. 7 and older are charged adult price.
*If you wish to have breakfast included, an additional charge of ¥780 will be added to the above.
*Must show your Kyushu Rail Pass at the front desk at the time of check-in.