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2020.9.10
[NEW PROJECT] GO! WAKUWAKU ADVENTURE with PIXAR

Being created for the “GO! WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE with PIXAR” project, the “JR KYUSHU WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE SHINKANSEN” with lots of Pixar characters being drawn on top of the colorful design will start its operation from September 12, 2020! The world of Pixar movies is spreading in all cars, starting from the familiar Pixar Lamp, Pixar Ball to “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo”, “Cars”, “The Incredibles”, etc.

〇 Operation period: September 12, 2020 - early May 2021 (Scheduled)
〇 Operation section: Hakata - Kumamoto - Kagoshima-chuo
〇 Train type: Kyushu Shinkansen 800 Series (1 configuration, 6 cars)


There are still excitements to see
as long as you are together with your friends.
Kyushu will look even more colorful.
Now, let’s get on the exciting & colorful train and depart!!


>>For details please check here
2020.9.7
From September 16, 2020, we will add trains offering seat reservation!
From September 16, 2020, we will add trains offering seat reservation on JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS Online Booking.
Trains to be added are New luxury train “36+3” (operating on each area around the Kyushu), ‘Kyushu Odan Tokkyu’ (between Kumamoto - Beppu) and Limited Express ‘Aso’ (between Kumamoto - Miyaji).

-Please note-
*Seat reservation on JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS Online Booking is available from 10 am (J.S.T) of the day one month prior to the date of the train you want to ride.
*"36+3" operates on different sections depending on the days of the week.
*The price for "36+3" is different.

>>See here for details.
2020.8.8
Regarding operating schedule of some trains which has been suspended due to heavy rain.
We will make an announcement the operating schedule after August 8th of some trains which has been suspended due to heavy rain in July, 2020.
・Limited Express “Yufuin no Mori”, “Yufu” (Regular operation route:
Hakata-Yufuin/Oita)
Operating between Hakata-Bungo-mori.
Train operation between Bungo-mori-Yufuin continues in the suspension.

・Limited Express KAWASEMI YAMASEMI (Regular operation route:
Kumamoto-Hitoyoshi)
・Limited Express Isaburo/Shinpei (Regular operation route:
Kumamoto/Hitoyoshi-Yoshimatsu)
It will be changed operating routes significantly.

* Regarding SL Hitoyoshi, it continues to suspend the operation.

For details of operating schedule of Yufuin no Mori and Yufu, here   
For details of operating schedule of KAWASEMI YAMASEMI and Isaburo/Shinpei, here
2020.8.6
“Switch to Aso!Restart ’Hohi Main Line’” Opened special website and movie!

At 21:26 on April 14, 2016, a level 7 earthquake, which is the strongest level on the Japanese seismic intensity, hit the Kumamoto, Kyushu region. The earthquake caused a large amount of damage in Kyushu, mainly in Kumamoto. The “Hohi Main Line” from Higo-Ozu to Aso, which connects to Aso from Kumamoto was also damaged by the earthquake. It has been four years and four months since then, and we are finally taking a large step forward.

▶On special website, according to reopening the Hohi main line completely we are introducing about valuable information or campaign details! For special website, ""Switch"" the banner below on!
Special website

▶And special movie which is created by cooperating with people along Hohi main line is released! In the movie, people shout the catch phrase, ""Switch on!"" with our feelings of switching from Kumamoto earthquake. ””Switch”” the special movie now!
*The special movie is limited release until January 11 (Sat.), 2021.
*Subtitles are only Japanese and English. Please understand.


From now on, we will share the power of Kyushu and fun of train travel to all of the world!
On next travel in Japan, come and experience Kumamoto-Oita in Kyushu!!


2020.6.30
A new tourist train begins operation in October 15th, 2020 ~Introduction of the concept~

In October 15th, 2020, JR Kyushu will debut new tourist train for the first time in approximately three and a half years.

The "36+3” tours all of the prefectures of Kyushu, the 36th largest island in the world, and welcomes customers to par- take in a journey that is packed with 35 episodes to enjoy Kyushu on five routes.

We created this experience with the hope that customers will enjoy all of the train’s routes and tell us about their “36th episode".

Regarding sales method, it is currently being adjusted. We will announce as soon as we decide.

This time, we inform about only concept or operating route of 36+3 train.
If you would like to enjoy the train travel in Kyushu more, don't miss this information!

The Hisatsu Orange Railway has suspended the operation service due to the effect of heavy rain. Because of this influence, Limited Express "36+3" will not be operated on Thursday (Hakata - Kgoshima-Chou) for the time being. Therefore, operating service will be started from Kagoshima-Chuo station on Friday route. Originally, the first day of service was October 15th (Thu), however October 16th (Fri) will become the first day to operate due to the suspension of service on Thursday. Please note.

>> For more information, here!
2020.6.16
Let's across Kyushu by train! Hohi Main Line will be completely resumed!

 Regarding the section between Higo-Ozu and Aso station, which has been suspended due to the effects of Kumamoto earthquake occurred on April 14th, 2016, we would like to inform you that it will be resumed from August 8th, 2020.

Travel to Aso get more comfortable and smoothly by train! As next trip, please visit to Aso in Kyushu.


>>For more details, please check here
2020.5.1
Project to keep sending out the energy of Kyushu, 「その日まで、ともにがんばろう OUCHI-Campaign!」

"OUCHI" means "House" in Japanese.

While the new coronavirus is raging, do you feel a bit depressed because you cannot go outside?

JR Kyushu has prepared "Things that you can enjoy at home" with the meaning of "Let's do our best together until people from all over the world visit Kyushu again! "

Interesting contents will also be provided through the official SNS, etc.

Furthermore, towards ""that day"" when visitors can come to Kyushu.
“"STAY HOME"" now. Prepare for ""that day"".

Let's do our best together until that day!
(その日まで、ともにがんばろう!)




>>The official Instagram has also been renewed! Be sure to check!
2020.4.15
【Inportant notice】
Price Revision Information


We are planning to revise our product price due to product's effectiveness change from June 1st, 2020. Please be sure to confirm before purchasing.

>>For details please check here.
2020.3.10
【Important notice】
For passengers who bring large baggage onto Tokaido-Sanyo-Kyushu Shinkansen


In order to provide passengers using the Shinkansen with a safer, more comfortable traveling experience,
from May 20th, 2020 passengers traveling with oversized baggage (total dimensions between 160cm and 250cm) will berequired to purchase a seat with oversized baggage area ticket, which includes use of the oversized baggage area.

*Passengers traveling with oversized baggage without a reservation will be charged a baggage fee (1,000 yen including tax)

>> See here for details.
2020.1.28
The train operating schedule and operating date after March, 2020 has been decided!

Train operating schedule will be changed from March 14th, 2020.
For more information of operating schedule for mainly trains after March 14th, click here!
*There also are some changed points for Kyushu Shinkansen or other Limited Express trains which was not written on the list. We will announce other details separately.

In addition, the operating calendar of popular trains has been decided too!
For detail of calendar, click here!

*This operation schedule is as of January 28th in 2020. There is possibility that the train schedule would be changed from now on.


2020.1.17
"SUGOMON PASS (Hitoyoshi ver.)" will be released in a limited number.
New designed “SUGOMON PASS”, Hitoyoshi ver. will be released in a limited number from January 23th, Thu, 2020 at 9 o’clock (J.S.T)!
It has very special design which collaborates JR Kyushu’s sightseeing trains and Kumamon.

Release date: from 9AM (J.S.T) on January 23, 2020, Thu
Number of sales: 3000 cards
Sales price: 2000 yen
Sales Point: Hakata Station, Kumamoto Station and JTB Fukuoka Airport Global Counter

*This product is available to purchase only for customers who travel with "temporary visiter" visa. When purchasing, we confirm your passport.
*It is purchasable only one card per one person.

 <New!!>

>>For more information   >>Official Web site
2019.8.23
Notice for price changes

JR Kyushu products price will be changed from October 1st, 2019 due to the consumption tax increase.
Please definitely check before purchasing.

>>>For more information, click here
2019.7.26
Facebook is opened! Let’s discover the “Like” of Kyushu!

Facebook page which introduce good information of Kyushu 7 prefectures and train trip has been opened! For people who know or also not, maybe you can find the new charm of Japan…!?

With this chance, please check Facebook page!

>>Please give it a Like!
2019.2.28
Online reservation for tickets of JR Kyushu is available from outside Japan!
JR Kyushu will launch an advance reservation service for tickets/trains for non-Japanese customers!
Additionally, more languages are supported on JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS Online Booking!

>>See here for details.
2019.1.31
From Jan. 31, 2019, official Twitter regarding Train operating information will be distributed.
Currently, JR Kyushu provides the information of train operating from “Notice about the suspension of train operation” at JR Kyushu web site in cases that there are possibilities to occur any service suspension or delay. In this time, added to distributing information at web site, train operating information in all area of Kyushu will be started to distribute in English.

・Service release date;
January 31, 2019 around 10AM

[Account name]
Kyushu Railway Company Operating Information
(English account for all Kyushu area)[Official]

[Account]
jrkyushu_all_en

*Train operating information will be distributed only in cases that there are possibilities to occur service suspension or delay from over 15 minutes for trains in JR Kyushu.


2018.11.9
Release “SUGOMON PASS”, IC Card for foreign customers visiting Japan!
From AM 9o’clock on November 19, Monday, we will release “SUGOMON PASS”, IC Card for foreign customers visiting Japan! With just this one card, you can use trains, buses, and also for shopping. Also just recharging, it is possible to use over and over. It’s so useful. And more than anything, a star in Kyushu, “KUMAMON” is designed on this card and looks so cute! SUGOMON PASS is limited 2000 cards. Don’t miss it!

>>Download for leaflet here!   >>For more information, click here!
2018.9.1
Release NEW good value pass “JR-KYUSHU RAIL PASS (FUKUOKA WIDE)”which you can use for Fukuoka/Karatsu area!


From 1st September, 2018, JR-KYUSHU RAIL PASS (FUKUOKA WIDE) that is useable for Fukuoka/Karatsu area will be on sale. Please enjoy JR Kyushu trains not only but also Fukuoka and Karatsu with user special benefits by presenting the pass!

>>Exclusive site here!   >>Download for leaflet here!
2017.8.1
"JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking" service start!
Today 10AM we released the website of 「JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking」that announced on July 27!
Please check the website!


>>See here for details.
2017.7.27
Starting August 1st, Yufuin no Mori, Yufu, and Ibusuki no Tamatebako Advance reservation seat service will start!
On August 1st, we will open a new website "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking" and start selling the JR Kyushu Rail Pass and Yufuin no Mori, Yufu, and Ibusuki no Tamatebako advance reservation seat service (*).
Take advantage of the new service to enjoy a more comfortable Kyushu rail trip!

* The advance reservation seat service is for customers who have purchased a JR Kyushu Rail Pass or a voucher of the pass through "JR Kyushu Rail Pass Online Booking" or specific travel agencies

2016.11.14
Partial Change of Eligibility for use of JR Kyushu Rail Pass
JR Kyushu Rail Pass has been sold to a Japanese national living outside of Japan who meets the certain conditions, however, the sales of the Exchange Order will be ended on March 31, 2017. (The Exchange Order is not sold in Japan.)
Eligibility of use of the Exchange Order sold on and after April 1, 2017 will exclusively be for foreign tourists visiting Japan from abroad for sightseeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor." (*Only for those who have the foreign passport.)

2015.12.21
New rules for JR Kyushu Rail Pass
From April 1st 2016, the usage rules of the pass will change as below.
(1)A limitation on the number of Reserve Seat Tickets one can obtain:
3-Day Pass:10 times maximum, 5-Day Pass:16 times maximum
(2)A new area will be added to the Northern Kyushu Area Pass.
*The inclusion of our sightseeing train “A-TRAIN” in the pass.

>>See here for details.
2015.8.28
The interior of Kyushu Shinkansen and D&S Train will be covered on Google Street View.
JR Kyushu will have the interior of 9 types of trains in total (Kyushu Shinkansen and D&S trains including Yufuin No Mori) covered on Google Street View.

>>https://www.google.co.jp/intl/ja/maps/streetview/#japanese-trains
2015.6.1
Notice of price revision
We have determined that we will raise a price of JR-Kyushu Rail Pass on July 1st, 2015.
Northern Kyushu Area Pass : 3-day pass JPY8,500, 5-day pass JPY10,000
All Kyushu Area Pass : 3-day pass JPY15,000, 5-day pass JPY18,000


2015.1.21
We started Free Wi-Fi service in Limited Express Yufuin no Mori.
We started Free Wi-Fi service in Limited Express Yufuin no Mori
Please enjoy your rail trip and share memories of your trip with your friends by using Free Wi-Fi service.

2014.12.26
The JR Kyushu website has been completely updated.