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2019.7.18
A big hit! "SUGOMON PASS" will be sold again!
“SUGOMON PASS” will be released from 9 AM (J.S.T) on July 29, 2019, Mon!
Redesigned card design! It is so cute IC card with illustrations of “KUMAMON” and hot spot of Kumamoto. Amakusa design for this time! Maybe next new design is coming too…!?

You can use for shopping, locomotion by this one card, and if just recharging it is possible to use over and over. It’s so comfortable! It is limited number sale, don’t miss it!

Release date: from 9AM (J.S.T) on July 29, 2019, Mon
Number of sales: 3000 cards
Sales price: 2000 yen
*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.

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>>For more information   >>Official Web site
2019.7.10
“Go! Waku Waku Trip with MICKEY” Project!

Go on an exciting trip aboard special trains!

○ It’s like taking a trip through Kyushu with Mickey.
Features special art created for the Kyushu Shinkansen!
Now's your one and only chance to enjoy the excitement of seeing Mickey and riding with him on a special Kyushu Shinkansen!

○ The Trip Continues with the Sonic Train Too!
In coordination with the “Go! Waku Waku Trip with MICKEY” project, the 883 Series Sonic Limited Express train will also feature a special design!
This train will journey across Kyushu with its Mickey design, to deliver Oita-bound excitement!

>>[Kyushu Shinkansen] See here for details.   >>[Sonic] See here for details.
2019.6.26
From July 1, 2019, we will add trains offering seat reservation!
From July 1, 2019, we will add trains offering seat reservation on JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS Online Booking.

Trains to be added are Kyushu Shinkansen (between Hakata - Kagoshima-Chuo), Kamome (between Hakata - Nagasaki) and Midori (between Hakata - Sasebo), both of which are popular trains.

-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.


>>See here for details.
2019.5.30
Notice for all customers taking SL Hitoyoshi
Air conditioner trouble on Car No.2 of SL Hitoyoshi had been found on May 29th, 2019. It is expected to need time for repair.
While term to complete the repair, we will handle as below. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

>>See here for details.
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.