Travel around Kansai by Kansai Mini Pass (3,000 yen) - Japan

If you are travelling to Kansai and considering JR Pass, Kansai Mini Pass is an alternative for budget travel. Kansai Mini Pass allows unlimited travel in Kansai for 3 days, only 3000 yen (child for half price). You can take Kansai-Airport Rapid Service from Kansai International Airport to city. A separate Limited Express ticket is requied for the Kansai-Airport Express "HARUKA" and other Limited Express trains.

Price (3 Days): 

Adult (12 years and over) 3,000 yen

Child: (6-11 years) 1,500 yen

An Adult's or Child's rail pass holder can accompany up to 2 infants (1-5 years old) for free.

Available Areas

Valid for Special Rapid Services/Rapid Services/ Local Services in the valid area and Ordinary Car,Non-reserved Seating.

* These trains below cannot be used

- Bullet Train "TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo)

- Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Hakata)


- A rail pass user must be holding a passport issued by a foreign government.

- A rail pass user must be entering in Japan as a "短期滞在 (Temporary Visitor) ".

- Individual customers are not allowed to purchase or exchange more than one of the same ticket for the same use period.

- You must present your passport to receive a pass.

Where to buy?

Purchasing Exchange Order through a Travel Agency outside Japan such as KKDAY, Klook.

The E-TICKET must be exchanged within 3 months.

The E-TICKET exchange locations, click here.

You can exchange E-TICKET from a Green Ticket-Vending Machine, click here for detail.

You must present your passport. 

Sample Itinerary


Universal Studios Japan

Access: JR Universal City Station

Namba Park, Takashimaya, Dotonburi

Access: JR Namba

Abeno Q's Mall, Harukas 300, Tenshiba, Tennoji Zoo

Access: JR Tennoji Station

Osaka Castle

Access: JR Osakajokoen Station


Access: JR Osaka Station


Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street

Access: JR Sannomiya Station

Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Access: JR Motomachi Station

The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

Access: JR Takarazuka Station


Kyoto Tower

Access: JR Kyoto Station

Sagano Romantic Train, Sagano Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple

Access: JR Saga-Arashiyama Station

Kansai Mini Pass VS. Kansai THRU Pass


Kansai Mini Pass

Kansai THRU Pass

Type of ticket

3 Days

2 Days and 3 Days

Price (Adult)

3,000 yen

4,380 yen / 5,400 yen



(Outside Japan)

Valid Areas

Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara

Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga

Consecutive days


No (Ex. Wed, Fri)

Valid Train / Bus

JR Lines

Subways, private railways such as Nankai, Hankyu, Hanshin etc. and buses

Kansai Airport to City

Special Rapid Services

Nankai Line

Discount for facilities

Yes, see detail

Yes, see detail

Kansai Mini Pass is not expensive and suitable for sightseeing in Kansai but cannot take subway and private railways. Mostly, sightseeing spots in Osaka are accessed by subway and private railways. However, if you are looking for one day pass in Osaka area only, you can buy Enjoy Eco Card (820 yen for weekdays and 620 yen for weekends) for additional pass. It is valid for all Osaka Metro and Osaka City Bus lines. For more information, click here

Reference: JR West, Kansai THRU Pass

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