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Seishun 18 (Juhachi) Kippu Ticket (JR Seasonal Discount Ticket for Local and Rapid Local Trains)

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Seishun 18 (Juhachi) Kippu Ticket (JR Seasonal Discount Ticket for Local and Rapid Local Trains)

TIC, Mar. 2011


¥ 11,500 (a ticket for 5 days or 5 people)
Same price for adults and children


Spring Term of sale Feb. 20-----------Mar. 31
Term of validity Mar.1------------ Apr. 10
Summer Term of sale July 1-------------Aug. 31
Term of validity July 20----------- Sep. 10
Winter Term of sale Dec.1-------------Dec.31
Term of validity Dec.10----------- Jan. 10


All over Japan
The Seishun 18 Kippu can be used for travel only on JR local trains, JR rapid local trains ("Kaisoku" and "Shin-kaisoku"), the JR ferryboat between Miyajimaguchi and Miyajima Island, and exceptionally JR limited express trains (non-reserved seats) between Kanita in Aomori and Kikonai in Hokkaido, and between Shin-Yubari and Shintoku in Hokkaido


  • This ticket may be used by one person for any five days of travel (consecutive or non-consecutive) or by a group traveling together on the same route. (e.g.. five people for one-day travel) Each ticket is valid for one calendar day (from 00:00 to 23:59), and must be used within the designated term of validity.

  • Ticket holders can get on and off the train at any JR station and at the JR ferry terminal as many times as they wish. However, travel is restricted to the marked "day of use." The "day of use" will be marked on the ticket by a JR staff member the first time the ticket holder presents the ticket when going through a ticket gate at any JR station.

  • This ticket is NOT valid for express trains, limited express trains, overnight sleeper trains, Green Cars, and JR buses. This means that the Seishun 18 Kippu does NOT cover long-distance express or limited express trains including the Shinkansen "bullet trains". The ticket does cover long-distance travel by local trains and rapid local trains ("Kaisoku" and "Shin-kaisoku"). But travelers with time constraints should note that this usually requires several changes of trains.

  • Rapid local trains ("Kaisoku" and "Shin-kaisoku") are short or medium-distance local trains that are faster and make fewer stops than ordinary local trains. Please be careful to note that they are not long-distance express trains.

  • Additional charges apply when riding a train which requires a seat reservation or a priority seat reservation on a local / rapid local train ("Kaisoku" and "Shin-kaisoku").

  • When traveling with this ticket it is important to think in terms of calendar days. For one use - for one person using the ticket one time – the travel has to be within one calendar day (from 00:00 to 23:59). When traveling overnight on one use of the ticket, it is valid till the first stop the train makes after midnight. An exception is made for travel in Designated Tokyo and Osaka Areas, where one use of the ticket allows you to ride the last trains of the day even after midnight.

Where to buy the ticket

  • You can buy this ticket at JR station ticket offices, View Plazas (JR Travel Service Centers) and major travel agencies throughout Japan.

Refunding an unused ticket

  • Ticket cannot be refunded if a part of it has been used or after the designated term of validity. It costs ¥210 as handling charge for refunding an unused ticket within the validity days.

Useful Information

  • Traveling 140 kilometers (87 miles) – for example, from Tokyo Station to Fuji Station – by JR local or rapid local train costs ¥2,520. The cost on one use of the Seishun 18 Kippu is just ¥2,300.

  • For further information call JR East Infoline : 050-2016-1603 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm.)
    (Closed during year-end & New Year's holidays)

Hotel Discount

  • The JR Hotel Group members give special discount rates to Seishun 18 Kippu ticket holders.
    Reservations can be made with the JR Hotel Group Tokyo Reservation Center at 03-3216-0489 (Mon. -Fri. 9:30 am – 6:00 pm except national holidays)

All information is based on data as of March 2011 and is subject to change without notice.
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