Kumamoto Shinkansen Train Ticket & Waku Waku Pass


Travel from Fukuoka to Kumamoto and get unlimited access to public transports

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  • Hitch an efficient and speedy round trip train ride on the Shinkansen between Hakata and Kumamoto
  • Use a day pass, affectionately called the "Waku Waku Pass" for unlimited travel on buses, trains, and trams in Kumamoto
  • Visit local attractions that offer discounts when you display your pass
  • Have the flexibility to redeem your voucher for your day pass at the Fukuoka Airport or have it mailed to a Japanese address
Most Recent Review

  • YAU KEUNG 3 Dec 2018
    So convenient. Simply collect the pack from hotel front desk. It should be cheaper than retail price. Smart choice for you traveler. Well done KLook.

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What To Expect

With the option to pick up your day pass at Fukuoka Airport right upon landing, or have it mailed to a Japanese address a day prior to your scheduled date, traveling in Kumamoto has never been easier. With your pass in hand, board the Tsubame Shinkansen that departs from Hakata Station bound for Kumamoto. In about 40 minutes, you will arrive in Kumamoto where you can visit the Kumamoto Castle - a 400 year old castle that is known to be one of the most beautiful castles in Japan. Kumamoto translated to the "origin of bears," and the infamous city mascot is a black bear that is appealing to both kids and adults. Your pass will also get you special discounts to admissions or other purchases in a list of attraction sites. In the evening, head back to Kumamoto Station and hop on your ride back to Hakata Station. By dinner time, you should have gotten back and will be just in time for other evening activities to put an end to a perfect day!

kumamoto castle
Plan your day of Kumamoto sightseeing with a convenient transport pass (castle currently undergoing restoration)
Kumamoto park
Explore the many tranquil gardens and parks
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email instantly upon booking. We will send the voucher email within 1 business day
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Kumamoto Castle is under restoration at the moment. Please kindly understand that you might not see the sights you expected
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Children aged 0-5 travel for free
  • There will be no accompanying English speaking guide or tour conductor
  • The Waku Waku 1 Day Pass voucher cannot be used without exchanging it for the actual pass. Exchange the voucher for the actual pass at the information desk inside JR Kumamoto Station
  • The Waku Waku 1 Day Pass can be used for unlimited travel on route buses, city trams and trains within the valid area over the course of 1 day on the date of departure
  • The limited express ticket may not be exchanged for a different train ticket type
  • Participants may not choose an alternate train departure time to what is stated on the ticket and final itinerary
  • There may be changes in the train departure times due to schedule revisions or any other unforeseen circumstances
  • This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that bookings for groups composed entirely of Japanese citizens cannot be made
  • The JR tickets are only valid for the date, area and specific trains as printed directly on the tickets. However, as a relief measure if a customer fails to board the designated Shinkansen at the designated date and time, a Tsubame Shinkansen departing later the same day can be boarded in the non-reserved section only. No refunds for fare differences will be issued in such cases
  • Customers who try to use fake or manipulated passes will be charged the normal fare plus a penalty fee
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • The Waka Waka pass is a scratch-off type card, use a coin or other objects to scratch off the 'Year', 'Month', and 'Day' on the date of use (passes are invalid if more than one section for 'Year', 'Month', 'Day' are scratched off)
  • Please refer to the ticket and final itinerary for the train number and departure time - they will be sent to the participants's place of accomodation at least 1 day before departure
  • If there are any mailing address changes (tickets and final itinerary), please inform us at least 8 days prior to the day of the activity
  • The following sightseeing facilities offer discounted admission or other discounts for participants with this ticket: Sakura-no-Baba Josaien (Wakuwaku-za History & Culture experience facility), Kumamoto Castle, the Former Hosokawa Residence, Kumamoto City Museum, the Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Kenmotsudai Arboretum, Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Former Yakumo Koizumi Residence, Natsume Soseki Uchitsuboi House, Tokutomi Soho Museum, Kumamoto Suizenji Garden, the Janes' Residence Kumamoto, Tatsuta Nature Park, Kitaoka Nature Park, Goto Zezan Memorial, and the Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Ticket Collection Options:

Self Collection:

Please note that you cannot head to Kumamoto via train on the same day as arrival. Please be sure to book your departure the day after you arrive or later

  • Pick up location: JTB Global Counter, Fukuoka Airport 1st floor of the International Terminal
  • Opening hours: 8:30am-9:00pm
  • Please include information on your outbound flight name and number, and the date you will pick up the ticket
  • Ticket pick-up must be 4 or more days after the booking date. Thank you for your understanding
By Mail
  • Receive the tickets at your accommodation a day prior to the tour (only for Fukuoka)
  • Please include accommodation details (full name, postal code, address, phone number and check-in date). If the accommodation is a private residence, please also include the name of the head of the household
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 8 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (59) 4.7
  • Mei Ying 23 May 2018
    Very easy to use and convenience! Got the ticket at the hotel check in counter. Easy to change the train schedule which is free of charge. And also the bus pass in Kumamoto is very good! Highly recommended.
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  • YAU KEUNG 3 Dec 2018
    So convenient. Simply collect the pack from hotel front desk. It should be cheaper than retail price. Smart choice for you traveler. Well done KLook.
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  • kin hang wesley 5 Jul 2018
    It just so convenience, when u go to Kumamoto. Much cheaper and faster than any other way to go and easiest to use .
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  • HOI YEE 2 Mar 2018
    The time is good and very easy to get the tickets.
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  • Sze Wai 22 Nov 2017
    The process of ordering and picking up the tickets is fast and convenient.
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  • KEE WAI 6 Dec 2017
    It is very convincent to collect tickets in the airport. However, the staff cannot speak English.
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  • Siu Yee 7 Dec 2017
    I did not get the booking confirmation after 40 hours and until I called Klook. After I got the booking confirmation, Klook made a mistake of ticket collection place, so I called Klook again. They will check and get back to me within 2 working days. However, no reply after 2 days until I called them again. I am very disappointing with the service.
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  • Ka Man 3 Sep 2018
    The price is much cheaper than the local, and it is very convenient! Going to the airport will be a success! Although I have a small problem when I am generous, I am satisfied! Klook's generous time is too early, you can change the time at the station! It is very convenient to go to Kumamoto for oneday pass!
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  • XiangYu 10 Sep 2018
    The booking ticket selected the hotel pickup, but the hotel was not the person at the time, the customer service customer also called to confirm to me, I felt very intimate to the hotel check in also successfully got the ticket from the passenger road, went to 趟Kumamoto strolled, although there is no Kumamoto Castle, but there is a cute Kumamoto bear to see, I feel very interesting, and the passengers are very intimate and attentive! !
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  • Lai Hung 24 Mar 2019
    Take the Shinkansen to Kumamoto, a comfortable seat, and arrive soon. Kumamoto Castle is in the process of rehabilitation.
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