Super Saver! Get 10% off tourist passes for greater discounts with a JCB credit card!

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In the past in our articles, we talked about the complementary benefits provided by the Japanese JCB credit card brand. Some of them include discounts at one of the major tourist spots in Osaka; Universal Studio Japan (R) (valid until March 31st, 2017); and discounts at selected drug stores throughout Japan (valid until September 30th, 2017). ※ Details for these discounts are further explained later in this article. This time, let us give you information that is also very special; 10% off tourist travel passes with JCB card!

1.10% off various tourist passes convenient for traveling around the Kansai area!

Surprise! If you are traveling to the Kansai area (around Osaka), and purchase any of 5 useful and great-value tourist passes with your JCB card issued outside of Japan, you will receive 10% off of the regular pass prices. In other words, you will get a 10% discount on passes that already give you major discounts compared to the total price of purchase of single-ride tickets for trains and buses!! Please do make sure to read this article carefully so that you won’t miss this great opportunity.

From here, we want to tell you more about each of the 5 tourist passes that you can purchase.


This great-value tourist pass gives you access to unlimited rides for designated train and bus rides within Osaka City. What’s more, it also grants you free admissions for approximately 30 selected facilities. The regular price for a pass is ¥2,300 for a day and ¥3,000 for 2 days (has to be 2 consecutive days).



A tourist pass that will allow you to enjoy unlimited rides for Kintetsu Railway trains that run through areas including Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Iseshima and Nagoya. Depending on the number of days for use and areas to visit, the regular prices of the pass vary from ¥1,500 to ¥4,800. ※The prices shown are for adults. Children receive 50% off.



A tourist pass that is a combination of transportation tickets for tourist destinations along Keihan Railway areas including Higashiyama, Uji and Fushimi and an original coupon book that grants you free admission for over 20 facilities including temples and shrines in the same areas. The regular price for a pass is ¥700 for a day and ¥1,000 for 2 days. There is also the “KYOTO SIGHTSEEING PASS 1 day” for ¥500. This pass can be only used in the Kyoto area.
※Prices shown are for adults. Children receive 50% off.



A great-value pass useful when traveling areas along Hankyu Railway. With Umeda in central Osaka as its base point, the area stretches to Kyoto and Kobe. The regular price for a day pass is ¥800 and ¥1,400 for 2 days.



A useful pass when traveling to the Kobe area from Nanba; another major spot in Osaka. A 1 day pass is available for ¥700.


As we made it clear earlier, these passes give you great discounts to begin with. That said, if you use your JCB card, you will receive 10% off of the regular prices! Click on the link below (official website), and you will find more details about each pass. Information on complimentary benefits at hotels and restaurants that we could not cover in this article are also explained.

2.Universal Studios Japan(R)

Universal Studios Japan(R) is a world-famous theme park with amazing attractions and shows based off of Hollywood's most popular movies. Though this year marks the park’s 15th anniversary, it continues to evolve with the times. Its newest attraction, The Flying Dinosaur, is proof of that.

Universal Studios Japan(R)

The coupon below this text can be used at shops within Universal Studios Japan(R) to receive a discount at your time of purchase when paying with your JCB card. Get 500 yen off your purchase of 6,666 yen (tax incl.) or 10% off your restaurant bill. Don’t forget that in order to receive the discount you are required to present the coupon screen or a screenshot of it to the shop staff at the time of payment.


All JCB cards except those issued in Japan are eligible.
You must pay with JCB. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Please check to make sure the discount is applied at the time of payment. The discount cannot be applied after payment. Valid within the period shown. Some carts may not accept card payment. One discount per person per day. Special Offer at shop, limited number of customers eligible for discount. First come first served. Coupon may not be exchanged for cash, transferred or sold, even for non-commercial purposes. Coupon is invalid if it has been exchanged for cash, transferred or sold. JCB is not responsible in the event of any dispute related to this offer. Restaurant coupon is valid only at the Park Side Grille(R). Opening hours of restaurants are different from those of the Park. Also, opening hours may change.


For more details check out the official website below.

[Universal Studios Japan(R)]

2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business Hours
Hours vary by day. (For example: Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 8:30-22:00, Monday, October 3, 2016 from 8:30-21:00)
Open 365 days

3. Special discounts at various major drugstores!

One of the most visited places for tourists in Japan is drug stores. With the coupons through JCB, you will get great discounts at 6 drug store chains in the country including Matsumotokiyoshi, SATUDORA, Tsuruha Drug, Kirindo, Sun Drug and Cocokara Fine. With the coupons, purchase anything you want in these stores including medicines, beauty products and household items. Available coupons and stores are listed in English (and traditional Chinese) on the URLs below, so check them out! The offer will be effective through September 30th, 2017.

Be wise and get your JCB card if traveling to Japan!