San'in-Setouchi-Shikoku Expressway Pass (SEP)

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Introduction to the San'in-Setouchi-Shikoku Expressway Pass (SEP)

  • We sell SEP enabling you to use expressways in San'in/Setouchi/Shikoku as much as you like for a fixed price.
    ※Some sections of the expressway are excluded.
  • By using the ETC card provided by designated rental car companies, you can use the expressway without stopping at toll booths!
  • This pass is limited to rental cars for foreigners. Plans start from 6,000 yen for 3 days with deals for longer periods of use.
    Choose your preferred plan from options ranging from 3 to a maximum of 10 days.
  • Make your reservations for a SEP according to your plan and rental car at a rental car booking location.
  • Eligible Individuals
    • Those with non-Japanese passports and Japanese citizens with permanent residence permits in a foreign country.
    • Must possess a driver's license that can be used in Japan.
  • Usage Start Date
    • March 25th (Sat.), 2017

Sales Price (Does not include the fees for the rental car)

Time Period Price
3day 6,000yen
4day 7,000yen
5day 8,000yen
6day 9,000yen
7day 10,000yen
8day 11,000yen
9day 12,000yen
10day 13,000yen

Drivable Areas

  • Using SEP, you can use all expressways in San'in/Setouchi/Shikoku for a fixed price. (Does not apply to Honshi Expressway/urban expressways, etc.)
Drivable Areas
  • Cautionary Points (Roads not included with SEP)
Cautionary Points
  • Please be aware that SEP will not apply in the following situations.
    In these situations, SEP will not apply for the whole portion of relevant driving regardless of whether or not there was some driving on the ride areas.
    • Entering from an interchange not in the ride area and exiting from an interchange not in the ride area
    • Driving outside of the usage period stated in the completed application
    • When traveling on toll roads operated by associations other than NEXCO West Japan/Hyogo Prefecture Road Corporation
  • In the following case, SEP covers only part of the relevant usage.
    • Entering from an interchange within the ride area and exiting an interchange not in the ride area
    • Entering from an interchange not in the ride area and exiting from an interchange in the ride area
  • In this case, additional fees must be paid for parts where you have traveled outside the ride area.
    Drivable Areas
    Separate fees must be paid on the parts marked with red lines (outside the ride area), and only the parts marked with blue lines are covered by SEP. When entering from an interchange outside the ride area and leaving via an interchange outside the ride area, separate fees will apply to all parts.

Method of Use

step1
Make a reservation for a SEP according to your plan and rental car at a booking location.
step2
Follow the necessary procedures at eligible business locations for designated rental car companies and pay the fees for SEP.
step3
Rent a rental car and ETC card.
step4
Use the expressway and enjoy sightseeing.
step5
Return your rental car and ETC card and pay any fees for driving where SEP did not apply.

Cautionary Points

  • Please be aware that SEP will not apply in the following situations.
    In these situations, SEP will not apply for the whole portion of relevant driving regardless of whether or not there was some driving on the ride areas.
    • Entering from an interchange not in the ride area and exiting from an interchange not in the ride area
    • Driving outside of the usage period stated in the completed application
    • When traveling on toll roads operated by associations other than NEXCO West Japan/Hyogo Prefecture Road Corporation
  • In the following case, SEP covers only part of the relevant usage.
    • Entering from an interchange within the ride area and exiting an interchange not in the ride area
    • Entering from an interchange not in the ride area and exiting from an interchange in the ride area
  • In this case, additional fees must be paid for parts where you have traveled outside the ride area.
    For example, when using the Honshi Expressway, the following fees must be paid separately.
regular vehicle
Weekdays/Holidays Holidays Weekdays
Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway
(Kobe-Nishi ~ Naruto)
2,620yen 3,280yen
Seto-Chuo Expressway
(Hayashima ~ Sakaide)
1,950yen 2,270yen
Nishi-Seto Expressway
(Nishiseto-Onomichi ~ Imabari)
2,260yen 2,890yen
  • Please read and understand the SEP User Agreement and ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) System Use Policy before using.
  • When passing through a tollbooth the fees for those not using SEP will be displayed on the roadside displays and car navigation.
    If you have fulfilled the conditions of use for SEP, you will not be billed for the displayed fees.

Rental Car Booking Locations and Inquiries

  • Please inquire at any of the rental car companies for more detailed information.
    The details for the rental car companies are displayed below.
《Rental Car Company Booking Locations and Inquiries》
Company Name Phone number Opening Hours Service Location Websites
TOYOTA RENT a Car +81-3-5954-8020 AM8:00~PM8:00 pdf https://rent.toyota.co.jp/eng/
Times Car RENTAL +81-50-3786-0056 AM8:00~PM6:45 pdf http://www.timescar-rental.com/
Budget Rent a Car +81-92-281-0543 AM8:00~PM8:00 pdf http://www.budgetrentacar.co.jp/en/
ORIX Rent-A-Car Coming Soon Coming Soon pdf http://car.orix.co.jp/eng/
NISSAN Rent a Car +81-96-355-6752 AM9:00~PM5:00 pdf http://nissan-rentacar.com/english
Nippon Rent-A-Car +81-3-6859-6234 AM9:00~PM5:00
Except Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays
pdf https://www.nrgroup-global.com/en/
West Japan Railway(JR) Rent-A-Car +81-6-4868-8503 AM9:00~PM6:00
Except Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays
pdf https://www.ekiren.co.jp/phpapp/en/
HEISEI Rent-A-Car +81-86-470-0561 AM9:00~PM6:00 pdf https://www.heisei-car.jp/