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when to activate the 7-day pass

When to activate the 7-day pass

We arrive on April 21 at Narita. We are staying 4 days in Tokyo ( Tamachi). We plan to visit Kamakura during this time. On the 25th we are going to Kanazawa for 2 nights, then on the 27th we are going to Kyoto. We have a flight out of Itami at 8 p.m. on the 29th. Should we activate the 7-day pass upon arrival on the 21st, so we can use it for the Nex Express, the shinkansen to Kanazawa on the 25th, and the Thunderbird Express from Kanazawa to Kyoto on the 27th? We will take a limousine bus from Nara to Itami on the 29th, so on the 29th we can buy a single ticket for travel from Kyoto to Nara. We just want to make sure the pass will still be valid for travel on the 27th if we activate the pass on the 21st.


Hello there,

The JR Pass covers the new Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kanazawa and the Narita express, in addition to the Thunderbird Express. It would be fine to activate the JR Pass at Narita Airport.

A local ticket from Kyoto - Nara is just 560yen and easy to be purchased at the station.

Hope this helps,


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