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activation of jr pass

Activation of JR pass


I need advise for the activation of JR pass. Will be using it next week! The tokyo station JR exchange opens at 7.30am right? But what if we need the activation of the pass to be earlier because we have a long travelling day trip that awaits us..(Travelling all the way from Tokyo to Tateyama Kurobe Aipline route and back!) Note that we still need the JR pass thereafter for other trips at later dates..(all 7 days will be used, we bought the 7 days pass)What should we do? Is there a way to activate the pass earlier? Or can we select the date to activate a date in advance? Your advise greatly appreciated! Thank you very mch in advance!



Hi Hannah,

You can exchange the JR Pass beforehand and don't have to do so on the day when you start traveling.

When exchanging the JR Pass a date can be set for up to 30 days in the future.

Hope this helps,


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