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advance purchase

Advance purchase

How far in advance is it necessary to purchase? We are traveling in July from Tokyo to Kyoto and then back to Tokyo stopping at Fuji. 5 people. Do seats sell out? Thanks

thetworivers
thetworivers

Hi there,

Do you mean train tickets or the JR Pass?

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Daniel-san
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JR 1 week pass.

thetworivers
thetworivers

Hi again!

The JR Pass has to be activated within 90 days after purchase. So hold off a little longer if you plan to travel in July.

Trains are rarely fully booked and you will be sure of seating if reserve tickets 1 day (or even less) in advance.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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