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better to buy jrpass in us or in tokyo?

Better to buy JRpass in US or in Tokyo?

My husband and I (senior citizen couple) will be one week in Japan - Tokyo 4 days and Kyoto 3 days. We want to take round trip train from Tokyo to Kyoto. Should we buy the JR Pass (Green I think) here before we leave on 5/21, or wait until we arrive in Tokyo?


Hi There,

This is an important question, as you can only buy the JR Pass outside of Japan. I see that your departure will be soon so I would not hesitate buying one.

You can order the pass directly online here, we provide next day delivery in the USA, so we can still have it with you on time. Alternatively you can find a list of local points of sale here.

All the best,


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