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can seats be reserved ahead of activating the pass

Can seats be reserved ahead of activating the pass

I will be in Japan during Oban and will be using a 7 day JRP pass during the peak period so I wish to have reserved seating. Can I reserve seats in advance for the day I wish to activate the pass. For example I want to use the pass from August 10th to 16th but reserve seats ahead of the activation on the 10th.

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rkd472

Hi there,

You can start reserving seats once you have exchanged the JR Pass. When you do exchange the JR Pass, you can select a first day of use and this can be up to 30 days ahead of time.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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