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choosing the starting date for the jr pass

Choosing the starting date for the JR Pass

My husband and I is travelling to Japan on June 24 to July 3. We are only planning to buy the 7days JRP on the 7 last days of our trip. Is there going to be a problem doing that? Or can we validate the JRPass for a later date when we get to Osaka? on the 24th?


Hi there!

There's no problem validating the Japan Rail Pass anytime up to 3 months from the date of purchase. When you validate your Japan Rail Pass you can select a starting date any time within the next 1 month.

Provided you purchase your rail pass before you arrive in Japan, you can validate it on the 24th for use that day or up to 1 month before the 24th for use on the 24th.

Hope this helps!


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