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does a 25-month-old kid need a jr pass when travelling with their parents?

Does a 25-month-old kid need a JR Pass when travelling with their parents?


We plan to travel throughout Japan with our 25-month-old daughter. We could not find the option to buy a JR Pass for her.

Could you please tell us whether a kid like her need a JR Pass? If yes where we could buy the pass.

Thank you for your time.


Hi there,

Generally a pass for children below the age of 6 is not needed.

We have the details here:

Hope this helps,


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