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exchange of jr pass

Exchange of JR Pass

I will be going to Japan from 19 December 2015 to 1 Jan 2016. I have a friend who is going to Japan on 25 October 2015. Can I ask him to exchange for the JR Pass for me at the airport without activating it and I will activate it when I am in Japan?


Hi there,

The JR Staff will at least need your passport and visa in order to exchange the JR Pass. So he won't be able to do it, unless he somehow has your passport and tourist visa.

Hope this helps!


Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your answer!!


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