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how to count the valid days of the rail pass

How to count the valid days of the Rail pass

I would like to know how one can count the valid days/hours of the rail pass. For example, if I board the train in the last day of the 7-day pass, do I have to reach to the destination before the end of the day (before the last hour of my pass), or it is OK to get on the train before the last hour of the expiration day even if the last hour is passed at the arrival station.
Thank you for your attention.
spyu@emory.edu

spyu
spyu

Hi there,

The JR Pass is counted in full days and the first day of use, no matter what time you start using it, is counted as a full day.

However you are allowed to finish the train ride if you get on the train before midnight. You'll have to pay a limited express fare if you change trains after midnight.

Does that help?
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi ,

if i take 7 days pass and i use it on Monday, does it mean the validity ends on sunday nite even if i board the train for 3 times only?

Eg :

Nara to Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji to Kyoto
Kyoto to Takayama

thank you
Syahera

syahera
syahera

Hi there again,

below is my plan itenery for example and please help to advise is it worth to purchase JR pass ?

day :
1 -Nara - Mt. Fuji
2-Mt.Fuji - Tokyo
3-Tokyo - Takayama
4-Takayama
5-Takayama - Toyama
6-Toyama
7-Toyama - Kyoto
8- Kyoto
9- Kyoto
10-Kyoto - Nara

thank you
Syahera

syahera
syahera

Hi Syahera,

Yes the 7 day JR Pass would offer you great value if you use it from day 1 - 7. Possibly you may have to purchase some additional tickets for travel to Fuji, as not every region around Fuji can be reached by the JR Pass. I would advise visiting Kawaguchiko, the first of the Fuji Five lakes. It is very beautiful and easy to access from Tokyo.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Hi Daniel,

Syahera again...

Is worth to buy JR Pass as per below iternery ?

day :
1 -Nara - Mt. Fuji
2-Mt.Fuji - Tokyo
3-Tokyo - Takayama
4-Takayama
5-Takayama - Toyama
6-Toyama
7-Toyama - Kyoto
8- Kyoto
9- Kyoto
10-Kyoto - Nara

thank you Syahera

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Daniel.

For your info. I will stop at Kawaguchiko to view the Mt. Fuji.

thank you
Syahera

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