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if i order a jrp how long does it take to get it?!

If I order a JRP how long does it take to get it?!

I leave for Japan on Feb. 27 and I am just now learning about this Japan Rail Pass. I am very interested in purchasing one for my trip, but will I still have time? How long does it usually take to get the actual pass? I want to order it now but want to make sure I will get it before I leave.

Thanks

miss.angelica85
miss.angelica85

Hi there!

It very much depends on where in the world you live, but I should think 10 days will give you more than enough time. You can check our normal delivery times for your country online. Please note that we also require 1 working day for processing.

While we cannot guarantee delivery times once your order has been dispatched, we use Fedex who are usually extremely efficient and prompt. As we dispatch using a signed-for and tracked service, please also note that someone should be available to sign for your order on delivery.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Thanks I think I'll be ok too but wanted to make sure.

miss.angelica85
miss.angelica85

2488 State St. San Leandro CA 94577 is where I will be sending it.

I also have another question of you can answer. My sister who I am visiting in Japan told me not to purchase a JRP because I won't be using the trains a lot. She is stationed at Misawa AFB and will be having a baby so I will be helping her but sometime within the two weeks I will be visiting Tokyo. If I calculated correctly it would be cheaper to buy a JRP than just buying a ticket everytime I need to travel somewhere. Here is my itinerary...

From Narita airport I will have to take a train to the Tokyo station, where I will then board the Shinkansen and to towards Aomori, but get off at Hachinohe where my sister will pick me up. I believe that round trip alone will cost $350 USD. Now if I want to take a day and go to Tokyo I will have to make that round trip again. So roughly that would be about $700 USD where if I buy a JRP it would only be $580 for 14 days.

Would it be cheaper to just purchase the JRP? I think so but my sister is telling me otherwise.

Thanks.

miss.angelica85
miss.angelica85

Hi there,

For a 14 day rail pass to be worth it, you'll need to spend over ¥45,100 on individual tickets. Lets take a look at the price of individual tickets on the route you've told me:

  1. Narita airport terminal 1 > Hachinohe: ¥17530, (289mins, 711km)
  2. Hachinohe > Tokyo: ¥15350, (182mins, 631km)
  3. Tokyo > Hachinohe: ¥15350, (178mins, 631km)
  4. Hachinohe > Narita airport terminal 1: ¥17530, (261mins, 711km)

TOTAL: ¥65760 for 4 legs

As the total price of the tickets is much more than the 14 day rail pass, I recommend you buy the 14 day rail pass. In addition to cheaper travel you'll also have a lot of freedom to travel around to other parts of Japan if you wish.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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It does thank you so much!

miss.angelica85
miss.angelica85

Hello i have my fly from busan(korea) to osaka the 10 in afternoon im actually ordering a jrpass what adress should i give.. i have no idea how long it will take for receive it .. i think its better to receive in osaka ? Right but i stay osaka only until the 12 .. please help me i dont know what to do

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