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is it advisable to buy jr pass for my travel

Is it advisable to buy JR Pass for my travel

Hi. I'm going to Japan from Nov 25th until Dec 3rd. Is it advisable for me to buy JR Pass since it covers only for 7 days and my staying in Japan s for 9 days. And if I buy the pass, once i activate it at Narita on Nov 25th, can I start using it only the next day? (Nov 26th)

marziaton
marziaton

Hi there,

It depends on where you visit in Japan. You can use the JR Pass Fare Calculator to find an approximate ticket cost of a single route or even your full itinerary.

You can select your own first day of use when you activate the JR Pass in Japan, so you do note have to start using it right away.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks for your reply. I plan to stay in Tokyo for 5 days and 3 days in Osaka-Kyoto-Nara. If I start activating my JR Pass on the 26th(my 2nd day), can I get free access of NEX to get to Tokyo from Narita on my arrival date (25th Nov)?

marziaton
marziaton

Hi there,

The JR Pass is only valid for its chosen validity period. You will have to buy normal rail tickets for travel outside of this period. This applies to the NEX as well.

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Daniel-san
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