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jr pass query

jr pass query

hi,

Pls help me with these concerns:

  1. Can we still buy JR Pass online if our trip is already on Dec. 31? Where do we get the voucher?

  2. Can we use the JR Pass for our planned trip from Osaka to Kyoto to Nara in the same day?

  3. Can we also use the JR Pass for the bus ride from Kanazawa to Shirakawago?

  4. During these holiday season, would it be wise to get the ordinary pass or the green card?

Thanks very much.

alvine08
alvine08

Hi there,

1.) The voucher is send by Fedex Express. Depending on where you live it can be 1 to several days. See here for shipping information if you urgent questions regarding shipping it is recommended to contact us directly here

2.) Yes the pass would cover the full trip from Osaka to Kyoto to Nara.

3.) The bus between Kanazawa and Shirakawago is operated by Honi bus. This is an other company than JR, unfortunately this is not covered.

4.) More people will be traveling during the new year period but you should be fine with a normal pass if you make your seat reservations in advance by a day or so. If you prefer to travel less crowded and with extra space, consider buying a Green Class.

King Regards,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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thank you very much daniel-san!!!!!

unless there is some sort of an online-voucher for the JR pass, I dont think we will be able to get it. We are from the Philippines and its holiday here Dec 30 and 31.
Is there any possibility that the voucher can just be picked up in the airport and exchange it there for the real pass too?

If that is not possible, still thank you for your kind response Daniel-san! salamat!

alvine08
alvine08

Hi there,

Unfortunately the Voucher can only be delivered by real mail.
We can ship the Voucher to your Hotel, depending on how long you will be staying this may be an option.

Walang anuma :)

-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Nice try Daniel-san!!! But it's walang anuman with an N!!! Hehehehe.
Anway, one last question please. If we get the JR Pass in an hour, is it going to be delivered on our hotel in Shinsaibashi area in Osaka by Monday night?
Again, maraming salamat!

alvine08
alvine08

Damn, you got met here!

I don't have an insight into delivery details from here. I would recommend using the direct contact form. If you tell us there it is important, sometimes extra urgency can be given.

Sorry I can't give you a direct answer.
Patawad
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks for the honesty, I appreciate it. No need for patawad, I got more than satisfactory answers daniel-san! Aregato gozaimas!

alvine08
alvine08

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