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jr pass validity

JR Pass Validity

Hello again guys!!

Just wondering when I go to Japan next year and I start to use my 21 day JR Pass, say I begin the use of my JR Pass at 9am 1 April.. does my pass expire at 9am 21st of April??? Or will I get til midnight of the 21st day to use it??

Thanks guys!!!!!!!



Hi Erica,

The JR Pass usage period is counted in full days. The first day is counted as a full day no matter that time you start using the pass. This means that you can use the JR Pass until April the 21st 23:59 (midnight) before it expires, when you activate it on the 1st of April.

Happy travels :)


Thank you Daniel!!


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