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jr pass validity period

JR Pass Validity period

If a buy a JR pass is there a certain period in which I have to use it , for example could I hold on to it for say one year before using it in Japan ?

bruce ollason
bruce ollason

Hi there,

Any JR Pass has to be activated within 90 days of purchase. You would have to get a new one or have it re-issued if you decide to take longer.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel-San.

Can you please confirm if I can get it re-issued then it will not cost any more money ?

bruce ollason
bruce ollason

Hi again,

Having it re-issued does mean that you will have to pay a re-issue fee. This is generally 15% of the ticket.

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Daniel-san
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