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time validity of jr pass

Time validity of JR Pass


I hold a 7 day valid JR exchange order. If I take the JR pass at 2pm on 20th June, is it valid until 2pm on 27th June?

How does the timing work? It's so hard to find such information online.

Pls help.


Hi there,

The JR Pass is counted in full days and the first day is counted as a full day no matter what time you start using it. For instance, if you start the JR Pass on a Sunday, than the following Saturday is the last day of validity.

Hope this helps,


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