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when jr pass gets activated

When JR pass gets activated

I would rather ask. When does JR pass gets activated? When I buy it and choose the date it's valid for 3 moths but i.e 3 weeks JR pass gets activated when they stamp it on the first day on train station. Am I right?

Thanks for answer!

gordon
gordon

Hi Gordon,

You can activate/exchange your JR Pass in Japan anytime up to 3 months from the date of purchase.

On activation you must specify an exact starting date for your validity period anytime within the following 1 month. So rather than the JR Pass being activated by a stamp on the first day, you must choose the exact starting date for your intended validity period when you activate it in Japan.

Hope this is clear, but let me know if you'd like me to go over it in more detail!

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mari
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Thank you Mari for the answer. I just need to tell them in Japan that I want to active my pass not from today but from other day i.e. from tomorrow.

Thank you once again.

gordon
gordon

Hi Gordon - yes that's correct. You will be asked to fill in a form where you can specify your precise starting date so it should be very clear.

Have a great trip!

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mari
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