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BUYING JRPASS IN JAPAN- TRIAL RUN?

sarahzen
sarahzen
almost 2 years ago
39 responses

Hi, I am touring JApan for 14 days and I plan to buy a JR PASS 14 days, arriving Sep 28, 2017. I am qualified to buy the JR PAss.

I read about a trial run of several sales offices of JRPASS selling JRPASS to qualified individuals when they are already in JApan.

Is it true that I can buy my JR PAss upon arriving in Japan, in HAkata? My port of entry is Fukuoka Airport.

If yes, up to what time at night is the JRPAss sales office open. I am arriving past 8PM in Fukuoka.

Thanks.

Toraneko
Toraneko
1319 posts
almost 2 years ago

Hi.
Yes, it's possible. Complete info is here. The list of area offices and hours is here.

But since you have time, why not get the pass before your trip? Once in Japan, the pass costs about 15% more.

I hope you can see some of Fukuoka , there are many open parks, shopping, seaside historical areas, and urban neon. See this site as a good guide.

Don't miss the Nanzoin Temple which is one of Japan's finest yet almost totally unknown to the outside world and completely FREE!

Also you don't list your whole itinerary, so make sure getting a pass is worthwhile for your trip. You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
Under "More Options", be sure to uncheck the Nozomi box since you can't ride that train using the pass.

Good luck.

sarahzen
sarahzen
39 posts
almost 2 years ago

Thank you for response :]

As to buying the 14day JR PAss , I am confused ... I read somewhere it is only available from accredited travel sales offices here in Philippines but I also see many online offers to order the JRPass.

The travel agencies mentioned are far from my place. So, I would prefer online. From which seller or what is website of authorized authentic online seller?

Toraneko
Toraneko
1319 posts
almost 2 years ago

This site you are on, for starters!

If you want a brick and mortar place to buy it, virtually any travel agent that sells air tickets to Japan can sell the JR Rail Pass. For regional passes though, it may be a different story. An agent doesn't have to be near your home - they can mail you the voucher. So pick someplace you like and trust. An online place often is a bit cheaper though, since their operating costs are usually lower.

sarahzen
sarahzen
39 posts
almost 2 years ago

MAny, many thanks!!


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