3 months ago
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We are traveling to Japan at the end of September (September 20-Oct 1). I read online somewhere that you have to activate your rail pass within 3 months of buying it. Is this so?

When do you suggest we buy our rail passes?

Thank you!

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3 months ago

Hi there,

This is correct, I would buy your JR Pass about a month in advance before going to Japan. This way you have plenty of time.

Kind regards,

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