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tourism before school

Tourism before school

Hello! I will be attending Sapporo University as an exchange student this fall! I know that I, on a student visa, am not eligible for a rail pass, but I'm planning to come into the country a couple weeks before school will start to travel around a little.

So my question, I suppose, is this: if I come into the country the last week of August and school doesn't start until September 20, am I eligible for a jr pass during the time that I am NOT in school?


Hi there,

Whether you are eligible for the JR Pass or not depends on what Visa you hold. Only visitors with a single entry tourist visa can use the JR Pass. You would thus have to enter Japan using a tourist Visa.

Hope this answers your question.

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