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Buy JR Pass in Japan for next 14 days

liasariazali
liasariazali
over 1 year ago
5 responses

Hi,

Me and 2 colleagues (foreign passports) have been in Japan for 7 days and now I need to buy JR Pass to travel around Japan for next 14 days.

  1. Can I buy JR Pass via website and pick it up in Tokyo station or other stations tomorrow? If yes, could your please let me know how to pick it up after we buy it via website?

  2. Do you receive American Express?

Thanks!

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

1.) The JR Pass can only be purchased outside of Japan. This is due to set rules by JR and the Japanese government. Unless you know someone who can order the JR Pass outside of Japan for you, it will not be possible to buy one in Japan.

2.) We currently don't take AE.

Thank you,
Daniel

liasariazali
liasariazali
5 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi Daniel,

Yes our HR team could order for us from Europe. We are here for business trips. If our HR team can buy for us, can we pick it up in Tokyo station tomorrow?

Regards,

Liasari

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

We have to ship you an exchange voucher, which takes 2-3 business days to Japan. Afraid it would not be possible in such a short amount of time.

Instead you could look at buying regional passes that are sold within Japan.

Kind regards,
Daniel

liasariazali
liasariazali
5 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi again Daniel,

Yeah we can wait for 2-3 working days. We stay here for other 2 weeks. So can the voucher be sent to our hotel in Japan?

liasariazali
liasariazali
5 posts
over 1 year ago

Also is that possible to pick it up in Sendai station? We stay in Sendai for these 3 weeks and only in the weekend in Tokyo. So our main route is Tokyo - Sendai - Kurikoma-kogen. Thanks again.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

We can send it to your hotel but not any station.

However for the above route, I would just buy a JR East Pass locally.
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass_t/index.html

If you do want a JR Pass, let me know and if possible place it within the next (1) hour. I can still prioritise shipping and have it send out today.

liasariazali
liasariazali
5 posts
over 1 year ago

Thanks!

We will buy this JR pass east tohoku locally.


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