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can i activate jr west exchange order in tokyo?

Can I activate JR West Exchange order in Tokyo?

I bought a JR West Kansai Wide Area Exchange Order.
I arrive in Tokyo on 1/4/15 but won't need to use the JR West Pass until 12/4/15 when I travel to the Kansai region.
Can I exchange the Order for the Pass while I am in Tokyo?


Hi there,

As far as I know, the JR West pass can only be exchanged within it's validity area at major stations.

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MCO exchange locations: Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Sannomiya, Kansai-airport, Nara, Wakayama, Toyooka, Kinosaki-Onsen, Fukuchiyama, Nishi-Maizuru, Higashi-Maizuru, Okayama


Thank you Daniel & FK for the useful information - much appreciated.


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