questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

can we pick up ticket in advance?

Can we pick up ticket in advance?


We will arrive in Tokyo in December and stay in Kofu for two months.
We want to travel in February using the Japanese Rail Pass.

Kan we pick up the pass in Tokyo in December and use it in February?

Also, is the rail-pass accepted in metro in Tokyo and Kyoto?

Arigatou gozaimasu!

Marcel & Maike


Hi Marcel & Maike,

The JR Pass can be used up to 90 days after purchase. So buying it in December would certainly work!

The JR Pass does not include travel on the Metro/Subway it does include the JR Network in Tokyo. Which covers most of the city.

Hope this helps,

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