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exact validity of jr pass after activation

exact validity of JR Pass after activation

Hi, can anyone please tell me what is the exact ending date and time if I activate and start using the 21 days JR Pass 7th October 18:40? Is it 28th October 18:40 or 27th October 23:59 or anything else? thx Martin


Hi there,

It is pretty simple. The JR Pass is counted in days and the first day is counted as a full day, no matter what time you activate it. It will then expire at midnight on the 21st day after activating it.

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