questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

hakone to osaka

Hakone to Osaka

First time Japan explorer here and would like some advice.
I have purchased 7 days JRPass

I have booked accommodation in Hakone and understand that i can buy a pass from Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Hakone.

My query is that where and how should i activate or exchange my JRPass when in Tokyo or if there is somewhere i can exchange in Hakone (Yumoto)?

next query is that can i activate or exchange JRPass on arrival at Haneda International Airport with intended travelling date(s)

Many thanks



Hello CWeyes,

The closest station where you can exchange the JR Pass near Hakone is Odawara station. You can also get on the bullet train here to Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo.

Alternatively, the JR Pass can be activated at most major stations in Tokyo, including Shinjuku, Tokyo, Ueno and Shibuya. It is also possible to exchange the JR Pass directly at Haneda station. Just follow the signs with railways/monorail at Haneda and you will find the JR exchange office. You can select first day of use when you exchange the JR Pass (so you don't have to start using it right away)

Hope this helps,

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