questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

japan for 12days

Japan for 12days

My family 2 Adults and 2 children (7 years and 11 +)
1. should i purchase JR Pass early? i had been travelling to Japan from 22.6.16 onwards
2. Should i buy online or from agent in Delhi ? any price difference from buying through agent ?
3. Should i Go for 7 days and buy rest days tickets there in japan?
4. Should i buy for 14 days as i had to travel a lot.
5. My 1 child is 11 years and 5 months and few days. whether she is considered for child ticket ? (she is not 12 but 11+)
6. Any family pass just like Euro Rail pass
My tentative itinerary
Hiroshima ,Osaka, Kyuoto , Tokyo, mt. fuji and all metros and subways inside the city.

very confused
kindly help

Naren India


Hi Naren,

1.) A JR Pass can be used up to 90 days after purchase. You could buy one now if you wish.

2.) The base price in Yen is everywhere to same, agent however may charge a booking fee. We do not charge anything extra for the JR Pass, and shipping is only charged once per order.

3.) The JR Pass is best used for longer trips, a 7 day JR Pass is recommended if you could cover Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo with it.

4.) Otherwise I would use a 14 day JR Pass.

5.) The date of purchase is important is whether the child qualifies for discounted child fare, not the date when the JR Pass is exchanged. As long as he/she is below 12 when purchasing the JR Pass, its fine.

6.) There are only individual passes.

Hope this helps,

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hello Daniel
thanx for your worthy suggestions.
but still one question remained unanswered
whether we go for 7 days or 14 days pass.
Long journeys might be covered in 7 days but last 4-5 days we are in Tokyo
and we had travel in Tokyo as well as to Mt. Fuji also.
whether there JR pass useful

Mahajan narender


Hi there,

I tried to answer your question in sections 3/4, basically I left the end decision with you but added the information so that you can make an informed decision.

For fuji, see this post:

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Thanx Daniel
we would go for 7 days pass

Mahajan Narender


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