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jr pass exhange activation time


I have bought JR PASS, however I want to activate it on 12 May 2016. Could I exchange my JR Pass coupon that I already bought with JR PASS ticket in Shin Imamiya JR Station?

I will arrive at Kansai Airport on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at night, but I want to activate it-starting on 12 May 2016. So can I activate my JR PASS on 11 May 2016 in Kansai Airport, but for usage start on 12 May 2016?

or is it better to activate in JR Shin Imamiya Station on 12 May 2016? What is the earliest JR office in Shin Imamiya Station that can be used to activate JR PASS?


Hi there,

You can exchange the JR Pass around Osaka at Osaka, Shin-Osaka or Kansai Airport stations.

A full list of exchange locations and opening times can be found here:

Hope this helps,

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