questions & answers: using the japan rail pass



  1. How long does it take for me to get it once i purchase it on line?
  2. Can I choose the date I want to use once I get to Japan? I am thinking I want to activate it two weeks after I get there, but there is no office close by, so I am thinking if I can ask the JR pass office at the airport to activate it on a certain day. For instance, I get there in the beginning of June, I want o start using JR pass in the late june like 22nd of june , but get the activation part done before I leave the airport.
masako perich
masako perich

Hi there!

  1. It very much depends on where you live, but we ask for 1 business day for processing, and then the delivery speeds to your country as per
  2. You can activate your Japan Rail Pass any day within 3 months of the date of purchase. On activation in Japan you can specify a starting date for your validity period any date within the next 1 month. This means that you can get the activation part done before you leave the airport, specifying the 22nd as your starting date.

I hope this helps!

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thanks. masako

masako perich
masako perich

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