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pass activation - kawaguchiko or otsuki

Pass Activation - Kawaguchiko or Otsuki


I want to activate my pass the day I travel from Kawaguchiko to Tokyo. Can I do it in the Kawaguchiko station when buying my whole journey tickets (Kawaguchiko - Tokyo)? Or do I need to buy the ticket from Kawaguchiko to Otsuki in the Kawaguchiko station, and activate the pass and buy the JR ticket to Tokyo in the Otsuki station?

Thanks in advance!


Hi there!

Unfortunately there's not activation possibility at either Kawaguchiko or Otsuki. However this should not pose a problem because you can activate your JR Pass at the Airport when you arrive. You can select a day up to 30 days in the future on which you will start using the JR Pass, so you won't have to start using it right away.

Here is a full list of stations where you can activate the JR Pass.

Enjoy Japan!

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Thanks Daniel!!


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