questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

to japan from south africa

TO JAPAN FROM SOUTH AFRICA

We will travel to Japan in January 2018. When is the best time to buy the JR Pass?

Will Travel from HND airport to Tokyo for 5 days. Then to Kyoto for 2 days. Hiroshima for 1 day and then back to Tokyo for 1 day and then NRT airport. If we buy a seven day pass (and use it for the last days) what options do we have for the first few days?

ANNELIE
ANNELIE

Hi there,

A JR Pass has to be exchanged within 90 days after purchase. Generally, I'd advise buying it 30 days or so in advance.

There are plenty of options, for instance, you can buy a day ticket for the Tokyo metro, or an IC card like Suica to travel around. It depends a little on where in Tokyo you visit but travel around the metropolis is not expensive compared to intercity travel.

Kind regards,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel.

ANNELIE
ANNELIE

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