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validity of the 7day jr pass

Validity of the 7Day JR Pass


I have few questions on how to use the JR Pass.

  1. I arrive Nagoya on March 17 but will use the pass starting March 19. Where should I activate the pass? Should it be in the airport or in the JR Nagoya terminal enroute to my first trip?

  2. If I activate the pass lets say, on March 19 at 10am, when will it expire? Is it correct that it expires March 25 (the 7th day) 12:00am? That means I can not use the pass the whole of March 25???

Appreciate your reply


Hi there,

You can activate the JR Pass at Nagoya station.

The JR Pass is counted in full days and the first day is counted as a full day, the pass will then expire on the 7th day at midnight.

For instance: activating the JR Pass today (21-01) would mean that the last day of usage would be 27-01 and would expire at 23:59.

Hope this helps,

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