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validity of the pass on the last date of usage

Validity of the pass on the last date of usage

Hi there.

I will be using the JR pass during my travel in Japan.One question: let say my JR pass usage will end on midnight 14 March .can i use the pass to take a train from Sapporo at say 1800 hrs to Tokyo because it will reach Tokyo on the 15 March.


Hello there,

The JR Pass expires at midnight of the last day of usage. However you are allowed the finish the train ride, given that you boarded the train before midnight. Any train rides after will require normal fares. To avoid confusion, be sure to reserve the seats for the entire route ahead of departure.

Hope this helps,

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