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Doubt regarding the duration of the Japan Rail Pass

about 1 year ago
7 responses

Hello Explore Japan,´

I have the following question about using the Japan Rail Pass. Maybe it has been already posted but I could not find any similar topic. Does the 7, 14 or 21 days of the duration of the pass start counting on the day that one receives the pass or do the days start counting after using the pass for the 1st time? These says are counted consequential or just the days where the pass is used are counted as duration days?

Thank you,

16613 posts
about 1 year ago

Hi Ana,

You can select your own starting date once you validate the JR Pass in Japan. This can be at any date within 30 days from the day that you do so. In other words, you can select your own starting date and do not have to start using the pass right away.

Each JR Pass is counted in convective days.

Kind regards,

7 posts
about 1 year ago

Hi Daniel,

Thank you very much for your answer. I would like to ask you one more question taking into consideration my itinerary. If a 14 day JRP is sufficient (combined with some other options) or if you advice me to buy a 21 days JRP. I will be travelling through Japan from the 2nd - 17th of November with following stops:

  • Tokyo (I arrive on the 2nd of November)
  • Nikko
  • Hakone
  • Kanazawa
  • Shirakawa-go
  • Takayama
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Hiroshima
  • Back to Tokyo on the 16th to fly back on the 17th

Thank you,

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