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over 2 years ago
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Hi There,
1. Our trip is start on Jun 6th, Should we purchase jr pass now or wait close departure date?
2. After we activate the jr pass, do we use a card to get on train or still have to go to counter for train ticket?

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over 2 years ago
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Hi there,

1.) A JR Pass has to be activated within 3 months after purchase. This means that you could purchase a JR Pass now if you plan to use it in June.

2.) You can either just show your JR Pass and get on the train, or reserve a seat at the ticket window and then board the train. Seat reservations are recommended, as this guarantees seating and makes travel a lot more relaxed.

Hope this helps,

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