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Phil21
Phil21
20 days ago
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Hi,

I am travelling to Japan from UK at the end of the month and want to get a 7 day pass. From what I understand I have to activate / exchange my pass on arrival? I am going to Niseko for a week at the start of the trip so want the pass to begin a week later. Do I have to exchange as soon as I arrive at Tokyo airport or can I do that at a train station the first day of rail travel. I am wanting to do the shinkansen from Hokkaido to Tokyo so also want to check that is covered by the pass.

Thanks

Phil

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Daniel-san
16561 posts
17 days ago
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Hi Phil,

You can activate the Japan Rail Pass at any time/date and don't have to do so right from the start. You can even select a later starting date when you make the exchange in Japan.

Kind regards,
Daniel


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