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Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

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Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

So i'm heading to Japan in a month. October 1 - October 10th.

I wanted to know how the 7 day rail pass works exactly.

If we don't use it one day does that day still count?

We fly out on Sept 30 arrive on October 1.

Itinerary

Tokyo Oct 1-5

Kyoto Oct 5-8

Tokyo Oct 8-10

We wanted to go to Sanrio Puroland, but if we used the JR pass on the 1st, will we be able to use it again on the 9th?

if anyone knows thank you in advanced.

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1. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

Sorry, I just read the uses more clearly.

■Validity period

The validity period of a JAPAN RAIL PASS is the consecutive 7, 14, or 21 days beginning on the date the PASS is first used.

Within three months from the date the Exchange Order was issued, you must turn in your Exchange Order to obtain your JAPAN RAIL PASS. At that time, you have to specify the date that you want to start using the PASS. It can be any date within one month from the date the PASS is received.

Once the PASS has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed.

Does anyone have any suggestions to get around this?

like take the bus to Tokyo from the airport instead of the JR?

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2. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

Pass is valid for 7 days from date of activation, so if you make it active from 1 October it is only good until 7 Oct.

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3. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

Search for Narita to Tokyo - the fare is in the Y2000 to 3000 ballpark depending if you go by coach (limobus) or rail.

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4. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

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5. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

Activate your pass when you leave Tokyo for Kyoto. You won't get much use of your pass while in Tokyo as not all subways are JR. Use your pass on NEX on the way back to Narita.

When you arrive at Narita, this deal will work for you - http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/

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6. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

You can also use the Skyliner (this is a non JR train) and buy a ticket at Narita Airport for 1,920 Y. I won't go into the cheaper options (basically local trains), but they do exist.

There are other options for Skyliner including a Metro Pass good on some subway lines.

keisei.co.jp/keisei/…skyliner.html

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7. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

There is no way to get around the use dates of the rail pass. But, if you plan your itinerary carefully, you can easily make good use of the rail pass. Just the trip to Kyoto and return will break even, a little better. So plan your longer trips (like the Puroland visit) at the end of your Tokyo stay, then use it for the Kyoto trip, then to return to Tokyo and final day to Narita to leave.

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8. Re: Japan Trip and JR Rail Pass

In your case, activate your JR Pass on Oct 4 and use it until the day you leave. Heading back to the airport, you can take Narita Express using the JR Pass.

On your way into Tokyo on Oct 1, consider Suica-NEX package which gives you a discount on Narita Express:

www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/index.html

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