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When should I get my pass


I am traveling to Japan at the end of the year. My flight leaves on Dec. 25th.
I live in Tampa, Florida and would like to know when I should purchase my JR pass by?



  • You must get the exchange order before you leave for Japan. If you have your airline tickets and are absolutely sure you are going and your itinerary, you can get them now.
    Please note that the exchange order must be turned in for the pass within three months of the date the order was issued. So if you want to start using the pass in mid-Sept, you should not buy the exchange order until after the middle of June. At this date if you are going at the end of the year, you can buy them now.
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