FAQ japan Rail Pass General

Q. How to specify the starting date?

I would like to buy a JR pass starting from 11th May but I cannot see anywhere on the online booking to input this information – only the starting date of travel (which for me is 7th May). Could you please let me know how I can input this information?

faq When you order the pass online you don’t need to specify your pass starting day. We will just ask your UK departure day to make sure that you are leaving within 3months from the online order.

You can nominate yourself the day that you wish to start using your Japan Rail Pass at the time of validating it in Japan. You can choose any date within the following month to start using your pass, which is useful if you do not want to activate it immediately, but the areas you will be staying in does not have a valid Japan Rail office at which to exchange the pass at.