FAQ japan Rail Pass General

Q. can I buy a rail pass in advance?

I will be in Japan next May but will be travelling to other countries in Asia before then. Can I purchase a Rail Pass now and will it be valid in six/seven month time?

I leave the UK 20Nov12 and arrive in Japan 25May13

faq I’m afraid you can’t purchase the JR Pass at this time if you intend to use it in May13. The voucher has to be exchanged in Japan within 3months from date of purchase. As such, the earliest you may purchase is around February. You may order the Pass online by then and we can post to your preferred address overseas.