Due to the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, orders containing a JR Pass might experience temporary delivery delays of up to 5 business days. We are working hard to get your tickets to you on time.
Can I buy the Japan Rail Pass more than 3 months before my departure?
Yes, travelers who wish to purchase their Japan Rail Passes more than 3 months before their intended departure date are free to do so. However, because the validity period of the JR Pass is 3 consecutive months we will pause the delivery and issue of your Exchange Order until a month before your trip.
Can I purchase a Japan Rail Pass if I haven't purchased my plane ticket yet?
Yes, travelers are not required to know their exact date of arrival in Japan.
Remember that the validity period of the Japan Rail Exchange Order 3 consecutive months. This means that once issued, the Exchange Order can be exchanged during the following 3 months only. As long as you know which month you are planning to visit Japan, no further information will be required of you regarding your travel plans.
During the order confirmation process you are asked to enter your approximate arrival date. As long as you swap the Exchange Order for the actual Japan Rail Pass within three months of the issue date, you will not experience any problems in Japan when receiving your pass.