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15% off Japan Activities (Including JR Pass) @ Klook (Stack with 10% Cashback @ ShopBack)

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Have just found a cracker deal for those looking for JR passes. I've tested the promo code on a JR pass and it works. Factor in the 10% cashback from Shopback for further savings!

Klook is also doing 15% off theme parks - use promo code CFKLKPARKS.

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  • +6 votes

    I believe that the travel must be within 3 months of purchasing?

    • +5 votes

      Correct for the JR pass. Can only be activated within 3 months of purchase. Klook asks for your travel date and only allows you to purchase up to 3 months beforehand, to ensure you aren’t caught out by this.

      • -1 vote

        I considered using them before however the process is too complicated and paying in advance 3 months is a joke.

  • -1 vote

    Can this be mailed to Australia? I don't think it can, as there's only delivery options for SE asia or HK airport pickup.

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      theres delivery option for australia if you're referring to a JR pass exchange order .

      • +1 vote

        You're right, for the regular 7 day JR pass you can deliver to Australia, but I was looking at a different one which has no Australia delivery option..

        • +1 vote

          what do you need delivered? All you get is a reference number that you give to staff at a JR office in Japan to redeem your pass.

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    Has someone tried the Jr pass from Klook? They seem to have fairly bad reviews on other websites

    • +3 votes

      I've booked all my activities through them and never had any issues. Read through the instructions clearly and you can't go wrong.

    • +1 vote

      Bought the JR Pass off Klook at the start of the year. Quick delivery and exchanged for the pass when i arrived in Japan.

    • +3 votes

      Quick delivery, was also concerned but they were great

    • +2 votes

      They are good. Interesting that they sent the EU based Exchange Order from China via DHL for me though haha. Very fast nonetheless.

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        Thanks guys. When you say quick, how quick it was? :)
        I am a bit concerned as I am leaving Sydney to Tokyo on 12 September 2019.
        Appreciate if you can indicate a date range for your delivery.

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      We bought our JR passes from Klook earlier this year for a party of 4. Delivered within a few days of placing the order. Exchanged in Japan with no issues.

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      Got JR passes from Klook during a 10% off promo last November, no issues although I ordered two passes and they came from two different countries using completely different shipping methods (one went via DHL, the other went via AusPost) , meaning one was received significantly earlier than the other. Nonetheless still received both within 10 days of ordering.

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      Used them in Bangkok to get an airport transfer and SIM card, no issues. JR Pass is pretty much a no brainer.

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    It's been a few years since I've been to Japan and needed a JR pass but doesn't the start date of your 3, 5 or 7 day pass start when you elect it in person at the train station JR office?

    ie could you book it now and then hold it until I go to Japan at the end of the year ?

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      Yes, but can only be activated within 3 months of purchasing the ‘exchange order’ (the thing Klook sells you). When you activate it (at a JR office in Japan), you can nominate the start date for any day in the following month.

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        so say I get the exchange order in November, can I still use it when I go to Japan at the end of Dec?

        Or is it from the purchase date of the exchange order?

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          Yeah it will be valid to exchange in Japan for 3 months starting in November (give or take a few days depending on delivery time).

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            @divineiniquity: Sorry for noob question. I will travel to Japan on 17th November and start using the JR Pass on 21st November. So if I buy now ( the latest purchase date is 13th November weirdly not exactly 3 months), can I still go to JR station in Tokyo on 20th November to exchange to the real JR Pass for 21st November? Thanks very much.

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              @Bargain-er: I've forgotten what the exchange order says, but you can always exchange your "JR Exchange Order" for the "JR Pass" on the day you arrive in Tokyo (say on November 17 or 18) and specify that you want to start using it on November 21.

              I think you need to exchange your "JR Exchange Order" within 90 days of purchase, but can specify the JR Pass start date like up to 180 (not exactly sure on this number) days from the day you exchange.

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                @divineiniquity: Hi, thanks for your reply. I just called Klook and the rep said that the date in klook website is just an estimate of departure date. The exchange order is valid for 90 days from purchasing date, e.g. if buy 20/8 of August then it will be valid for exchange in JR station latest 18/11 (90 days). Then after exchanging to JR Pass, we have 30 days to use it. Am I or Is he correct? :P . Thanks.

                • +1 vote

                  @Bargain-er:

                  Then after exchanging to JR Pass, we have 30 days to use it.

                  When you go to exchange for JR Pass in Japan you have to tell them what's the start date of your 7/14/21 day pass. And then they will issue you with a pass that is only valid for the days you specified. I can't remember how many days in advance you can do this but I've exchanged it a week before I intended to start catching the train with it and had no issues.

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          I'd say it's from the purchase date. Don't see how it would be possible to buy it today but not receive it until November.

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            @takezo: OK I think the Kyushu pass works a little different. There's no exchange order but essentially just the pass itself which I have to pick up at a train station. So the date selector is actually the pick up (in person) date and that only goes 3 months in advance so it won't be much use for me unfortunately.

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      Yes, you choose your start date of the pass when you exchange it at a JR train station in Japan.

  • +1 vote

    Damn, not travelling until March :(

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    Thanks OP. Had been holding out for something like this to book USJ tickets + fast passes!

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    Nice find. Just booked the Airport Bus Limo from HND to Tokyo city!

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    Can only book tickets until 3rd Jan 2020, I am traveling on the 9th Jan :(

    • +1 vote

      No, you're fine - that date on the Klook site is just when you want them to send the exchange voucher to you.

      You have 3 months after that date to actually activate it in person.

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        I'm planning to be in Japan on 28th, so you're saying I can buy the tickets and request the latest date (up to 15th Nov) and then I have 3 months from 15 nov to activate it?

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          https://www.klook.com/blog/jr-pass/

          Bullet Point 9 has a timeline on how it works.

          • +1 vote

            @pandamninator: Thanks for that, really help cleared things up. Last Q, I assume the "date of issue (the date of confirmed booking)" is when you put through the booking and not the "departure date"? (as in it will be 20/08/19 if I buy it today)

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              @uniboi: I would like to know as well as we will be travelling in mid January

              EDIT: I found this on their FAQ section:
              Q: I’m confused…what dates should I put in the calendar when booking?
              A: The date you select when booking is the date of your departure to Japan. If you intend to pick up your Exchange Order at the Klook Hong Kong or Singapore office, please note the office opening hours. For Exchange Order deliveries, mailing willl take 7 working days (holidays are not counted)

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                @d3n0tz: The explanations on their website are pretty confusing, but based on the actual exchange order that they mail out it seems like you have to arrive in Japan and exchange your ticket within 90 days of the date of issue printed on the right-hand side. The date of issue seems to be whenever your online purchase on Klook goes through (so today?).
                I think the date of departure is simply a safeguard check to prevent people from buying the JR Pass if they weren't arriving in Japan within 90 days. Not sure why they limited it to the 13th of November when it should actually be the 18th?
                Can someone who's purchased one off Klook several months in advance shed some light on this?

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                  @johnjones8: oh no :(, unless i understood pandamninator wrong. I thought you had 90 days from the date you select to exchange for it (i.e. it's when they send you the exchange order). I had also contacted a rep and they said in their words 'if you select 20 nov 2019 as your booking date, you may be able to exchange the actual jr pass until 15 feb 2020'.. I made the booking under the belief that it will work out…

                  I am actually really worried now.

              • +1 vote

                @d3n0tz: I just made the purchase after selecting the 13th of November, and the email with the voucher said this "Your Exchange Order will be mailed to your address within 3 business days". So it appears that they send out the exchange order immediately, not based on the date you select during the order process.

  • +1 vote

    Need a South Korea code

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    With the closure of the ropeway at Hakone, is it still worth travelling there?

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      Yes! You can still get a bus up to the mountain right?

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        the entire top of the mountain area (which includes the ropeway) was closed when I went in June due to volcanic activity. The bus only goes around the previously tourist mountain area, taking people from the station to the lake. Personally I'd give it a miss as this was one of the best parts of Hakone. The rest of Hakone is still operating as per normal.

  • +1 vote

    Any recommended events, activities?

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    need this deal to happen in OCT/NOV for travel in Jan :(
    Some of the activities is only 1 month ahead

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    Good thing this came up, just started to look at prices for a JR pass.

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    im arriving in tokyo 13th november with a 3 hour layover to south korea, anyone think this is more than enough time to collect JR pass and catch the next flight? ( ill be returning to japan from south korea nov 21)

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      why not collect them on your return from SK?

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        it will take it past the 90 day redemption period

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          Hmm, 3 hours is enough when there is no delay and you know where to go to collect the pass. However, it is too close for my liking and I would not like stressing about it (from the day you bought the JR PASS until you safely collected it).

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    Having a hard time determining if the pass is worth it.
    We'll only be taking the shinkansen once, from Osaka to Tokyo. Other than that, we will be using normal metro to get around.
    Seems like the pass would be good for convenience but I'm not sure.

    • +1 vote

      If it's just a single trip rather than a return then it's probably not worth it. A return trip from Tokyo to Osaka would be roughly the cost of a 7 day pass. Anything less than that, it's better to just buy the single ticket which is still not cheap with today's exchange rate but you won't really make use of the rest of the JR Pass's value without taking more Shinkansen trips

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      There are JR Pass calculators available, but if you're doing a one-way trip from Osaka to Tokyo it won't be worth it.

      Depending on where you are going within Osaka/Tokyo metro area it's likely the subways are more convenient than JR lines.

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      If you were doing a return trip from Tokyo to Osaka, then it'd be cheaper with the pass, but in your case it won't be.

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      I'm doing the same, but also going through Takayama. I did 3 different JR pass calculators: 1 said it would save me a lot, 1 said it was exactly even, and 1 said it wasn't worth it.. so I'm really confused.

      I think I'm going to avoid getting it and just book shinkansens as I go.

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    Bought! thanks for the good deal!

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    I am in Tokyo for 3.5 days from 29th August and planning to buy Tokyo Wide Pass ($140AUD) and dropped plan for Kyoto.
    is it worth buying JR pass instead of Tokyo wide and go for Tokyo as well as cover rest of the trip with JR Pass?

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    Does this code work for SIM cards?

    Trying to pick one up from Haneda Airport.

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      Can confirm the code applies to SIM cards.

      But it won’t let me pick a pickup date after 30/9.

      Can I pick it up any day after the nominated pickup date?

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    Shame I already have my 14 day pass. Other activities however … 😊😊😊

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      What activity would you recommend around Tokyo or Kyoto?

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        I've not been yet but everyone tells me teamlabs and the street go karts in Tokyo are amazing. If you're in Kyoto the walking tours at neighbouring Nara are supposed to be good too.

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          Please do not do the Tokyo go karts. They set a bad precedent for tourists, are a genuine hazard for other drivers and are sort of in the grey area in terms of legality.

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            @nauter: What do you recommend instead?

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              @Clear: Teamlabs are good and I guess the robot restaurant is, even if it is a huge tourist trap. I recommend joypolis in Odaiba, because it was definitely one of the more memorable places in Tokyo. I've been to Japan a few times and tend to ignore anything catered purely to tourists though, so up to you.

              For Kyoto, you won't need a guide or anything like that. Just split the city into four quadrants and hit every landmark around them per day.

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    I am in Osaka in 24th Nov…hope this offer is still good for the next week or so…

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