I took a trip to Japan early October. Yes, I have just came back from the trip. It has been six years since I went to japan last time. This time one of my friends with me. We arrived at Haneda air port. I believe it was second time I went to Haneda. It was late at night. So, we couldn't activate our rail pass at JR office. It's closed seven. Therefore, we have to pay for a monorail and some of train to our hotel by cash. The JR rail pass is great. We can take JR train as much as we want for two weeks. I take an advantage of the pass every time I go to Japan.