IC Travel Cards
Using a pre-paid IC card
An IC card will become your most treasured possession during your stay in Japan. Use it to transfer swiftly between train lines and hop onto waiting buses and boats with a minimum of fuss. You can also use it at a number of vending machines and convenience stores, some taxis and for other services.
While most regions have their own IC card—each adorned with a catchy name and cute character—the all-rounder is the Suica card . Accepted in most places around the country, the Suica will enable you to travel and purchase small items with ease. A 500 yen returnable deposit is necessary when you purchase a card.
Research the many uses of the Suica to help make your trip to Japan easier and more convenient.