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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.

Most regions have their own IC card—each adorned with a catchy name and cute character. These cards can be used nationwide and make travel and small purchases easier. Most IC cards require a security deposit of 500 yen when purchasing the card.

Research the many uses of IC Cards to help make your trip to Japan easier and more convenient.

Due to the global chip shortage, Welcome Suica IC cards are sold only at Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station.
Sales of PASMO PASSPORT IC cards will end in August 2024, with the possibility of earlier termination depending on the sales location.

  • Smartphone applications such as Mobile Suica and Mobile PASMO can continue to be used as usual through Apple Pay with iPhone 8 or later models, or Google Pay with some Android smartphones.
  • Other IC cards being sold outside the Tokyo area such as ICOCA and TOICA will continue to be available in each region.
  • Please refer to the official website for more information.
    Welcome Suica https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/welcomesuica/welcomesuica.html
    PASMO PASSPORT https://www.pasmo.co.jp/visitors/en/

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