An IC card will become your most treasured possession during your stay in Japan. Use it to swiftly transfer between train lines and hop gracefully 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 take on the IC card—each adorned with a catchy name and obligatory 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.