Prepaid Subway Cards

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Prepaid Subway Cards

JR East offers Suica, a rechargeable debit card in Tokyo that can be used on JR and non-JR trains and subways, and is also accepted for payment at convenience stores and some vending machines. PASMO, another rechargeable prepaid card in Tokyo, is identical to Suica. You will need to pay a nonreturnable ¥500 to be issued either card, but it’s worth it for the flexibility to flit between all of Tokyo’s transportation networks. The one-day Holiday Pass works in the entire Tokyo–JR network on holidays, weekends, and the summer holiday period (July 20–August 31). Tokyo's other one-day passes include the Tokunai Pass for JR lines and the Tokyo Furii Kippu, which also covers subways and buses.

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