Suica   スイカ

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In Tokyo's train stations, just pass the Suica terminals for the amount to be debited.

In Tokyo's train stations, just touch the Suica card to the readers on the gates for the amount to be debited.

Since 2013, the Suica card is compatible in all regions of Japan.

Since 2013, the Suica card is compatible for use in all regions of Japan.

Going everywhere

At first glance, it looks like a classic public transit card. But Suica is much more than that. With it, you can pay at the konbini, vending machines, or rent a locker.

In Japan, ticket prices depend on the distance. To avoid any extra charges and make sure you hit every stop, there is the Suica, a Japanese Navigo pass card and prepaid card.

Simple and effective

Suica stands for Super Urban Intelligent Card, and was established in 2001. Available for 2000円 (500円 deposit and 1500円 credit), you can find it at the airport (Narita and Haneda) and some major stations like Ueno. It works like a prepaid card and charging terminals are available in almost all stations. Please note, recharge terminals accept only cash. Once charged, the entire train and bus network is accessible.

More than a transport ticket

The other advantage of the Suica card is that it is a real wallet. Whether in a konbini to buy a snack or at a vending machine, you can use your Suica to pay for these as well. A practical aspect that appeals to Japanese is that some mobile phones have a Suica function.

A map to rule them all

In Japan, each region has its own transport card (Pasmo, SUGOCA, ICOCA among others). But since 2013, all cards work on all networks. The Suica gives access to all railways except in certain express and Shinkansen lines. By 2015, the bus network in Kyoto should be compatible with the Suica.

If you go to Japan, get a Suica card. And even if you have some money left over on the card at the end of your trip, it is valid for ten years!

Manual and use the Suica by GOOD LUCK JAPAN TRIP Bringer Japan


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