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No more ticket confusion - IC Cards in Japan

Do you also find it hard sometimes to get the right train ticket in Japan?
How much is it from here to there? With train line is it? JR line? Metro? Bus?

There is a very simple solution to that: IC Cards!

IC Cards in Japan

Easy Traveling with your IC Card

The IC card is a prepaid transportation card, that will make traveling in Japan so much easier! It will charge the right amount you need to pay for your train ride automatically and it works for almost every train line (except shinkansen or where there is a reserved seat involved)! And they can be used in city buses, convenience stores or vending machines, too!

Different areas in Japan offer different IC cards, but thankfully they all work around the whole country. While in the eastern part of Japan, like Tokyo, most people use a card called Suica, here in the west of Japan, like Kyoto, it is common to use the ICOCA card.

IC Cards in Japan

Get your IC Cards in Japan

The IC card is a prepaid transportation card, that will make traveling in Japan so much easier! It will charge the right amount you need to pay for your train ride automatically and it works for almost every train line (except shinkansen or where there is a reserved seat involved)! And they can be used in city buses, convenience stores or vending machines, too!

Different areas in Japan offer different IC cards, but thankfully they all work around the whole country. While in the eastern part of Japan, like Tokyo, most people use a card called Suica, here in the west of Japan, like Kyoto, it is common to use the ICOCA card.

IC Cards in Japan

When you Leave Japan...

Any unused credit that is on your card at the end of your Japan trip, you can get back at a ticket office of the company that issued your card! Another plus, even if there is not enough money on the card at the time you get inside the station, you can still ride the train and charged it later! Great for people who are often in a hurry to not miss their train (like me?).

Ask us at Guest House hachi where to get your IC Card in Japan and where you can use them.