questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

any other passes?

any other passes?

hi there,

i'll be going to Tokyo (Narita) from 28Dec - 7 Jan. We will mostly be staying within Tokyo, except a day trip to Hakone and another day for Disneyland. Was wondering if there's a need to get the JR Rail Pass since we are not going to Kyoto anymore (via shinkansen). And if that's the case, is there another cheaper pass for use within Tokyo for 10 days? Or should i be getting the Suica card? Thanks!

cobi
cobi

Hi there!

If you stay locally in Tokyo it is generally better to buy tickets locally or better yet use a Suica card to move around. There are multiple transport companies in Tokyo.

Something you may be interested in is a Tokyo Metro All Day Pass for 710 yen which allows for unlimited Metro Travel within Tokyo for a single day. It's a good deal when you go sightseeing.

For the rest, Suica is your friend. It is accepted virtually everywhere and makes for very convenient travel.

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Daniel-san
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thank you Daniel-san!

Then should i just purchase the SUICA + N'EX round trip package (Green Car @ JPY8000)? This way i secure return trips to and from Narita airport. And I will be able to use the SUICA card to travel to Hakone and Disneyland as well, as long as the card has sufficient value?

Does the SUICA card cover other Metro/Subway Travel as well?

cobi
cobi

Yes getting a Suica + N'EX package is a great idea, either Green or Ordinary class. Which includes a discounted ticket on the Narita Express and the Suica card is very convenient too. It is valid on pretty much every kind of transport method in Tokyo (even some taxis) and removes the need to buy separate tickets completely.

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Daniel-san
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