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pasmo or jr pass

Pasmo or JR Pass


I'm going to be travelling only in Tokyo area. Should i be getting Pasmo or JR Pass instead ? I would like to go around without having to purchase different tickets.

Thanks for your help.


Hi there,

I would stick to buying normal tickets (or an IC card like Pasmo) if you only plan to stay around Tokyo. A JR Pass is best used for longer distances.

IC are basically the same these days, the Pasmo, Suica or any other major IC card can be used interchangeably.

Hope this helps,


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