erica
erica
about 3 years ago
20 responses

Hi,
I read about the convenience of using prepaid cards in Japan.
I will be visiting Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo.
Can you recommend what type of prepaid card I should get for each area
and where to buy it?
Thank you
regards
Erica

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Daniel-san
15896 posts
about 3 years ago
Expert

Hi Erica,

These days cards can be used interchangeable and all work the same. Just pick one up and use it everywhere.

In Osaka/Kyoto the most used card is called ICOCA while PASMO and Suica are frequently used around Tokyo. You can buy them at any ticket window.

For further reading see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/benefits-of-prepaid-travelcards

Hope this helps,
Daniel


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