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monthly tokyo pass

Monthly Tokyo Pass

Myself and my girlfriend are staying near Yakuendai Station and want to travel to Akihabara almost every day for a month while we are there (January 9th to February 9th).

Being able to explore elsewhere would be a bonus; but not critical.

We can bike it part way to a nearby station like Tsudanuma Station if needed.

What are our best (cheapest) options? Is there a monthly pass that we can use in this situation?


Hi Wex,

I would indeed recommend using your bike to travel to TSUDANUMA and use a monthly pass from there (which is ¥ 13,300). This is by far the more economic option, because Yakuendai is served by the Keisei Railway which is a different company than JR and transferring all the time can cost a lot of extra money. By bicycling you can save about 5,000yen on a monthly basis.

Alternatively you could travel by bike to TSUDANUMA and buy a JR Tokunai pass from there (¥ 730 yen) these are day passes which allow for unlimited travel in all 23 wards of Tokyo on JR lines. This would cost more than a money pass Tsudanuma - Akihabara but is still cheaper that buying single tickets for a return each day (¥900). The great advantage here is that you can see all of Tokyo at the same time.

Here's a great video by Gajinpot explaining the Tokunai ticket.

Hope this helps!


That's brilliant. We will probably go with the Tokunai ticket as we may not be travelling every day and it allows us a bit more freedom. Thank you.


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