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how to switch between jr and non jr stations

How to switch between jr and non jr stations

Hi Daniel San,

From getting one place to another, how do we purchase tickets if we are taking a jr train, followed by a city metro? Do we have to tap out of the jr station and purchase new tickets for the metro?



Hi there,

Each transport company within Japan requires a different ticket. This means that you have to buy a seperate tickets if you for instance transfer from the JR to the Metro.

Many stations have a ticket gate where you transfer from one part to the other part of the station.

Hope this helps,

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