Japanese IC Cards Are Not Just for Train Travel! Everything You Need to Know About Suica, Pasmo, and More

So you’re planning a trip abroad in Japan and heard about the excellent train system, but are uncertain how to ride the rails effectively. Opting for the JR Pass is a great idea, but it can be a bit expensive for some people, and the maximum amount of time for use is 21 days. Surely there must be another convenient option for transportation. Enter the IC card, a quick and easy way to access public transport in most major cities across Japan. Today we will be looking into what kinds of IC cards there are, how to get one, and its other uses outside train travel.

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