Tokyo Subway Tickets 東京地下鉄

  • Published on : 21/12/2016
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Japan Subway Systems: How to get around in Tokyo

Read information on the various Tokyo subway tickets available including Pasmo and Suica IC cards, one-day tickets and special tickets for foreign visitors.

Suica Card

A Suica card requires a 500 yen deposit when first issued, but the 500 yen is refundable when you have finished with it. The Suica card is usable on JR East lines in Tokyo metropolitan area, all Tokyo subway lines, buses and the Tokyo Monorail that runs between Haneda Airport and Tokyo. Outside Tokyo, the Suica can be used on some transport networks in Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Tōkai, west Japan and Kyushu.

The Suica can be used in many station kiosks and regular convenience stores to purchase goods.


The Suica card, recognizable by its green color and baby penguin.

The Suica card, recognizable by its green color and baby penguin.


Pasmo Card

The Pasmo IC Card allows users to ride Tokyo Metro subways and many other trains and buses within Japan.

The Pasmo card can be bought at Tokyo Metro IC ticket vending machines, Tokyo Metro stations and Tokyo Metro Pass Offices.

The Pasmo can be used in many station kiosks, vending machines and regular convenience stores to purchase goods. If you purchase a Pasmo Card and no longer need it you can return it to a station office for a refund of the remaining balance and the 500 yen deposit.

Pasmo cards can be used all over Japan

Pasmo cards can be used all over Japan

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Tokyo Subway App

The Tokyo Subway Navigation App can be downloaded from the Apple Store and the Android App is available on Google Play. The App provides information on routes, times and fares for Tokyo's subways. Just enter the subway station you are departing from and your destination. The time, number of transfers and the fare are displayed.

One Day Open Tickets

The Tokyo Metro 24-hour ticket is priced 600 yen for adults and 300 yen for children. It is valid on all Tokyo metro lines for 24 hours from the time the ticket is used. There are same-day tickets which must be used on the day of purchase and advance tickets which must be used within 6 months of purchase.

Tokyo Subway exit guide

Tokyo Subway exit guide

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1- 2- or 3-Day Tokyo Subway Passes For Foreign Visitors

The Tokyo subway lines offer limited-time passes that cover all lines, both Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway. There are three passes available: 24-Hour, 48-Hour, and 72-Hour.

The 24-Hour Tokyo Subway Ticket costs 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for 11 years old or under, and will save you money if you get on and off a subway train at least five times in 24 hours.

1-Day Tokyo Subway Pass

1-Day Tokyo Subway Pass

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Get a SUICA card to use Tokyo Subway smoothly

  • Included : Can be used as an electronic walletPre-charged and ready to useValid in Tokyo and other major cities

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