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The prepaid Suica card

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Suica Card

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The prepaid Suica card can be used on JR East trains, subways and buses.

The prepaid Suica card

The Suica card is a prepaid smart card that allows you to use most public transport (metro, trains, buses, monorail) in Japan.The card is debited for every trip or purchase you make when you touch the card to the reader.The Suica card was created by JR East, but can also be used throughout Japan on the other prepaid card networks like Pasmo.

  • The Suica card is already loaded and ready to use. You can add more credit if needed during your stay. 
  • One Suica card per person is enough: once the credit runs out, you can reload the card as many times as you like at the train station. 

VALIDITY OF THE SUICA CARD

TRANSPORT

The Suica card can be used on public transportation in most regions of Japan :

- in the subway
- in buses
- on all local trains

To learn more, visit the official website: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html#suicaMap

Please note that the Suica card does not work on express trains, shinkansen, long distance buses (highway buses) or airport shuttles.
OTHER USES

The card also functions as an electronic wallet. You can make small purchases on trains, in vending machines, convenience stores and restaurants displaying the following symbols.

It can also be used to pay for taxis and lockers at stations.

Terms and Conditions

  • The Suica card is ready to use and already credited with 2,000 yen (including a 500 yen obligatory deposit). The deposit can only be claimed back in Tokyo, run by JR East stations. 
  • You can also keep your Suica card for future travel. It will remain valid for 10 years. 
  • The Suica cards we offer are non-registered and for adults only. Children's Suica cards can be purchased directly in Japan.

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