Using Japanese prepaid IC cards: PASMO, SUICA and ICOCA

International travel can be an intimidating experience for both the novice and seasoned adventurer. Japan, however, has taken steps to make internal transportation easy and stress-free, for Japanese residents and tourists alike. Learn to use IC Cards to make traveling throughout Japan metropolitan areas a breeze. Table of Contents1 What is an IC Card2 Where to buy an IC Card3 How to use IC cards in Japan4 PASMO card5 SUICA card5.1 SUICA vs PASMO6 ICOCA card7 Other IC cards8 Supplementing your Japan Rail Pass What is an IC Card Similar to those subway cards used in transportation systems around the … Continue reading Using Japanese prepaid IC cards: PASMO, SUICA and ICOCA