ニュースレターれすぱす

May 2022

Our monthly online newsletter,"L'ESPACE".
L'ESPACE is a diverse French word that means place,area,cosmos,and gap.

Tips for Tokyo Life

Provides information in plain Japanese to foreign residents in Tokyo.
Presents practical information and pointers useful in daily life.

Our Tokyo

IC Card Pass

IC card passes allow you to get on and off of trains, subways and buses without purchasing a ticket. Suica and PASMO (passes) are available in the Tokyo area.

Benefits of IC Cards

  • You may get on and off rides smoothly, without having to check the fare needed for your destination.
  • IC fares are often cheaper than regular ticket fares.
  • They can be used in vending machines in stations, as well as in convenience stores.

How to Purchase an IC Card

  • Available at ticket machines or station counters.
  • When first purchasing an IC card, a deposit of 500 yen is required. (When you return the IC card, the deposit will be refunded.)
  • To start, top up your IC card at a ticket machine in a station.

Notes

  • Watch out for short balances.
  • Do not lose your card.
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