IC-Card

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Travel like a local with an IC Transport Card.

IC Transport Cards are also the essential companion to your Japan Rail Pass.

The Japan Rail Pass is great for travelling long distances, giving you unlimited travel on many trains across the country – including almost all bullet trains. What the Japan Rail Pass doesn’t cover is most subway networks and other public transport, and it can often be time-consuming and confusing trying to work out which ticket to buy for which train line when they are all owned by different companies.

IC Transport Cards are an easy and efficient way to resolve this issue, and are valid on almost every subway line, monorail, train, and most buses in Tokyo, as well as almost all public transport in the city areas shown on the map below. Notable exceptions are Kyoto buses, and trams in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

IC cards are branded under 10 different names depending upon the city in which they were issued, but they are all interchangeable and can be used countrywide. You will see PASMO, Suica, and Icoca – but since our Japan office is based in Nagoya, we will provide you with Manaca.

IC cards can be purchased once you arrive in Japan.

We guarantee this card will make your time in Japan more enjoyable, more relaxing and more productive.

The manaca card means you don't need to think about which ticket to buy or which line is owned by which company, giving you more time to enjoy your sightseeing. It also includes the following benefits:

  • Simple tap-in, tap-out system
  • Pre-loaded with 3500yen and ready for use
  • Can be used for most airport transfers
  • Accepted on virtually every train and subway line in and around Tokyo, plus buses
  • It can even be used in some taxis, shops and vending machines
  • Valid for greater Tokyo region - Nikko, Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama etc
  • Can be used in such tourist centres as Osaka, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Sendai and Sapporo
  • Simple top-up at automatic machines, in English

Please note that you are only able to get a refund on unused credit and/or the 500 yen deposit on the card in the Nagoya area. You cannot get a refund in Tokyo or other areas. Please be sure to consider this when topping up your card. Please also be aware that we are unable to offer a refund on unused or returned cards.

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379