Tokyo Subway UNLIMITED Pass: How to Get and How Much You Can Save
You can move around Tokyo by Tokyo Metro as you like with the Tokyo subway pass for only JPY800!!
You can move around Tokyo by Tokyo Metro lines as you want with the unlimited Tokyo Subway Pass for only 800 yen!!
Tokyo Subway Ticket is a must-buy subway pass if you come to Japan to mainly travel Tokyo. You can save your money on travel and don’t need to buy train tickets all of the time with Tokyo Subway Ticket.
You can freely take Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines which offer subways running like spider web all around Tokyo. So it’s easy to access to almost all popular tourist sites in Tokyo with the two train services.
Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) may be a little more popular train pass than Tokyo Subway Ticket. JR Pass gives more benefits to travelers who travel a long distance, for instance to Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima from Tokyo.
On the other hand, travelers in Tokyo should get Tokyo Subway Ticket since using subways makes your travel much more smooth and easy.
Today, I’d like to introduce how to get, which kind of the pass you should buy and how much you can save.
Tokyo Subway 24-hour Ticket: JPY800 (Adult)/JPY400 (Child)
Tokyo Subway 48-hour Ticket: JPY1,200 (Adult)/JPY600 (Child)
Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket: JPY1,500 (Adult)/JPY750 (Child)
How much can you save?
This is the example of an itinerary you can get benefit with:
Tokyo Station (Nihonbashi Station) to Asakusa Station: JPY170 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
Asakusa Station to Ueno Station: JPY170 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
Ueno Station to Tsukiji Station: JPY170 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Tsukiji Station to Ginza Station: JPY170 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Ginza Station to Shibuya Station: JPY200 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
In conclusion, you should buy Tokyo Subway 24-hour day pass Ticket (JPY800) with that itinerary. Even though it costs less than JPY800 to move by subway a day, I recommend to get the ticket since it’s much hassle to purchase train tickets every time.
If you stay in Tokyo for multiple days, buy 48-hour Ticket or 72-hour Ticket which are cheaper than two or three 24-hour Tickets.
How to Get
You can have a chance to buy Tokyo Subway Ticket as long as you have a passport from overseas.
There are ticket counters in airports, major subway stations anybody stops once at least for traveling Tokyo and electronic retail stores.
For users of Narita Airport or Haneda Airport, it’s the most recommendable to purchase the ticket in the airports.
And you can reserve the ticket online!!
1. Airports:Haneda Airport (International Terminal Visitor Information Center)
Business hour: 5:30–25:00
Narita Airport (Keisei Bus Ticket Counter)
Business hour: 7:00–22:00
2. Tokyo Metro Pass Offices in the following stations:
Ueno/Nihombashi/Ikebukuro(Marunouchi Line)/Ikebukuro(Yurakucho Line)/Ginza/Shimbashi/Shinjuku/Ebisu/Iidabashi/Takadanobaba/Akasaka-mitsuke/Meiji-jingumae/Shin-ochanomizu/Otemachi/Tokyo
Business hour: 7:40-20:00
3. Tokyo Metro Tourist Information Centers in the following stations:
Business hour: 9:15-17:15
4. Electronic retail stores BIC CAMERA and Laox
BIC CAMERA Yurakucho Store/BICQLO BIC CAMERA Shinjuku East Store/BIC CAMERA Akasaka-mitsuke Station Store/BIC CAMERA Ikebukuro Main Store/BIC CAMERA Ikebukuro West Store/BIC CAMERA Shibuya East Store/BIC CAMERA Shibuya Hachikoguchi Store/BIC CAMERA Shinjuku Station East Store/BIC CAMERA Shinjuku West Store/BIC DRUG SHIDAX Shinjuku Central Road Store/BIC CAMERA Ikebukuro East Camera Store/BIC CAMERA AKIBA
Laox Akihabara Main Store/Laox Shinjuku Main Store/Laox Shinjuku East-exit Store/Laox Ginza Main Store/Laox Ginza EXITMELSA Store/Laox VenusFort store
For more details: https://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel/index.html
Getting Tokyo Subway Ticket is the first thing you should do when you come to Tokyo for sightseeing. It’s very easy to get it and use subway with it. Let’s beat Japanese complicated transportation system!!
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