A whole variety of one day passes is available for the Tokyo area. One day passes are sold at train stations and vending machines and are valid on one calendar day.
• Tokyo Free Kippu (1580 Yen)
Unlimited use of all subway lines (Toei and Tokyo Metro) and JR trains in the central Tokyo area on one calendar day. It is also valid on buses and streetcars operated by Toei.
• Toei and Tokyo Metro One-Day Economy Pass (1000 Yen)
Unlimited use of all subway lines (Toei and Tokyo Metro) on one calendar day.
• Tokyo Metro One-Day Open Ticket (710 Yen)
Unlimited use of Tokyo Metro subway lines on one calendar day. Note that this covers only eight of Tokyo's twelve subway lines, i.e. the ones operated by Tokyo Metro.
• Toei One-Day Economy Pass (700 Yen)
Unlimited use of Toei subway lines, buses and streetcars on one calendar day. Note that this covers only four of Tokyo's twelve subway lines, i.e. the ones operated by Toei.
• Tokunai Pass (730 Yen)
Unlimited use of JR trains in the central Tokyo area on one calendar day.
• Holiday Pass (2300 Yen)
Unlimited use of local and rapid JR trains in the greater Tokyo area (including Yokohama and Kamakura) on one calendar day. It can only be used on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and certain holiday seasons. Click here for more details.
Prepaid cards don't give you any discounts, but they make the process of taking trains easier, as you do not always need to buy a ticket before riding a train. Prepaid cards can be purchased at vending machines.
• Passnet (1000, 3000 or 5000 Yen)
Passnet are prepaid cards that can be used on almost all trains and subways in the Tokyo area with the prominent exception of JR trains. They are available for 1000 Yen, 3000 Yen and 5000 Yen. To use Passnet, insert the card into the ticket gates, and the required fee will be withdrawn automatically. If the remaining amount on the card is not sufficient anymore, you can use it at vending machines to buy another ticket.
• Suica (from 500 Yen)
Suica is the prepaid card that can be used on all JR trains in the Tokyo area. To use Suica, you do not insert your card into the ticket gate slot, but only hold it close to the Suica sensor, which is attached to the ticket gate. The required fee will then be automatically withdrawn. If you purchase a Suica card, the minimum amount is 500 Yen. If the card gets empty, you can recharge it.
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