Answered 8 months ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Usage-wise there is virtually no difference. The only real difference is that if you choose to refund yourPasmo card, there is no refund charge. Suica and other cards will pickpocket you up to 220 yen refund the balance.

Answered 8 months ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many train companies operating trains and subways in Tokyo. Suica is issued by JR and Pasmo is by other train companies. When you actually use it to pass the gate of trains/buses or use that to buy something at stores, there are no differences. I like the design of suica card better, th...

Answered 8 months ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

I believe you have your question answered, but just to be clear, there are no train tickets with the rail pass. There are seat reservations you can make with an activated pass, and you can reserve seats up to a month in advance. You can easily check rail schedules, transfer info and fares on Hype...

Answered 8 months ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

Group Three Group Three, Lived in Japan

Sorry I just reread your question and thought I may not have clearly answered your question.You cannot get Shinkansen tickets online. You can order and receive a voucher online that you will have to personally redeem for your railpass at one of the major train stations after you arrive in Japan. ...

Answered 8 months ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

Group Three Group Three, Lived in Japan

March is a beautiful time to visit and possibly see the cherry blossoms in Japan!  You should make your seat reservations in advance after activating your rail pass. This will dramatically increase your chances of keeping everyone together. If you are flying into Narita and plan to activate your ...

Answered 11 months ago

I'll be visiting Tokyo, Japan for my first time Oct 19 - Nov 4 what should I see and do while i'm there?

Dhaval(ダワル) Dhaval(ダワル), Living in Japan

Wow..That’s the great time to visit Tokyo! You can see early-autumn leaves in Tokyo, and some peak autumn at nearby tourist spots! In Tokyo, you can have Tokyo sightseeing, and along with that you can plan Tokyo outskirts, like: -          Kawagoe (known as little-edo) -          Nikko (famo...

Answered about 1 year ago

I am going to Japan for one week, landing in Tokyo. I'd like to know Hiroshima and Kyoto. What kind of transportation do you recommend if I have a limited budget? Thank you so much!

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. I believe the best way is to use Japan rail way pass. You can buy 1 ticket for 1 wk, 2wks or 3wks. The price for 1 wk is 29,110 YEN per adult. I know its not so cheap but you can take all train of JR train (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” and “MIZU...

Answered about 1 year ago

Hi, I read everywhere when you travel to Japan, travel light. We are going end of September for 4 weeks. How do I get clothes washed? Are there laundry shops? I don’t want to use the very expensive hotel laundry service.

Kento Omura Kento Omura, Living in Japan

Hi,there are many laundry shops in a big city like Tokyo and Osaka. If you stay hotels , should ask a hotel staff where laundromat is. When you go to laundry shops, should have one hundred yen coins at least five or six because one hundred yen coins are only available in many laundry shops. I hop...

Answered about 1 year ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

A day trip outside of Tokyo would give you a great experience out of the big city - Japan is not all Tokyo. Some places are Nikko, Hakone, the Fuji 5 Lakes area, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, Izu, Kamamura/Enoshima, Kawagoe, Takao, Okutama, Yokohama, the Ushiku Great Buddha, Nokogiriyama, Showa Kinen...

Answered about 1 year ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Susumu Matt Matsumoto Susumu Matt Matsumoto, Living in Japan

How about Kamakura? One hour from central Tokyo by train and there are many good temples and shrines. And there are good cafes as well where you can take rest. Kamakura was a capital city of Japan 800 years ago when Samurai started governing Japanese society.