Pasmo Passports launch in Japan

TOKYO, 16 August 1 2019: A new smart train card for short-term travellers to Japan will launch 1 September.

The Pasmo Passport will be valid for 28 days with points of sales in key stations in the Tokyo Metropolitan area including terminals at Narita and Haneda airports.

Visitors have to show their passports when purchasing the card after arrival in Japan.

The card enables e-money transactions throughout the public transit system and can be used for IC card-compatible trains and buses as well as for making purchases at shops.

Cardholders can top up the card without limits and train and bus stations as well as shopping malls.

The card is available for foreign visitors on a short-term stay in Japan priced at  ¥2,000 (¥1,500 for use + ¥500 issuance fee).