Much easier of exchanging trains in Japan
New service has started in Japan on March 23rd, 2013.
Using "Suica" or "Pasmo"pre-paid cards is popular for Tokyo visitors.
Now these cards can be used in Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo.
For example, you can use these cards;
From New Chitose Airport to Sapporo
From Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) to wherever Tokyo Metropolitan area, like Shinagawa or Hamamatsu-cho
From Kansai International Airport to JR Osaka.
Following cards also cane used as same as Suica and Pasmo.
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