The Suica is a prepaid e-money card for moving around and shopping. There is no more need to buy a ticket from a vending machine. Just touch your Suica to the ticket gate and the fare is automatically deducted from your Suica. The Suica can be used not only for JR East trains, but subways and buses as well. See the Suica Map for transportation systems you can use with the Suica.
The Suica can also be used to pay for things with e-money. Buy soft drinks and coffee from vending machines and on the train. Even buy a newspaper at the station kiosk without fiddling for coins. For traveling in Japan, the Suica makes a more pleasant trip.
Sales prices starting April 2014
Prices include a deposit of 500 yen. The difference between the adult's card and the child's card is the amount deducted when using transportation.
When using a child's Suica card, the child's fare is deducted, and when using an adult's Suica card, the adult's fare is deducted.
The Suica can be purchased in major JR EAST stations at Multifunction Ticket Vending Machines, JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-madoguchi) and Travel Service Centers.
Additional tickets must be purchased to use the Suica for travel on a limited express, express or Green Car. The Suica cannot be used for travel on the Shinkansen.
The Suica cannot be used for continuous travel between areas. The use of transportation begun in one area must be ended in that area. When crossing from one area to another, first leave the ticket gate and then re-enter.
The Suica can be used wherever the below logos are displayed.
To get your wonderful picture postcards, present your receipt showing a Suica purchase of 500 yen or more along with a Suica pamphlet at one of two great malls in Tokyo: ecute Tokyo (located in JR Tokyo Station) or mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI (approximately 5 minutes walk from JR Akihabara Station).
A receipt showing a Suica purchase of at least 500 yen or more
Tokyo Station/Manseibashi Station
(in the old days)
Tokyo Station/mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI
A set of picture postcards
|Narita Airport Terminal 1||JR EAST Travel Service Center|
|Narita Airport Terminal 2||JR EAST Travel Service Center|
|JR EAST Travel Service Center
(Tokyo Monorail 2F Ticket Gate / Arrival Lobby)
|Tokyo||JR EAST Travel Service Center (Marunouchi North Exit)|
Gift redemption center:
Event space "ikisui"
Inside JR Tokyo Station
Only receipts from a shop in ecute Tokyo are valid for redemption at ecute Tokyo.
Gift redemption center:
Approximately 5 minutes walk from JR Akihabara Station
Only receipts from a shop in mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI are valid for redemption at mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI.