Pasmo and Suica Cards: Tokyo Travel Magic (w/ Photo Instructions)

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Getting a re-loadable IC travel card for getting around Tokyo can save you time, money and most importantly, the embarrassment of lost tickets and flashing rejection from the ticket gates.
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Tickets are the worst: working out the place, the price and then remembering where you put the tiny piece of paper 25 minutes ago does not add to the fun of traveling. Luckily, to help with the crazy queues and busy rush hours of the Tokyo trains, IC cards have been created to give smooth access to all lines in Tokyo and beyond. Pasmo and Suica cards are the two Tokyo IC cards, but can be used in some other areas of Japan. They are basically the same thing, but offered by two different companies (more on this later).
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