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Tokyo’s JR East Trains - How to Buy Train Tickets and Super Convenient “SUICA” IC Transportation Card



28. April. 2020

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Amongst Tokyo’s train companies the JR East trains are the most used in Tokyo city. JR East operates many different train lines and the most popular with tourists are the Yamanote Line (green), the Chuo Line (yellow and orange), and the Narita Express which links Tokyo to Narita International Airport.

You will need to purchase a ticket or an IC card before you can get on a JR East train, so we have written this article to help introduce how to purchase a normal ticket, and also how to purchase and use the very handy SUICA IC transportation card.

Tokyo’s JR East trains - how to buy train tickets and how to buy and use the super convenient “SUICA” IC transportation card!


  • How to purchase tickets
  • What is SUICA?
  • How to buy a SUICA IC card
  • How to charge your SUICA card.
  • JR East Deals

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