When planning your trip to Tokyo, researching the different passes and discounts available for trains, attractions etc, is quite a daunting task. These discounts and passes are a great way of saving money as we travel throughout Tokyo, and other areas of Japan. Most people only know about and recommend the Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass for short). But there are so many more passes on offer, more suited for travelling within Tokyo and the Kanto region. As a JR pass does not cover all the train lines, buses etc combining passes can help you save a lot of money.
I have made this guide to help my fellow travelers save time, and money while planning their trip to Tokyo, Japan. This Tokyo Discounts & Travel Passes guide was made after a few weeks of researching online, visiting tourism offices in Japan, and visiting the ticket offices at different train lines and attractions to discuss what options are available. The last 2 being unavailable to those in Japan can make planning ahead quite difficult.
My guide includes passes for the Japan Rail Lines, Tokyo Metro Lines, Airport transfers, Rinkai Line, and more.
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I hope you find this form useful. Please note that passes and discounts are subject to change, expire etc. Some passes are only available throughout certain times of the year. If you have any questions about specific passes please contact the company that manages the pass. Please always check that the pass you are purchasing will be valid for your visit to Japan and that you meet all the requirements (e.g. Non-Japanese passport).
If you find a pass is no longer available, please let me know in the comments below so I can update the guide. Thanks and enjoy your time in Tokyo, Japan.
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