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All About the Japanese IC Card and How to Get One

An IC (Integrated Circuit) card is a handy card that anyone staying in a city in Japan should have. They are easy to get and can be used in a variety of ways. Someone who is traveling around the city for a day will probably use their IC card at least once. So what is…

All You Need to Know about Smart Cards and How to Use them in Japan!

The convenience and safety features in smart cards have inarguably made a lot of people in Japan very happy. In a country where cash is the name of the game, smart cards are now making more Japanese people use digital money instead of physical money. What are smart cards? yourjapannow.com/ In Shinjuku Station alone, public…

10 Tips For Worry–Free Travel in Japan

Travelling in a foreign country may be rather challenging, especially if you do not speak its language. How to prepare for your trip in Japan and make it smoother than ever? 1. Rent a pocket WiFi jp.fotolia.com/ Mobile broadband services and plans are quite expensive in Japan. You should purchase or rent the ‘Pocket WiFi’…

Turn Japanese commuting into a piece of cake!

Have you ever wondered how Japanese people survive commuting and using public transportation when all the lines are operated by different companies? The answer is simple and with that you can even do shopping! What is the secret item, that practically all Japanese have? To get around, they are using cards called SUICA or PASMO…