Multi-day subway pass

It’s usually not a good idea to buy a day pass in Tokyo unless you make a very organized itinerary.

Each train and subway company sells their own day pass and they are about 700JPY.

If you can stay in one company all day, maybe a day pass is worth buying.

So you need to make a good plan beforehand.

There is a 1000JPY day pass good for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.

It’s also maybe a good choice.

However, Tokyo Metoro and Toei Subway recently started to sell discounted day passes for tourists coming outside Tokyo metropolitan area.

So the passes are not purchasable in the metropolitan area. You can get them at Narita and Haneda airports.

A day pass: 800JPY

A two-day pass: 1200JPY

A three-day pass: 1500JPY

Each ride is about 200JPY so they have a great value. Please don’t miss them.

SIM

Buying a SIM without a contract is not common in Japan.

There were prepaid cell phones before but they were used criminal activities and the goverment baned.

Now some companes started to sell a prepaid SIM in Japan.

But they are not for foreign tourists and only has Japanease instrustions.

Anyway, you can buy them at BIC CAMERA stores.

It’s about 4000JPY and good for 500MB.

You cannnot recharge it. If you would like to use it more, you need to move to a contract.

So it seems like a service to give customers a chance to test their SIM.

For activation, you need to make a call and resister your phone number.

Configuration on your device is also necessary.

So in Japan, still renting SIM or a mobile Wi-Fi router is more popular.