5 things you should know before getting on a train in Tokyo

1) Different tickets for different train operators

There are several train operators on Tokyo’s transport system: two subway operators, JR, and a few private railway companies. You must buy a ticket for each operator unless you have a special ticket for travelling on the trains of two connected operators. Consider buying a prepaid card, such as Suica or Pasmo.

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