The prepaid transportation card is a very handy item in Japan as I told on this page,
you can get it very easily everywhere in Japan if there is a public transportation system.
But don’t you want the special prepaid transportation card for the memory of your dream journey?
“PASMO PASSPORT”, the special prepaid transportation card is made for overseas travelers who visit Japan for a short time.
If you want to know how the prepaid transportation card works in Japan, read this page first.
What is “PASMO PASSPORT”
“Pasmo Passport” is named by the issuing company, Pasmo company, which means the company hopes the card will be your second passport while visiting Japan.
The card design is super cute using popular three Sanrio characters, Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, and Japanese representative sightseeing spots are the background of them.
As well as regular PASMO or other transportation cards, it can be used for trains and buses nationwide, also for shopping.
Moreover, you will get benefits from the stores when you show “Pasmo Passport”.
The different function of Pasmo Passport is valid for only 28 days and non-refundable.
The card is sold in major locations in the Tokyo metropolitan area, such as Narita & Haneda airports and Shinagawa station.
You are required to show the passport to purchase “Pasmo Passport”.
|The release date||September 1, 2019|
|Overview||Prepaid card capable for |
public transportations nationwide
|Applied for||Short-term travelers |
who have Non-Japanese passports
|The Price||¥2,000 |
(the initial charged money ¥1,500 + the issuing fee ¥500)
|The valid period||28 days|
|Keisei Electric Railway|
|Narita Airport terminal 2 station |
Narita Airport station
|Keikyu Tourist |
|Haneda Int’ airport |
|Commuter Pass sales office||Ueno Station, |
Ikebukuro Station (Marunouchi Line / Yurakucho Line),
Akasaka Mitsuke Station,
Meiji Jingumae Station,
|Tokyo Metropolitan |
Bureau of Transportation
|Tourist Information center||UenoOkachimachi (Oedo-Line)|
|WANDER COMPASS SHIBUYA||Shibuya station|
Narita Airport Terminal 2 station
Go to “SKYLINER & KEISEI INFORMATION CENTER” at Narita Airport Terminal 2, which is located just in front of the train gates, and the next to JR EAST travel center.
When you get to the arriving terminal, follow the sign said “Train”.
The train stations and “Skyliner & Keisei information canter” are located at B1F.
You can’t bring the cart into the information center, leave the cart before getting in the line.
Again, the staff will ask you to show the passport.
The total price is ¥2,000 (the initial charged money ¥1,500 + issuing fee of ¥500).
How to charge money
You can charge money on the card at
- Ticket vending machine in train stations throughout Japan
- Convenience stores
- Change the language setting and make sure the payment. (Cash or credit card)
- Select the “IC card” section.
- Insert your IC card.
- Press the “Charge” button.
- Select money how much you want to add on, and pay.
When you are leaving…
“Pasmo Passport” is NOT REFUNDABLE, it’s better to not leave balance on the card.
How to check the balance on the card?
- A quick-look the scanner display on the ticket gate
- A ticket vending machine
- An IC card charge machine
- A drink vending machine with IC card reader
- Check a receipt when you shop at a convenience store
- ATM machine at Seven-eleven (Seven Bank)
How to shop with Pasmo Passport at the store
You can shop for products with Pasmo Passport if shops say “IC card payment”.
At the cashier, tell them that you want to pay with Pasmo Passport.
Then touch a reader on the counter.
How to buy drinks from the vending machine
Find a vending machine that is available for IC card payment.
You will see the IC card reader on the machine.
- Touch your Pasmo Passport on the reader
- Select the one you want to drink
- Touch your Pasmo Passport again
Bring Pasmo Passport Home with you
Bring Pasmo Passport home with you as one of the special memory of your dream Japan trip.
Not as a regular Pasmo, you can’t use this again when you come back to Japan next time.