The Ultimate Guide; The prepaid transportation card in Japan
One of the things you need in Japan is the prepaid transportation card, called "IC card". Although you are a Japan Rail Pass holder, you can't travel without the IC card, because public transportations such as subways and city buses are very handy to see around IN THE CITY, and most of the cases, JR line covers lines as the connection of suburbs. Using the IC card is very common in Japan, it's rechargeable and refundable. Easy to get, easy to charge. In this site, I will explain what is the IC card, how it works and how to refund it before leaving Japan.