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Where do i buy Suica card?

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Where do i buy Suica card?

Visiting Tokyo for 7 days with husband and kids (11&13) in the end of August. I was looking forward to go see Mt. Fuji, but JR Passes are so expensive, for all of us $900! Yikes! And i got so overwhelmed and confused by reading gazillion of posts on travel in/out of Tokyo. So, i settled just on staying in Tokyo. We will be staying near Ueno Zoo. Anyway, i am asking all experts on Tokyo to please post the links to my question: where do i buy Suica Card? And do i need to buy a separate card for my kids and husband? We are flying into Narita.

ARIGATO for your help.

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1. Re: Where do i buy Suica card?

Yes. you will need a separate card for each. Buy at any JR station. Or buy a Pasmo card--they're interchangeable--if you're taking a Keisei train to Ueno. The easiest will be at the airport when you buy your ticket into the city--they can help you with details including the child's one for the 11-year old.

You can see Mt. Fuji without a JR Pass (if the weather cooperates--it often does not). See http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6906.html and http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5200.html but my preferred day trips are Nikko and Kamakura. Japan Guide has pages on them. Also Nihon Minkaen, a collection of old houses; you can see it as a half-day trip.

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2. Re: Where do i buy Suica card?

The JR passes offer HUGE savings if used properly. Maybe for around Tokyo excursions the three-day Tokyo-wide pass might suit for some day-trips. For a short trip (like to Fuji) the 7-day National pass is completely the wrong tool for the job - ordinary train tickets are more appropriate.

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3. Re: Where do i buy Suica card?

Yes, buy Paso card, as follows, when you take Keisei Skyliner Express from Keisei Narita Airport station to Keisei Ueno station.


You should go to Lake Kawaguchiko to see Mt. Fuji by a highway bus from the Express Bus Terminal (BUSTA) in front of the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station. It takes only 1,750 yen and @2 hours oneway. It's good to stay one night at an Onsen Ryokan there as follows.


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4. Re: Where do i buy Suica card?

You can get either card at many train stations or just get at the airport before going to the city.

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