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How to buy discounted passes: Ticket counters

2018/07/20

Discounted passes are special tickets so sometimes you will have to buy it at ticket counters. Cases are different depending on the type and issuing company of the pass, but we will introduce the basic steps to you.

Basic steps

There are 3 main steps.

1. Tell the staff the name, date and the number of ticket you want.
2. Make a payment.
3. Get your discounted pass!

※Cases differ slightly depending on the type and issuing company of the pass.

Step 1.

Tell the staff at the counter the name and the number of ticket you want to buy. Don't forget to also tell them the date if you want to have it specified.
※Please remember to present your passport to the staff when buying passes limited to foreign tourists.

Step 2.

Make a payment. Although stations where credit card payment is acceptable are increasing in number, it is still incompatible for some counters. Please prepare some cash just in case.

Step 3.

Get the ticket and start your trip!
Sometimes you will receive free special brochure or map along with the ticket.

Things may be difficult to figure out at first, but you will definitely get help from people around. Enjoy your travel and make a lot of special memories!

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