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How to buy tickets: Ticket machines

March 25, 2019
NIPPON HODAI
We will introduce you to the way of buying tickets from ticket machines. Although tickets which you can buy by credit card are increasing in number, there are still many that are not compatible. Please prepare some cash just in case (1-yen coins and 5-yen coins cannot be used).

1. Check the ticket fare

1. Check the ticket fare
Usually there is a route map or a list of station names posted above or around the ticket-vending machines. Find the name of your destination and the number you see alongside the station name is the fare.
 

2. Select the language

2. Select the language
Choose the language by pressing the language selection button on the ticket-vending machine. There are more and more machines now that are compatible in not Japanese and English but also Chinese and Korean!
 

3. Select the amount

3. Select the amount
You will see a list of fare on the screen. Press the button of the fare you have checked in “Check the ticket fare”.
 

4. Put in the money

4. Put in the money
Put in the designated amount and have your ticket issued!
 

5. Get the ticket

5. Get the ticket
Change will come out together with the ticket. Don't forget to take them!
 

If things do not go well…

If things do not go well…
If you have troubles buying the ticket, try to press the call button or go to the ticket counter directly for help!