PASMO can be used as a regular or commuter ticket on railways and buses in the greater Tokyo area, including Keikyu and lines covered by Suica (such as JR-East). It is a very convenient card, as it can also be used for shopping!
PASMO can be purchased or charged at train stations, bus company business offices, etc.
How to buy PASMO
PASMO can be purchased at train stations, bus company business offices, etc. The desired amount to be charged can be selected from units of ¥1,000, ¥2,000, ¥3,000, ¥4,000, ¥5,000 and ¥10,000.
*A ¥500 deposit is included in the purchase price. (The deposit will be refunded when PASMO is returned.)
PASMO can be used even inside a holder by touching it to the ticket gate's IC reader.
Stations with Simplified Ticket Gates
Firmly touch your PASMO parallel to the ticket gate's IC reader (the blue lighted surface) to confirm your entry to and exit from the train station.
When you do not firmly touch your card, a different route from your actual route may be charged to your card or you may not be able to use your card correctly on the next occasion.
You can use PASMO on buses too. To use your PASMO, firmly touch it parallel to the fare machine's IC reader.
When using on a bus
To use PASMO on buses requiring payment in advance, touch your card to the fare machine's IC reader upon boarding. On buses requiring payment at the end of your ride, touch your card to the reader upon boarding and again when you're getting off.
*If you require a fare statement when paying the fare for a number of persons, please ask the driver before touching the reader.
Method of Payment Before Riding
Method of Payment After Riding
(When getting off, the appropriate fare for your ride will be deducted from your SF balance.)
PASMO can be used at shops and automatic vending machines within stations and in towns where PASMO or Suica is accepted.
How to use at shops
How to use at automatic vending machines
Select the product you want and firmly touch your PASMO onto the IC card reader.
*Cannot be combined with cash.
When you no longer need your PASMO
You can receive a refund.
Please contact the nearest business operator accepting PASMO to receive a refund of your SF balance after a fee is deducted and your ¥500 deposit.
When your PASMO is no longer usable
When you cannot use your PASMO due to some reason, it can be reissued.
If you lose your PASMO
This card cannot be reissued if lost.
This is the symbol of transport-based IC cards which can be used interchangeably nationwide.
*Information valid as of April 1st, 2014. Subject to change.