The ODAKYU Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Keio Corporation, Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Keikyu Corporation, SAGAMI RAILWAY Co., Ltd., SEIBU RAILWAY Co.,Ltd., TOKYU CORPORATION, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd., Bureau of Transportation,Tokyo Metropolitan, TOBU RAILWAY CO.,LTD., Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company, Transportation Bureau, City of Yokohama and Yokohama City(hereinto implementing companies) planned an IC card ticket "WELCOME KANTO PASMO" for foreign customers who visit Japan, which will be released in certain railway stations starting from December 25, 2018(Tuesday).
This was planned so that foreign customers could also actively use the already widely favored “PASMO” card to enjoy travel more conveniently and comfortably.
For the card’s face design, a beckoning cat and Mt. Fuji decorate a cherry-blossom patterned background, creating an atmosphere of parts of Japan specific to the Kanto region. This design of the card also allows it to be enjoyed as a part of the memory of one’s travels. With just this one card, besides using it on IC card friendly railways and buses in the Kanto area, it can also be used as electronic currency while shopping as well as repeatedly and seamlessly by charging. Additionally, by presenting the face of the card, benefits such as discounts can be received at certain regional stores.
A limited 30,000 cards will be sold at certain Tokyo stations in addition to the railway station at Narita Airport and Haneda Airport. The sales overview of "WELCOME KANTO PASMO" is as follows.
“WELCOME KANTO PASMO”
December 25, 2018 (Tuesday) through July 31, 2019 (Wednesday)
*However, sales will end when stock at each sale place has sold out.
In addition to the Kanto region, it can also be used for railways, buses corresponding to IC cards nationwide, and as electronic currency while shopping. There are discounts and other privileged benefits by presenting the face of the card.
Foreign Travelers Visiting Japan
1 Card 2,000 yen (500 yen deposit + 1,500 SF) (Adult only)
Purchase by Japanese currency only
Limited to 30,000 cards
【Haneda Airport】SOLD OUT
【Tokyo Metropolitan Arera】
At the point of sales area, passports will be checked to confirm that customers are foreign travelers, and the card will be sold by attaching a specialized mount. One card is sold per person.
By showing the face of the card, there will be an exclusive "WELCOME KANTO PASMO" discount held at facilities and stores in Ueno, Asakusa and Akihabara.
For further details, we plan to direct you to our homepage (external website) listed below. These benefits will be valid until August 31st 2019. (This will be accessible from the sales start date)
The detailed guide to this card will be on the PASMO official homepage listed below. (This will be accessible from the sales start date)