Travel Guide: Japan – The One about How To Find Out Your Suica/Pasmo IC Card Balance If You Live Outside of Japan

I have written about IC Cards, such as Suica and Pasmo. But let’s assume you are planning to go back to Japan and are not sure how much money you have on your IC Card. Fortunately, there is an app called Suica Reader and if you have a newer android phone like Samsung 7 or so, you can easily find out how much yen you have on your card. Here […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One about the IC Transportation Card (Suica and Pasmo)

If you are traveling Japan, aside from your passport and your JR Pass, one of the most important things to do, once you arrive in Japan, is to get an IC Transportation Card that will allow you travel in Japan. The first thing to do either prior to your trip or at the airport is to at least have around Y10,000 yen ready ($100 US) or at least Y2000 minimum. […]