No greater Tokyo pass than this!

Do you find it difficult to navigate Japan’s complex (and rather costly) public transportation system? If so, thank your lucky stars you can now buy the Greater Tokyo Pass for the most cost-effective and convenient way to travel ever!

The Greater Tokyo Pass is a transport ticket that offers the user three full days of unlimited rides on railways and streetcars across 12 companies and buses operated by 52 companies in the Kanto area. If you’re intending to head there during cherry blossom season, good news! The Greater Tokyo Pass will be available for sale just in time for the season from 1 Apr 2018 onwards.

P.S. If you need an idea of just how worth it this pass is, a trip from Narita International Airport to downtown Tokyo can set you back approximately JPY3,000!

Read on to find out how you can get your hands on one!

Where can I use my Greater Tokyo Pass?

Greater Tokyo Pass Route Map

Source: kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp

The Greater Tokyo Pass is valid for railways operated by the following 12 companies:

  • All Odakyu lines
  • Keikyu Line
  • Keio Line
  • Keisei Line* – includes train from Narita Airport to town
  • Sotetsu Line
  • Seibu Line
  • Tokyo Metro Line
  • Tokyu Line
  • Toei Subway
  • Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line)
  • Tobu Line
  • Minatomirai Line
  • Yokohama Municipal Subway

Passengers may incur a separate fee when using limited express trains requiring a fare and reserved seating.

*When travelling on the Narita Sky Access Line, you may use your pass between the following stations:
All stations of the Keisei Line (excluding the Hokuso Line section between Shinshibamata and Inba Nihon-idai Stations) and Narita Airport stations

The Greater Tokyo Pass is also valid for use on buses operated by 52 companies in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama.

Note: The Greater Tokyo Pass does not include travel on JR Lines. If you’re interested in JR Passes, check out this list of commonly asked questions on the JR Pass to decide if you need one for your next trip!

Where can I buy my Greater Tokyo Pass?

The Greater Tokyo Pass will launched on 1 Apr 2018 at the following locations:

Airport

StationLineLocation
Narita AirportKeisei LineSkyliner & Keisei Information Center
Skyliner Ticket Counter
Haneda AirportKeikyu LineKeikyu Tourist Information Center
Haneda Airport International Terminal

Tokyo Cities

StationLineLocation
Akasaka-mitsukeTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
AsakusaTobu LineTobu Tourist Information Center Asakusa
IidabashiTokyo metroCommuter Pass Ofice
IkebukuroSeibu LineSeibu Tourist Information Center Ikebukuro
Tokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office (Marunouchi Line/ Yurakucho Line)
Tobu LineTobu Tourist Information Center Ikebukuro
UenoKeisei LineSkyliner Ticket Counter (Keisei Ueno Station)
Tokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office/ Passenger Information Desk
Ueno-okachimachiToei SubwayCommuter Pass Office
EbisuTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
OtemachiTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
Omote-sandoTokyo MetroPassenger Information Desk
GinzaTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office/ Passenger Information Desk
ShinagawaKeikyu LineTakanawa Ticket Gate
Keikyu Tourist Information Center (open end April)
ShibuyaKeio LineCommuter Pass Office
Tokyu LineShibuya “Chikamichi” General Information
Shin-ochanomizuTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
ShinjukuOdakyu LineOdakyu Sightseeing Service Center Shinjuku West
Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center Shinjuku South
Keio LineCommuter Pass Office
Tokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office/ Passenger Information Desk
Shinjuyku-nishiguchiToei SubwayStation Master's Office
ShimbashiTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
Toei SubwayStation Master's Office
Seibu-ShinjukuSeibu LineLimited Express Ticket Office
Daimon
Toei SubwayOedo Line Station Master’s Office
TakadanobabaTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
Tokyo Tokyo Metro
Commuter Pass Office
TochomaeToei SubwayStation Master's Office
NihombashiTokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office
Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku)Tokyo MetroCommuter Pass Office

Kanagawa Prefecture

StationLineLocation
OdawaraOdakyuOdakyu Sightseeing Service Center Odawara
YokohamaKeikyuCentral Ticket Gate, Keikyu Corporation

How long is the pass valid for?

3 days from date of purchase. Your ticket is considered first used from the time of use.

Therefore, you should aim to use your pass as early in the day as possible in order to maximize its validity.

How much does it cost?

AdultJPY7,200
ChildJPY3,600

How do I use my Greater Tokyo Pass?

Greater Tokyo Pass Paper Ticket

Source: kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp

The Greater Tokyo Pass will be issued in the form of a paper ticket. This paper ticket cannot be used at automatic ticket gates and must be used at manned gates for railways only. If you’re using the Greater Tokyo Pass for travel on a bus, simply present your ticket to the attendant. You may be asked to present your passport for identity verification purposes.

What if I don’t use my Greater Tokyo Pass?

Travellers can refund their pass with a JPY220 service charge deducted from the price.

You can only refund your pass if it meets the following conditions:

  • The pass is refunded before start of travel
  • The pass is refunded within the period of validity

Is it worth it?

Interior of Tokyo Skyliner

Definitely!

If you need a sense of just how much money you’ll be saving, here’s how much it will cost you for single trip tickets in-between these famous Japanese landmarks.

Moreover, instead of buying multiple different passes, you can breeze through the gates with one single pass.

Narita International Airport to Tokyo StationJPY2,630
Shibuya Station to Narita International Airport
JPY3,190
Shinjuku Station to Haneda AirportJPY614
Shinjuku Station to YokohamaJPY550
Ueno Station to Tokyo Skytree (Oshiage Station)JPY269
Tokyo Skytree (Oshiage Station) to Ginza StationJPY299
Ginza Station to Shibuya Station
JPY195
Shibuya to TsukijiJPY195
Shibuya to ShinjukuJPY160

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