IC cards in Japan are a convenient item that almost all locals in cities have. They are rechargeable cards that can be used to pay public transportation fares, and to make payments at vending machines(recent ones) and kiosks at stations and an increasing number of shops and restaurants even outside stations.
In Kansai region, they will test-market a new IC card for foreign tourists named “KANSAI ONE PASS” from April. The valid area of this card will be the areas covered by ICOCA and PiTaPa (current IC cards used in Kansai regions).
In addition to using “KANSAI ONE PASS” as an IC card, the card holder will get discounts and other benefits at around 90 shops and tourist sites including 41 shops in Kansai International Airport. The IC card comes with a Kansai region train map. Their mobile site and the train map are available in English, Traditional and Simplified Chines, and Korean. Non-Japanese passport will be required for the purchase.
KANSAI ONE PASS
(Deposit 500 yen + 2500 yen)
From April 8
At Kansai Airport station and other major stations
April 8, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Top image: 関西経済連合会
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