Suica Card Japan (Metro Card) : Reviews

2017
SEP
24
Brett (Butterwick, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Made travel in tokyo very easy.No worries crossing between different lines and adding credit is simple on english language friendly terminals."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Simplicity! Was able to purchase two cards for myself and wife before leaving home.After clearing customs at Haneda airport swiped card at barrier and boarded train while everyone else was exchanging money for yen to purchase train tickets.Easy to use and saves time and money.Have kept cards (good for ten years!) as I love Tokyo and it's people and hope to come back soon.
2017
JUN
08
Mira (BALACLAVA, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great to have this from the get go!"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Having this ready and 'charged' on arrival was terrific. Got us in to the city from Narita and was not hard to top up!
2017
APR
20
Ron (Ringwood North, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Very convenient and easy to use."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Easy to know how your costs are traveling and to top up at any station. Can use outside Tokyo including Kyoto metro.
2017
MAR
15
Daniel (Lorne, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"suica pass"

Value for money: 2/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Extremely helpful pass that works like a Myki card (Melb) or Oyster card (London). Basically use it on (almost) any form of transport and top up when you need to. Most of the locals use it. Be aware that you can buy this card at any JR station for refundable 500 yen. Suica pass can be used in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, so it's very useful. Occasionally there are lines / services that are not covered but then just go old school and buy a ticket.
2017
JAN
22
Vincent (Binnaway, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Don't go without one."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

If you are going the use the Tokyo Metro these make it all to easy.
2017
JAN
10
Reece (Melbourne, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Essential purchase for any trip to Tokyo..."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2016
NOV
19
Raelene (Buderim, QLD)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Fabulously easy"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Rail Plus is easy to use, navigate, range of products terrific but the speed in which I got my Suica Card was exceptional service. Highly recommend this organisation.
2016
OCT
21
Jane (Bellevue Hill, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Essential for subway travel in Japan, made it stress free and easy."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

We arrived at Haneda Airport and caught the Monorail into Tokyo - the quickest and cheapest way to go. Pulled out our Suica card and tapped the turnstile straight into station. No mucking around or purchasing tickets - best way to travel. Used our cards constantly in Tokyo and Kyoto. Was so glad we organised them beforehand.
2016
OCT
14
Jan (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"A must for the Tokyo subway"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Saves buying tickets for each journey. It allows you to behave like a local. The card is easy to recharge too.
2016
OCT
06
Richard (Ashburton, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Suica is really easy to use and top ups were straight forward"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Absolutely the best thing for easy travel in Tokyo, Wife and daughter used this without any difficulties and complications and great if travelling from Haneda airport into town. No worries.
2016
JUN
07
Steffi (Bentleigh East, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Very easy to use! "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2016
MAR
29
Denis (CAMBERWELL, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Suica convenient for Tokyo"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 4/5

You can get a Suica card when you buy a rail pass or you can buy it in Tokyo. But as you buy it here with 1500 yen you may as well start with it. They are easy to top up ("charge" on the machine) and there are a lot of you tube videos to show how to do that and use it. There are two systems in Tokyo - Suica and Pasmo, but a Suica will work on the pasmo network no problem. You can use Suica on Tokyo JR trains as well as Tokyo subways, but take care not to use your Suica when you have a local / current JR railpass getting you on for free. Despite rumours, SUICA is no good in Kyoto. Its really a Tokyo and area card. You can use it to go quite some distance - like Tokyo Kamakura return, or Kawagoe, - just make sure you top up before you go (use Hyperdia or similar to cost fares). Any rare no-Suica line will have a no-suica sign. The main benefits are (1) top up and stay topped up and you don't have to figure out costs of tickets all the time (2) fast, touch on, touch off (3) use on Tokyo JR and various subway lines (4) you can buy drinks and whatever at some machines. i understand that Suica fares are less than paper ticket fares but have not verified this. Its a convenience thing for me.

Moderator: "Thanks Denis, for helping other travellers. Read more about the Suica card"

2015
DEC
15
Daniel (Ivanhoe, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Fabulous! "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Make sure you get one for travel about Japan.
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