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Jesper G

Cross country IC Card available?

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We are a family of 5 visiting Japan for the first time in 2020 and are wondering if there is an IC Card that would work in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and other cities across the JR regions, please?

Or do we need to purchase an IC Card for each city/region?


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You do not need to buy multiple IC cards. There are around a dozen of them, and they all are nearly completely interchangeable. Major cities like you mention are no problem, but you cannot use the IC cards "everywhere", "all across Japan" etc, as so many misinformed people online keep saying. The chart below can help you.


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