Narita Express

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  1. daboogah

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    Not too sure if this a repost but if you are going into Narita and need a trip into Tokyo, Narita Express is currently running half price for trains going INTO tokyo only. coming back is the same 3000 yen rate. but its only 1500 yen going into Tokyo for the rest of the year. Why not! http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/nex_oneway.html
     
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    Great deal but not available for Green car travel. Still think the Suica card the best overall deal going.
     
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    Can you pleas explain on how Suica is the best deal? Thanks.
     
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    The advantage of Suica is that it can be used throughout the Kanto region (basically Sendai area in the north to Hakone in the south) for all transit systems with the exception of shinkansen bullet trains. Where as the JR Rail Pass, while good for shinkansen travel, can not be used on non-JR lines. Most city bus lines also accept Suica

    An example of use for Suica would be: Board JR Keihin-Tohoku Line train in Yokohama travel to Ueno Station and change trains to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to go to Toranomon (Tokyo Tower). With Suica you don't have to buy a separate ticket for Tokyo Metro or other non-JR lines. This makes travel smoother since you just tap your suica card on the ticket gate sensor to deduct the fare.

    Suica cards are also a form of electronic money here and are accepted as payment at Lawson, 7/11, Family Mart, many vending machines, and a number of restaurants.

    Suica is rechargeable as well, so if you have been traveling around a lot and using the card for purchases, you can add money to the card at the station vending machines.

    Hope that helps
     
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    Thanks for your explanation. Will paying for NEX with Suica also gives you a 50% discount on the NRT-Tokyo?
     
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    The discount NEX tickets are only available to foreign passport holders who are visiting Japan. People, like me, who reside in Japan are not able to get it. It package can be bought at the Japan Rail ticket office at Narita Airport.

    This is JR's website (in english) explaining how to purchase and use this deal. I should also note that the Suica-NEX package will no longer be available after the end of March.
    http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/
     
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    The Suica card ( hope it not being totally discontinued completely for NEX) was a great card to have and use and I would recommend a visitor to Tokyo getting one if only just for the easy use on trains and the subway gave I believe 30% discount on one-way tickets and 40% on return trips to NRT. One major difference with the offer above was that it gave a discount for the Green car ( First class)
     
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