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Old 15 Jun 19, 12:14 PM  
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Thank you very much. Thatís really helpful.
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Old 17 Jun 19, 12:31 PM  
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Sorry to jump in, how did you get the card, I had a look online and on I noticed a deposit was needed, is this correct and how easy is it to get the deposit back?
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Easy to buy from machines once you arrive, and ALL cards sold have a deposit on them of quite a small amount, about £5 or so I think. At the end of the holiday you can go to the ticket office at the station, hand back the card and they will give you money left on card (and the deposit) back in your hand as cash.

I bought mine on ebay before I went on holiday
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Ebay, I think I might try that as we might need one to get from Airport to Hotel,
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Originally Posted by mermaids1960 View Post
Ebay, I think I might try that as we might need one to get from Airport to Hotel,
You can get them from vending machines at the train station at the airport (NRT, but assuming HND will be the same). Theres videos on YouTube of exactly where the machines are if you want to get your bearings before your arrive, that's what I did just so I had an idea where I was going.
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If you have children you can get a half price suica card from the JR manned office. It is a single piece of paper plus show your passport. Easy peasy - there is an office at lower 1f in Narita with an English speaking staff member.
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These are a must buy, make travel so much less hassle
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I brought mine online - japan-rail-pass/se...4aAk0bEALw_wcB

I found this so useful. We did have the JR pass as well but it doesn't cover everything and sometimes it's much quicker to use the non JR lines. You can get the deposit back but the card is valid for 10 years and we are planning to go back next year so just left the money on there.
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I had one and used it for buying things in the parks (every Disney shop / stall takes them - bar the very very mobile carts that sold bottles only), and I used it to buy food and drinks outside the parks too in Tokyo - as I did not want pockets of coins at the end of the holiday. Used them in Tokyo Hands store to buy things too!
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