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PASMO (IC Card)

What is a PASMO card?

PASMO is a convenient prepaid transportation card that contains an integrated-circuit (IC) chip, allowing the user to enter the subway by simply placing the card over a PASMO card reader located on the fare gates. The card is rechargeable and can be used over and over. It can also be used for other railway and bus operators nationwide where interoperability is offered.

PASMO Electronic Money

PASMO Card

In addition to using your charged PASMO card to ride the subway or buses, you can use it to pay for items purchased at stores and vending machines. It can also be used for member shops of railways and buses nationwide where interoperability is offered.

Price denominations (Initial purchase)

At ticket vending machines: 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 3,000 yen, 4,000 yen, 5,000 yen or 10,000 yen
At station offices and commuter pass offices: From 1,000 yen up to 20,000 yen in 1,000 yen units

  • *Note: Initial purchase price includes a 500 yen deposit.

Recharge denominations

At ticket vending machines, station offices and pass offices:
From 10 yen up to 20,000 yen in 10 yen units

Where to buy

Ticket vending machines, station offices and pass offices at all Tokyo Metro stations

Valid period

Not applicable (PASMO cards not used for a 10-year period will become voided)

Valid routes

Valid on most public transportation within the Tokyo metropolitan area

If the card is no longer needed

Unregistered and registered PASMO cards:
The amount charged onto the PASMO card and the initial 500 yen deposit is returned.

PASMO card pass:
A handling fee of 220 yen is deducted from the PASMO card and the initial 500 yen deposit is returned.

  • *Note: A 500 yen deposit is required when purchasing a new PASMO card.

Transferring between trains

When transferring between trains, be sure to use the orange ticket gates and to complete your transfer within 30 minutes.

Features of PASMO

Just a touch lets you ride both trains and buses

Just a touch lets you ride both trains and buses

You can use a PASMO card by simply touching the sensor area of the ticket gate without even taking the card out of a card case, etc.

Fare adjustment done automatically at the ticket gate, making traveling further easy

With automatic fare adjustment by ticket gate, traveling further is also easy

When traveling further than your fare allows, if your PASMO card is charged, the exceeding amount shall be deducted automatically when you touch the ticket gate.

  • *Note: PASMO cards can be purchased and recharged at stations, etc.

Can be used instead of a wallet, making shopping convenient

Can be used instead of a wallet, making shopping also convenient

The amount charged onto a PASMO card can also be used in shops and vending machines located in station areas. It can also be used at other shops and vending machines where interoperability with PASMO is available.

Don't worry even if you lose it

Don't worry even if you lose it

Both registered PASMO cards and PASMO card passes can be reissued if lost. Please note that unregistered PASMO cards cannot be reissued.

  • *Note 1: PASMO is a registered trademark of Pasmo Co., Ltd.
  • *Note 2: The robot is PASMO’s character.

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