Most of the Japanese people have one of those, PASMO or SUICA.
It is a smart card, sold at the station for ¥500 deposit.
When you are traveling in Japan, having PASMO or SUICA with you will help you to shop, get on the train, catch a taxi and much more!
There are other kind of PASMO and SUICA depending on an area.
But the only difference is the name and the design.
If this in't your first time to travel Japan, you know how hard it is to buy a train ticket and catch a train.
In addition, handling money, especially coins, is pretty annoying in foreign country.
These trouble will improve by PASMO and SUICA.
When you try to buy a ticket, you have to read a map and check how much you have to put in a machine.
But it takes long time, and most of the train station only have Japanese or English signs.
If you have PASMO/SUICA, however, you can just touch and go through the gate!
It automatically pays your train fare!
You can also use PASMO/SUICA to pay taxi fare.
Most of the taxi driver in Japan cannot speak fluent English, or even other languages, sorry!
But if you have PASMO/SUICA, only you have to do is just touch! Pi-pi!DONE!
You can pay with PASMO/SUICA in a lot of shops.
Not only convenience store, but also supermarket, department store, fashion shops, restaurants and much more.
It became rare not to have IC card payment!Enjoy shopping without cash trouble!
Almost all the vending machine and coin locker don't need cash in nowadays.
Just touch with IC card!
You can charge IC card by ticket machine and charge machine at stations.
In addition, inside of the bus, convenience stores, other shops also have charge function.
If you need more information about IC card, check out this website!