Where can I get a PASMO?

PASMO can be purchased directly at Narita and Haneda airports.

This means you can buy a PASMO as soon as you arrive in Japan!

You can buy a PASMO at participating private railway and subway stations or bus depots.

PASMO Retailers

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How do I get a PASMO?

PASMO can be conveniently purchased from ticket vending machines at stations. Follow the steps below to purchase a PASMO.

Press the PASMO button

Press Purchase new PASMO

Select the type of PASMO you wish to purchase

Select the initial amount to top up your PASMO with

Insert the selected amount into the machine

Take your new PASMO and receipt

  • The initial purchase amount includes a deposit of 500 yen.

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Types of PASMO

There are several different types of PASMO available for purchase, including named PASMO cards and PASMO commuter passes for both adults and children. There are also blank PASMO (adult only). Select the type of PASMO card that works best for you.

Blank PASMO card

This type of PASMO can be used by anyone.

Recommended for:

  • Travelers staying in Japan for a short period

Advantages

  • Purchased easily without needing a form of identification
  • Can be used by anyone

Disadvantages

  • Cannot be reissued if lost

Named PASMO card

This type of PASMO can only be used by the registered account holder.  You must register your name, sex, date of birth and phone number when purchasing. Please be aware that only the registered account holder can use a named PASMO.

Recommended for:

  • Long-term residents

Advantages

  • Can be reissued if lost
  • Your name is printed on the card

Disadvantages

  • Requires registration

Child PASMO

This type of PASMO can only be used by the registered account holder to which child fares are applied. You will need to present documentation proving the age of the account holder when purchasing this type of PASMO.

Recommended for:

  • Travelers or residents with children

Advantages

  • Child fares are applied
  • Can be reissued if lost

Disadvantages

  • Requires registration

Commuter Pass

This type of PASMO can be used to commute to work or school.
These cards are purchased and topped up for 1, 3, or 6 month intervals. Any fares incurred from traveling beyond the commute zone are calculated and deducted from the PASMO account by simply touching the card to the ticket gate. This makes commuting to work or school much more convenient!
There are also bus commuter passes, which can be purchased only at participating bus depots. Please visit a service desk for more information.

Recommended for:

  • Residents commuting to work or school

Advantages

  • Child fares are applied
  • Can be reissued if lost

Disadvantages

  • Requires registration
Adult PASMO Commuter Pass
Child PASMO Commuter Pass
Guide to using the PASMO IC card with route map