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JR pass Vs PASMO card

Hi, i am going to arrive in tokyo (haneda) and then fly to sapporo on the same day. will be in hokkaido for 4 nights and then fly back to tokyo from sapporo for another 4 nights in tokyo. Would like to know if:

1) the PASMO card be used within hokkaido/sapporo?
2) which is more worthwhile- the jr pass or PASMO card if i am only in tokyo for 4 nights and going to common places like omotesando, shibuya, ginza etc

Thanks for ur kind help!


  • edited March 2016
    Hi Aliciaxzhen,

    Yes, the Pasmo card can be used when travelling in Hokkaido.

    The Pasmo card sounds like it will be the best option for you, since your longest journeys will be by airplane rather than by train. The JR Pass is the best value for money when used on long journeys using the shinkansen, it's not worth getting one for travelling short distances within one city. It would be best for you to buy a Pasmo card, or just buy individual tickets before you travel.

    Kind Regards,

    Japan Experience
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