Commuter passes (teikiken, 定期券) may be purchased for railways and buses.
There are two types of commuter passes.
Regular Commuter Passes
Student Commuter Passes
Students in a Juntendo University undergraduate or graduate program will be eligible to receive a further discount.
International researchers and international research students are not eligible to receive the discount.
The discount is only redeemable if students complete an application at a ticket window.
The length of the passes vary, running for periods of 1, 3, or 6 months.
The longer the length of the pass the greater the discount.
Riders who lose their commuter pass, may have their pass reissued if they report their loss, within 14 days, to the transportation company that issued the card. The card will not be re-issued on the same day the report is filed.
Purchase a commuter pass from designated ticket machines labeled 定期券, these machines have an English option. Students must go directly to a ticket office and present the following items to receive a commuter pass with a student discount:
Commuter pass application, available at the ticket office
Riders who lose their commuter pass should visit the ticket office of the transportation company that issued the card and present the following items to receive their reissued commuter pass:
Lost ticket application, available at the ticket office window
Passport or Residence Card
￥1,000 (￥500 for the deposit and ￥500 for the reissuing fee)
Long Distance Discounts
Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in Juntendo University and go on a long distance trip over 101 km using the Japan Railways (JR) are eligible for a 20% discount when they present a Student Discount Certificate (Gakuwarisho, 学割証).
The student discount may be used with other transportation companies. Check directly with the company to see if student discounts will be accepted.
Go to the Student Affairs Department (Gakuseika, 学生課) to receive a Student Discount Certificate Request Form (Gakuwarisyo Koufunegai, 学割証交付願).
Turn the completed the Student Discount Certificate Request Form into the Student Affairs Department.
The Student Affairs Department will issue the Student Discount Certificate.
Present the following items to the ticket office of the transportation company:
Student Discount Certificate (Gakuwarishou, 学割証)
5.Purchase the ticket.
SUICA / PASMO
Suica and PASMO cards are transportation smart cards (IC card) that when charged with money allow riders to use public transportation without having to purchase individual tickets.
Suica, PASMO, Kitaca, manaca, TOICA, PiTaPa, ICOCA, Hayakaken, nimoca, and SUGOCA are 10 transportation IC cards used throughout Japan. These transportation IC cards cover the majority of transportation companies in Japan.
Suica and PASMO cards are the transportation IC cards issued by transportation companies in the Kanto area.
The 10 national transportation IC cards are interchangeable, allowing riders to access almost all of the transportation companies in Japan with just one of the smart cards.
Transportation companies that issue commuter passes may require a specific transportation IC card.
Commuter passes may be reissued in the event that they are lost, refer to the Commuter Pass Procedures.
Suica and PASMO cards require an initial deposit of ￥500.
Suica and PASMO cards may also be used to make purchases at designated stores and vending machines.
To receive a Suica and PASMO card go to a railway ticket office or ticket machine.
To receive the initial deposit made for the Suica and PASMO card return the card to a train station ticket office.
Japanese law requires all bicycles in Japan must be registered to their owner.
Registration costs ￥500 and requires personal identification.
People who purchase a bicycle in Japan need to register their bicycle at the store where they made the purchase.
People who receive a bicycle from someone must register the bike in their own name. Registration may be complete at a bicycle store.
Starting April 2020 everyone who rides a bicycle in Tokyo must have bicycle insurance. Bicycle insurance is similar to car insurance. In the case of an accident the insurance company will cover the costs of injuries to the rider and any people accidentally
harmed in the accident. Coverage depends on the type of insurance.
While riding a bicycle people must abide by the following rules:
Yield to pedestrians.
Obey traffic signals.
Use a headlight when riding a bicycle at night.
Do not ride under the influence of alcohol.
Do not use an umbrella while riding a bicycle.
Do not use headphones while riding a bicycle.
Do not use a cell phone while riding a bicycle.
Do not ride a bicycle parallel with another bicycle.