Buy a ticket(boarding ticket) or an IC card
There are 2 ways to buy tickets or IC cards: purchase from station staff at the window, or purchase using the ticket vending machines.
How to use the ticket vending machines
Check the fare to the destination station on the fare schedule posted above the vinding machinds.
In case of IC card.
Message will appear in English if you push the “English” button on the screen.
Push “IC card purchase” on the screen.
Insert 2,000 yen in cash. There is a deposit charge of 500 yen for the card. You can use the balance use the balance of 1,500 yen as e-money.
The deposit(500 yen) is returned when the card is returned.
Go to the right platform for the train you want to ride
On the train information panel, etc… check the number of the platform for your train and the number of the boarding door, and stand in line at the corresponding place. When the train arrives, let all of the people exiting go out first, and then board in single file, in the same order as the line.
Types of trains.
The Japanese trains have different designations depending on the railway company. They include “limited express” “rapid” and “ express” In addition, even trains going in the same direction may stop at different stations. In the case of some limited express trains, you must pay an extra charge in addition to the regular fare. If you have any doubts, please check with the station staff.