What is an ICOCA card? its features, usage, and precautions

In recent years, Japan has become increasingly cashless, and e-money, including various types of Pay, is being used in an increasing number of situations. Among the most well-known are transportation-related E-money, which are used mainly for trains, buses, and other forms of transportation. Once you get used to it, it is a very convenient card, but for first-time users, you may be asking yourself, "How do I buy something? How do I use it? How can I add on money?" Many people must feel uneasy about it. This article will answer the above questions about ICOCA, which is highly used in Kansai, especially in Osaka and Kyoto.

【Great value ticket!】Ticket information for tourists

This page introduces convenient and economical tickets for travel in the Kansai region, including Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Please use this information if you are not sure what kind of ticket to buy.

List of multilingual information desk and timetables for each railway company

For international tourists, we have compiled a list of multilingual contact points and timetables for each railway company.

“10 unique souvenirs available at Umeda Sky Building” Introducing recommended products!

In addition to original Umeda Sky Building products, we will introduce products that are unique to Osaka and uniquely Japanese in an easy-to-understand manner. We hope you will find it useful.

Kansai Wide Area Pass, a special discount ticket for foreign tourists! Unlimited train rides for 5 days!

The "Kansai Wide Area Pass" issued by JR West Japan is a discount ticket for foreign travelers. The "Kansai Wide Area P...