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How to Buy a Train Ticket in Japan

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Uploaded on Oct 9, 2009

***PLEASE READ FIRST***

Just a simple video on purchasing a train ticket in Japan. The further the destination, the more you pay. Here are the simple steps:

1) Look at the charts to see where you want to go, there is a corresponding price next to it.

2) Some stations require you to change train lines at different stations (it'll say "via Shinagawa", for example)

3) Purchase the ticket price that corresponds to where you want to go. For example, in order for us to go to Harajuku from Yokosuka, we had to purchase a 780Yen ticket but had to transfer at Shinagawa, so we first hit "transfer via Shinagawa" then "780".

That's it! If you purchase the wrong ticket, the gates won't let you go through when you try to exit once you've reached your final destination, you have to purchase another ticket for that station to leave. I made the mistake of trying to walk through and the gates closed on me and I brought a lot of attention to myself lol

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