Using SAPICA

Using SAPICA Using SAPICA
When using on the subway

When using on the subway

Touch the SAPICA card to the ticket gate machine card reader to pass through.

1

Ensure the card makes contact and wait until the automatic ticket gate machine beeps

Ensure the card makes contact and wait until the automatic ticket gate machine beeps
2

Checking Card Balance

Checking Card Balance
3

Get on board

Get on board
4

Ensure the card makes contact and wait until the automatic ticket gate machine beeps before leaving

Ensure the card makes contact and wait until the automatic ticket gate machine beeps before leaving
When using the Bus or Streetcar

When using the Bus or Streetcar

Touch the SAPICA to the card reader when boarding
and getting off the bus, and when getting off the streetcar.

1

When boarding the bus

Touch the card to the card reader by the bus door and hold it there until you hear it beep. Check the card balance (not needed when boarding the streetcar).

When boarding the bus
2

When getting off the bus & streetcar

Touch the card to the card reader on the fare boxes and hold it there until you hear a beep before getting off.

When getting off the bus & streetcar
CAUTION

CAUTION

  • If you do not make contact long enough, or you forget to touch the card reader when boarding, the display will show an error and you will be unable to get off. In such cases, please inform transport staff.
  • What to do when your card balance is insufficient: When using the subway, recharge at a fare adjustment machine or ticket machine. When on the bus or streetcar, recharge at the fare box or pay the remaining balance with cash when getting off. You cannot pay the fare with another SAPICA or IC card.
  • We recommend each individual pay separately for smoother transport on the bus or streetcar, but when you wish to pay for multiple people at once please inform a crew member.
  • You can recharge only in ¥1000 increments on buses and streetcars. (Machines only take ¥1000 notes).

Using as electronic money

SAPICA can be used as an electronic payment card when shopping.
Look for these marks at shops accepting electronic money.

SAPICA

When at convenience stores
or other shops

1

Show your SAPICA card to let the staff know you wish to pay by SAPICA

Show your SAPICA card to let the staff know you wish to pay by SAPICA
2

Touch the card to the card reader until it beeps

Touch the card to the card reader until it beeps
3

Payment is complete!

Payment is complete!

At Vending Machines

1

Choose the desired product

Choose the desired product
2

Touch the card to the card reader until it beeps

Touch the card to the card reader until it beeps
3

Payment is complete!

Payment is complete!
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