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Country mouse off to the big city

tomoni

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Hello everyone:

The title says it all, "Country mouse off to the big city"

haha

Anyway, I am flying into Narita late tonight (terminal 3) and will need to get down to Suginami City ( sort of Shinjuku area). I really should have checked this before I bought my ticket- dummy!! - but options late at night are terrible and I will likely be catching the last train. Anyway, there are no options except the Skyliner, Yamanote Line, Chūō-Sōbu Line (Local) which is fine (not really-haha).

My question is: Is there a "universal" train app (I have heard Suika is good) so I do not need to bother with coins/ticket....

Thanks for your suggestions big city mice!!!


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I'm not familiar with the app as I always use a card. It's also possible the app/card you use in kansai or wherever could work there too. Maybe?
 

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I'm not familiar with the app as I always use a card. It's also possible the app/card you use in kansai or wherever could work there too. Maybe?


haha

"or wherever" - no way, country mouse -haha Inaka-mon!

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I was under the impression that all the public transportation cards/apps were pretty much universal these days unless the station didn't even have a digital/IC card reader at all, but then again, I'm not sure how much of a "country mouse" you are. ;)

Anyhow, I'm not sure where you'll be in Suginami, but especially if it's the Ogikubo/Nishi-Ogikubo area, I'm pretty much right next door in Kichijoji. If you need any help or advice please don't hesitate to DM me! I'd be happy to help.
 

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Thanks. That is a kind offer.

I think I will be ok. Actually I am fairly competent (though I live in the country-haha)

Mostly I fly through Tokyo rather than visit. I think I have only been in Tokyo once in the past 10 years, but through Haneda a couple of times a year.

Thanks for the kind offer.
 

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Does your local eki still use the paper tickets with the eki-in clipping them with his clipper?
 

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Haha.

No there is a card, but I drive. It only works in the local line.

But I am bopping around Tokyo now on Suika.

Make the sprint from terminal 3 to the train station in 6 minutes and jumped on the train and the doors were literally closing on my butt. Without Suika, I would have made it.

Today I have successfully completed commuting to two meetings and I’m on my way to my third.

So thanks to Jref I survive!!!

Cheers
 
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