Tokunai Pass….Traveler Pass in Tokyo, Japan

I successfully moved from Narita International Airport to downtown by cheapest mode of transportation i.e Keisei Expressway Bus for 1,000 Yen (USD 10).

Didn’t happy, because next question appeared i.e “How did I frugally explore city? “

The answer was easy. I must immediately get Tokunai Pass (Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass).

After I got off from airport bus, I rushed into Tokyo station to got it. Of course, I had to went to Automatic Ticketing Machine. Initially, I was confused to looked for Tokunai Pass menu on the machine. After all buttons were punched. Evidently, Tokunai Pass menu was located in “Discount Card” directory. Easy to used it because there were multi language choice that could be used (of course I used English).

Ticketing Tokyo n Shibuya Gate

 

Left: Automatic ticketing machine in Tokyo Station where I bought Tokunai Pass

Right: Gate in Shibuya Station, one of many stations where Tokunai Pass could be used as entry access to train platform.

Tokunai Pass fare was 750 Yen and could be used until 24:00. So to maximize its benefits, You better buy it on the morning and use it to visit Tokyo’s attractions fullday. In fact, I bought it at 13:00 and used it until 21:00.

Tokunai Pass

 

Left: Tokunai Pass
Right: Tokunai Pass receipt

How did I frugally use Tokunai Pass? It was the calculation:

 

If I bought regular tickets towards several attractions below:

  1. Towards Yadoya Guesthouse in Nakano. From Station Tokyo – Nakano Station for 220 Yen
  2. Towards Hachiko Statue and Shibuya Crossing. From Yadoya Guesthouse in Nakano Station to Shibuya Station for 200 Yen
  3. Towards Ameyoko Market. From Shibuya Station to Ueno Station for 190 Yen
  4. Toward Akihabara electronic market. From Ueno Station to Akihabara Station for 160 Yen
  5. Towards Harajuku Street. From Akihabara Station to Harajuku Station for 170 Yen
  6. Back to guesthouse. From Harajuku Station to Nakano Station for 220 Yen 
    Total Overall were 1160 Yen 

Because I bought a Tokunai Pass for 750 Yen so I had saved for 410 Yen.

It was only  an 8 hours journey, If you arrive on early morning, it will be able to visit many attractions and can save budget more.

While using Tokunai Pass, I used only two lines of JR-East Train i.e Yamanote Line (Tokyo Circle Line) which is the busiest line in Tokyo and Chuo Line that connects downtown and Otsuki about 90 km west of Tokyo.

Tokunai Pass can be purchased at automated ticketing machines at all JR-East Line stations in Tokyo. And it can be used for all local JR-East Train Line (in Tokyo) whose rail is located above ground. The train is similar to Jakarta’s Commuter (in Jakarta-Indonesia).

Good luck for using Tokunai Pass when you visit Tokyo…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tokunai Pass….Senjata Utama para Traveler di Tokyo, Jepang

Berhasil berpindah dari Narita International Airport ke pusat kota Tokyo menggunakan moda transportasi termurah yaitu Keisei Expressway Bus seharga 1.000 Yen (Rp. 130.000) jangan membuat hati senang dahulu. Karena masalah selanjutnya muncul yaitu “Bagaimana menjelajahi kota dengan hemat?”

Jawabannya mudah. Saya harus segera mendapatkan Tokunai Pass (Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass).

Setelah turun dari Airport Bus, Saya bergegas masuk ke dalam Stasiun Tokyo untuk mendapatkan kartu pass itu. Tentu Saya harus menuju Mesin Tiket Otomatis. Pertama kali bingung mencari menu Tokunai Pass di mesin itu. Setelah segala tombol dipencet ternyata menu Tokunai Pass berada pada directory “Discount Card”. Gampang kok menggunakan mesin ini karena ada pilihan bahasa yang bisa digunakan (tentu Bahasa Inggris yang Saya gunakan).

Ticketing Tokyo n Shibuya Gate

Kiri: Mesin tiket otomatis di Stasiun Tokyo tempat Saya membeli Tokunai Pass

Kanan: Gate di Stasiun Shibuya dimana Tokunai Pass bisa digunakan sebagai akses masuk ke peron kereta.

Tokunai Pass berharga 750 Yen (Rp. 97.500) dan bisa digunakan hingga pukul 24:00.  Jadi untuk memaksimalkan keuntungan penggunaan Tokunai Pass, usahakan Kamu membelinya dari pagi hari dan menggunakannya seharian untuk keliling Tokyo.  Saya sendiri baru membelinya pada pukul 13:00 dan menggunakannya hingga pukul 21:00.

Tokunai Pass

Kiri: Tokunai Pass

Kanan: Struk pembelian Tokunai Pass.

Lalu seberapa hemat ketika Saya menggunakan Tokunai Pass ini. Begini perhitungannya:

Apabila Saya menggunakan tiket ketengan ke beberapa tempat yang Saya tuju berikut:

  1. Menuju Yadoya Guesthouse di Nakano. Tiket kereta Stasiun Tokyo – Stasiun Nakano sebesar 220 Yen
  2. Menuju patung Hachiko dan perempatan Shibuya. Dari Yadoya Guesthouse di Stasiun Nakano menuju Stasiun Shibuya 200 Yen
  3. Menuju Ameyoko Market. Dari Stasiun Shibuya ke Stasiun Ueno 190 Yen
  4. Menuju pasar elektronik. Dari Stasiun Ueno ke Stasiun Akihabara 160 Yen
  5. Menuju Harajuku Street. Dari Stasiun Akihabara ke Stasiun Harajuku 170 Yen
  6. Pulang ke Guesthouse. Dari Stasiun Harajuku ke Stasiun Nakano 220 Yen

Total Keseluruhan 1160 Yen (Rp. 150.800)

Karena Menggunakan Tokunai Pass seharga 750 Yen jadi Saya sudah berhemat 410 Yen (Rp. 53.300).

Itu baru perjalanan selama 8 jam, coba kalau Saya tiba di Tokyo lebih pagi pasti akan bisa mengunjungi banyak tempat dan bisa berhemat lebih banyak lagi.

Selama menggunakan Tokunai Pass, Saya hanya menggunakan dua jalur JR Line yaitu Yamanote Line (merupkan circle linenya Tokyo) yang merupakan jalur tersibuk di pusat kota Tokyo dan Chuo Line yang menghubungkan Tokyo di pusat kota dan Otsuki 90 km di sebelah barat Tokyo.

Tokunai Pass bisa di beli di mesin tiket otomatis di seluruh stasiun JR Line. Dan Pass ini bisa digunakan untuk seluruh jaringan kereta JR Line lokal (dalam kota Tokyo) yang relnya terletak di atas permukaan tanah layaknya komuter Jabodetabek.

Selamat mencoba menggunakan Tokunai Pass kalau Kamu sudah tiba di Tokyo, guys…..