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USEFUL INFORMATION(Tokyo)
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CORRENCY EXCHANGE RATES
 
                                                         
 
* Please note: The exchange rates given are 'bank rates', high street rates may be subject to commission.
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CORRENCY NOTES, COINS (JAPNESE YEN)

10000yen

5000yen

2000yen

1000yen

500yen

100yen

50yen

10yen

5yen

1yen
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COST OF GROCERIES
*Please note: Figures are based on survey of prices at supermarkets in Nerima, Tokyo.

4 eggs


a bunch of 3bananas


8 slices white bread



coke(500ml)


water(500ml)


beer(350ml)



oil(500ml)



a tomoto


a onion


a potato


an eggplant


a soap



4 AA batteries(alkali)

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ELECTRONIC MONEY, ELECTRONIC TICKET
More info:        www.japanrail.com/JR_icsmartcards.html           www.pasmo.co.jp/en/index.html

Suica and PASMO card for all of Tokyo region's
train, subway, bus and shopping. Suica and
PASMO is prepaid card, electronic ticket and
electronic money. the cards can be purchased
at ticket vending machines and ticket counters
in railway sations in Tokyo region.

These logo are
displayed at
shops, vending
machines where
the cards can be
used for purchaes.

Simply touch the card reader. when board or get off
transportation, just touch the card on the reader of
the ticket gate. or when buy somthing, you pay just
by touch on the reader of the shop, and the registers
process payment.

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JAPAN RAIL PASS, 57700yen(a Coach 21days unlimited rail travel ticket), etc.
 

A Japan Rail Pass can save money for travel that is available to travelers
from foreign countries. the pass covering the whole of Japan are valid for
7days, 14days, 21days unlimited tavel on the Japan Railways network that
you can board alomst any train even Super Express(Shinkanse).

How to buy:    A Japan Rail Pass can be purchased in your country
(*non-japanese only. you can't buy the pass in Japan). and exchange a
voucher for a Japan Rail Pass at the exchange offices in Japan

More Info:      www.japanrailpass.net/en/index.html

French--->     www.japanrailpass.net/fr/index.html
German-->     www.japanrailpass.net/de/index.html
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JAPAN ELECTRIC GUIDE(Plug, Voltage, Frequency, etc.)

If You are going to use electrical appliances in Japan, you need to know what type of Voltage, Frequency, Plug is used in your country, Japan. and
if the Voltage or Frequency or Plug is the different, all you may need is a plug adapter, converters. Check the label on your electrical appliance
to find its universal power supply or not, the manufacturer's label to see what type of input it can handle, the label that looks something like this:
"INPUT: AC100V~240V ...A 50/60Hz"     this shows that the device was designed to be used over a wide range of voltage levels(100V~240V) and
at different electrical frequencies(either a 50Hz or 60Hz).   in that case, all you need is a plug adaptor only, other things needs converters.



*IN JAPAN,
Voltage: 100V
Frequency: 50Hz(Tokyo area)
60Hz(Osaka, Kyoto area)
Plug: 2 flat parallel blades




*Europ area 230V, 50Hz.
*USA area 120V, 60Hz
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