Ah, Sydney’s CityRail, I hate you for your expensive fares, old trains and inability to stick to your own timetable. Tokyo’s subway system is so much cleaner, faster and more efficient, as I have just discovered while on my way to my first appointment. Plus you can get a PASMO pass. You use it to go anywhere on subway or bus. Just top it up whenever your credit is getting low and you’re good to go. But maybe someone more familiar with Tokyo’s subway system can help me out with this, what’s the difference between a ‘General’ pass and a ‘Personal’ pass. Isn’t that like six of one…?
Damian Francis is the editor-at-large for Australian T3 and contributing technology editor for GQ Australia. He is in Japan as a guest of Toyota Australia.