JR Pass and travel passes in Japan
Transportations in Japan can be quite expensive, especially for travelers wishing to see many places in the country and visit several cities that can be far apart.
To make the travels more convenient, Japan Railways Group and many private train companies have created numerous passes to allow affordable traveling, unlimited travels on some lines, or at least to get considerable discounts on some trips.
The most famous is the Japan Rail Pass, aimed at foreign tourists, but there are numerous other local passes, that can also be cost-effective.
In parallel, the Suica is a travel card designed to facilitate the use of transportations in Japan without the need to buy individual tickets for each trip.