Glass Tea House
Photo: National Art Center, TokyoTokujin Yoshioka: Glass Tea House KOU-AN, 2019-2021, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Installation View

Get unlimited metro rides and discounts to 99 Tokyo attractions with this pass

For ¥3,130, get two 24-hour Tokyo Metro passes plus free entry to Ueno Zoo, The National Art Center and more

By Youka Nagase

The Go to Travel campaign is suspended for now, but staycation deals are still on the cards. The national government is looking to provide ¥7,000 discounts for local tourism in some prefectures while hotels across Japan, including several in Shibuya, are offering bargain deals. If you’re visiting Tokyo or just planning staycation of your own, there’s no better way to spend a weekend in the capital than with a pass that gets you unlimited rides on the Tokyo Metro for two whole days, plus access to all the best museums and galleries in Tokyo.

Tokyo Metro Gurutto Pass 2021
Photo: Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metro is now offering the Metro and Grutto pass, which includes two 24-hour unlimited metro passes, plus a booklet of coupons for discounted – and sometimes free – admission to around 99 museums, galleries and attractions within Tokyo. That means you’ll have two whole days to explore the city and visit venues including the National Museum of Nature and Science, The National Art Center, Ueno Zoo, Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome and Tokyo Sea Life Park with minimal, if any, additional cost. Do note that while the offer is available for sale until January 31 2022, the Grutto Pass is only valid for two months after activation.

The deal, priced at ¥3,130, saves you ¥570 compared to buying the two metro passes and the coupon book individually. The Metro and Grutto pass is available together as a set at the Tokyo Metro Museum and all Tokyo Metro ticket offices, except the Nakano, Nishi-Funabashi and Shibuya locations. Be sure to get in quick, though – only 6,100 of these passes available. 

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