How to use Japanese "Suica" on US smartphones?



Suica is a must App if you're visiting Japan

Suica App is very convenient for transporation use and mobile payment in Japan.

  • The Suica is automatically charged when it is placed close to the reader of an ticket gate.
    No Face ID needed.
  • You can use it to pay at convenience stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, vendor machines, and other places that accept "transportation system IC cards" as well.
  • Note that it cannot be used if the smartphone is turned off or battery dead.

Please refer the following steps to put Suica in your iPhone and deposit money with a US credit card.

Deposit in USD with Suica in Apple Wallet

  1. Add your payment method in Apple Wallet
    Add your U.S. credit or debit card in Apple Wallet

  2. Add "Suica" in Apple Wallet
    Tap the "+" symbol in the upper right corner of the Apple Wallet screen
    Tap "Transit Card"
    Tap "Suica (Japan)"

  3. Deposit (charge) with Apple Pay
    Agree to the terms and conditions, select the payment method added in step 1, and make a deposit = payment in USD.
    (Due to the depreciation of the yen, as of October 2023, "5000 YEN deposit -> 33 USD charged")

Apple WalletにSuicaを追加

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