When your card runs out of charge / load you can easily add charge in any train station that you are in, a easy as getting a new train pass, PASMO or SUICA. Generally most stations have specific loading kiosk for each kind of train pass, PASMO or SUICA. But for some stations they have loading kiosk that can charge either a PASMO or SUICA card. You can easily locate this or ask to train station officers.
Commuting by train is very convenient and takes less time compared to driving. Although the trains are really full during rush hour. It is still a good choice compared to driving and getting stuck in the traffic.
Japan Train Pass : PASMO
On the PASMO vending machine, press the language option on the upper right corner of the screen.
You can select “English” or “Japanese”
On the next screen, select the “PASMO” button on the left side menu.
To charge you PASMO card select “Charge / Check Balance History”
Select the amount that you want to load on your PASMO card.
On the next screen, check and confirm if the amount you selected is correct.
Insert your card to the machine to check or charge your PASMO card.
Insert the amount of cash equivalent to your selected PASMO charge amount.
You can now use your charged PASMO card.
For more information please visit.
PASMO website : https://www.pasmo.co.jp/en/
SUICA website : http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/