Most people would have heard of, if not used the JRPass. Yes, to travel Japan, especially if travelling long distance between prefectures is in your itinerary, a JRPass could possibly save you hundreds of dollars. But that’s not the agenda today.
If you’re a fan of museums, art galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and the like, this is your golden ticket (not sure if you got the Willy Wonka reference). ぐるっとパス, or Grutt Pass, gives you access to 71 of the above sightseeing places in Tokyo at no cost or discounted price. The pass itself is 2,000 yen and it is valid for 2 months from the date of use (not date of purchase). However, the current Grutt Pass available is only on sale till 31st January 2012 and even if you start using it after that date, the pass will only be valid till 31st March 2012, so if you’re interested, get it soon.
The catch is, you can only use the pass once for each of the places of interest. At each location, you have to hand the staff your pass and once you step out of the premise, you can no longer use the pass to re-enter or get discounted tickets. So, the advice is to enjoy yourself thoroughly the first time.
The question, then, is Where can I buy the Grutt Pass?
The Grutt Pass can be purchased at any of the following places.
1) Tokyo Tourism Center (@ Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office)
2) Libro (@ Ikebukuro, Kichijoji, Shibuya, Shiodome Shiosite, Chofu)
3) Ueno Park Information Counter
You can also get it from the Exchange Counters below.
★Lawson （L Code 35961）
★Ticket Pia （P Code 764-517）
★Family Mart （JTB Product Code 0229108）
★Circle K Sunkus
★JTB Outlets・JTB Traveland
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