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When you pay with Osaka Pitapa Card at a restaurant or a shop belonging to Check & Check Card Club, you will get 20% off from your payment. More than 2800 eating places have joined this club.
To check the list of restaurants, visit Check & Check Card Club.
The amount will be added to your monthly train charge. Each restaurant has different procedure to get discount.

Some request you to show your Osaka PiTaPa card when you enter the restaurant and others you need to show right before the payment. Ask shop keeper or waiter/waitress about the procedure.

Further info
tel: 0120-48-1570 ( toll free )
fax: 06-6538-3660
Keihan railway, Hankyu railway, Nose railway, Hanshin railway and Osaka Monorail ask you to register your commuting area. According to that info, you can get a discount.
But Subway in Osaka (runs by Osaka Minicipal Transportation Bureau) and Hankyu bus don't require any registration, which means when you get PiTaPa card, you can use it right away and according to your amount you spend per month, you can get discount.
If you want to know and check how much you can get discount, visit Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau and you'll see "利用額割引シュミレーション" in "search" category.
I'm sorry but they don't provide this service in English. But they accept alphabets so you can get the difference.

To see Discount calculation
When you reach "Pitapa 利用額割引における料金比較" page, you'll see 4 grey buttons.

1. According to your monthly amount(left top button)
After you click this button, you'll see 3 links, "大人(一般)" adult, "大人(学生)" junior high, high school and college students and "小児(一般)" elementary school students. After enter the amount you spend per month and click "検索" button, then you'll see the result.

2. Comparison with Commuting pass(left bottom button)
After you enter 2 station names and click "検索" button, you might confirm the names. After that if there are some different ways to get one station to the other, you need to chose which one you use. Just click the link of "定期券料金", you'll find a fee table.
If these are the right amount you usually spend per month, click "P" mark and you'll see how much you'll pay with PiTaPa.

I'll talk about other 2 buttons soon.
Keep visiting us to get info!!
Very Useful Commuting Card Starts Feb 1. 2006 !!

Tomorrow, Osaka PiTaPa starts. PiTaPa system has already started among Keihan line, Hankyu line, Hansin line and JR west line. And now Osaka subway joined this alliance.
HOWEVER, they don't explain how to apply in any foreign language. I try to explain little by little how convenient not to buy commuting path every few month nor not to buy tickets any more.

1. Cards type
Each railway company issues PiTaPa but here I'm talking about Osaka PiTaPa issued by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau.

a. Pitapa Basic Card
This card is without credit card. So if you don't need to have credit card, this is the right one for you.
The PiTaPa card is valid at every automatic ticket wicket with PiTaPa mark.
Purple application form .

All the application forms are written in Japanese.
Tel: 06-6445-3714
Business hour: 9:00 to 17:00
No closed day, you can call even on weekends.

b. Osaka PiTaPa with credit cards
You can have PiTaPa with credit card. You have choice among VISA, MasterCard and JCB card.
If you use credit card more than on time in a year, then you don't need to pay the renewal or annual fees.

note: If your family member wants to have PiTaPa, you can add him/her as your family member card.

Osaka PiTaPa with VISA/MasterCard
TEL: 0120-816-437
Closed day: 12/30 to 1/3
Business hour:
weekdays 9:00 to 19:00
weekends and holidays 9:00 to 17:00

Osaka PiTaPa with JCB card
TEL: 052-239-2290 / 03-5617-2290
Closed days: 12/30 to 1/3
Business hour: 9:00 to 17:30

You can also use PiTaPa card in many shops such as book shops, restaurants and so on. Also you can get discount.
Later, I will write the benefit of PiTaPa.

Osaka PiTaPa
Hankyu line: Hana Plus PiTaPa
Keihan line: e-kenet PiTaPa
Nankai line: minapita
Kobe PiTaPa
Hanshin line: coconet PiTaPa