The first demonstration experiment in Japan that allows the ticket gates of stations to be passed by touch payment by credit card will begin at Nankai Electric Railway stations in Osaka and Wakayama prefectures.
The aim is to improve the convenience of foreign tourists after the convergence of the new corona.
Nankai Electric Railway has released a dedicated ticket gate to the press at "Namba Station" in Osaka before starting the demonstration experiment of touch payment on the 3rd.
There is no need to buy a ticket or prepare an IC card at a ticket vending machine, just hold a credit card with Visa's touch payment function over it.
After the convergence of the new corona, the aim is to improve the convenience of foreign tourists who do not have a domestic transportation IC card.
This is the first time such a demonstration experiment has been conducted in Japan.
The experiment will be conducted at 16 stations in Osaka and Wakayama for about 8 months from the 3rd to December, and it will be determined whether it can actually be operated.
Noriaki Tsujimoto, chief of the railway sales headquarters of Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd., said, "I am greatly influenced by the new corona, but I would like to work on not only the defensive stance but also after recovering from the corona." It was.