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Tokyo Grutt Pass 2015 – Free or discounted entrance to 78 Tokyo area activities

gurutto0413_finIf you are a museum and attraction lover like me, I highly recommend you invest in the Tokyo Grutt Pass 2015.   Also great to buy if you have visitors and you plan to hit many attractions in a short time. For 2000 yen, you can buy a passbook that gives you one-time free or discounted admission to 78 Tokyo museums, zoos, aquariums, etc. To see the entire list you can download this PDF, which has some info in English.  The list of attractions are broken out by Tokyo area and include; Ryogoku/Fukagawa/Bay Area,  Tama Area, Ueno Area, Tokyo/Around the Imperial Palace Area, Meguro/Minato/Setagaya Area, and Shinjuku/Nerima/Ikebukuro/Oji Area. Most major museums and attractions are on the list; including some of my favourites –  the Edo-Tokyo Museum, the Ueno National Museum, the Bridgestone Museum, the Shitamachi Museum, the Institute for Nature Study, National Museum of Nature and Science, and the Fukagawa Edo Museum. Since most museum and attraction entrance tickets run between 600-800 yen on average, you only need to a few to get make your investment worth it!
You can purchase the pass at one of the locations listed below.  The pass is activated from the first day you use it at any museum or attraction. A start date will be stamped on the cover.  From this start date, you have two months to use the Tokyo Grutt Pass 2015.  The Grutt Pass 2015 went on sale from April 1, 2015 and can be used until March 31, 2016. Special exhibitions are not free with the pass, but some are covered by a discount. Also note, there is no child version of the Grutt Pass, only adult for 2,000 yen. ※The Grutt Pass can also be purchased  with two “One-day train line tickets” if want this option.
Website in Japanese with 2015 info: http://www.rekibun.or.jp/grutto/
Website page in English with only 2014 info (most information seems similar to Japanese 2015 info): http://www.rekibun.or.jp/grutto/pdf/grutt_pass2014.pdf

Where to buy the Tokyo Grutt Pass 2015 

The Tokyo Grutt Pass 2015 can be purchased at the participating 78 facilities,  or at the following locations.
  •  Tokyo Tourist Information Center (1st floor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No.1)
  • LIBROIkebukuro, LIBROShiodomeSIO-SITE, LIBROChofu
  • PARCO Book Center Shibuya, PARCO Book Center Kichijoji
  • Ueno Park Information
  • Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
  • TIC TOKYO (Nihonbashi Exit of Tokyo Station)

Also available online and at some convince stores if you can read/write/speak Japanese


-Passes are non-refundable. (No exchanges, extension of validity under any circumstances, including natural disasters.)

-Not valid if the front cover or tickets are detached from booklet or doctored.

-Not valid without a legible expiration date. Passes are non-transferable.

-Please contact each facility for details of discounts and exhibitions.

-Not valid with any other discount tickets.

-Please check each discount rate when children and seniors (65 years & older) visit facilities.



Tokyo Grutt Pass 2015


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