IC Card Use on Kumamoto Buses

Starting March 23, you will now be able to use a wide variety of IC Cards on buses in Kumamoto. It is intended to help out of prefecture travelers get around easier, but should be useful for those who still have leftover money on IC cards from trips.

The IC cards that can be used include:
SUGOCA (the JR Kyushu one), nimoca, はやかけん, Suica, PASMO, manaca, TOICA, Kitaca, ICOCA, PiTaPa.

You will be able to use it on the following bus lines (already currently served by the Kumamon IC Card): Kyushu Sanko Bus, Sanko Bus, Kumamoto Bus, Kumamoto Toshi Bus, and Kumamoto Electric Railway.

You can read the official press release (in Japanese) here: http://www.kyusanko.co.jp/…/Sankob…/pdf/ICCARD20160323-2.pdf