Living in Tokyo
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:03 AM
I am moving to Tokyo from Australia next month and have heard that Japan is a very cash based society and it is hard to find stores that accept credit cards, which i find hard to believe.
Here at home i use my credit card constantly for everything from CDs, clothing and even everyday groceries.
I just wanted to know if it is hard to survive on credit card in Japan while I wait for my first paycheck?
I know it is a boring topic, but any advice would be appreciated.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:58 AM
very useful: memorize all the Citibank locations for ATM with international credit cards....Omotesando crossing, Shibuya on the way to Bunkamura and of course Roppongi crossing.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:00 AM
also shinjuku - in front of electronics area plus hiroo and marunouchi.
all other banks in japan are hell... except for a branch of sanwa bank in takanawadai ---yeh, this was a REALLY looong time ago---- where the very important though not so glamorous "hello welcome to sanwa bank lady" noticed a loose thread hanging from the rear of my brand new yohji yamamoto jacket --- yes yohji was once cool--- as i was filing out my deposit slip. she then went out the back door - presumably to the bank vault - and came back with the bank sewing kit and sewed my trashed jacket back together again...
Edited by wayne on Mar 8, 2004 at 02:03 AM