ATMs and Credit Crad in Tokyo
Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:07 AM
I'm going to Tokyo at the end of May and I heard through a friend that they have almost no ATMs and hardly ever take debit or credit cards. They advised on travelers checks and to exchange them at a bank ? Does any one know if this is true ?
Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:39 AM
change before you get on a plane damnit
I tried changing money in Japan is its fuckin terrible!!! don't use credit cards, its useless in Tokyo
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 04:42 AM
What part of Tokyo did you guys go to? Everybody accepts credit cards, I never had a problem using a foreign credit card over there.
Posted 29 April 2005 - 05:44 AM
I depends. If you're at a foriegn friendly place like Roppongi or a major tourist area, chances are they take credit cards. But if you're at a hole-in-the-wall place or out around the outskirts of Tokyo, prolly not likely. My recommendation is to bring lots of cash. Japan is a cash economy and most people don't steal. I was biking one day and dropped my wallet and after 20 minutes a car came by carrying my wallet and asking if I had dropped it.
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 05:47 AM
The same... NEVER a problem. I use credit or ATM everywhere there!
A little pocket yen is all I've ever needed & I always end up exchanging some back in
so my expierience has been credit cards are the easiest most stress free way to go...
Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:55 PM
fuji bank, hsbc, and citbank all take american atm cards
pretty much every non food place took credit cards
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:34 PM
Yep Citibanks are rare but they take your ATM card or Credit Card for cash (don't forget they close early) . major credit cards are taken at almost all retailers.
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