While Japan’s economy is considered a consumer electronics powerhouse, credit card payments in the country remain surprisingly far behind. Running low on cash can be a hassle, as ATMs that understand English and accept non-Japanese bank and credit cards are difficult to come by, even in a major city like Tokyo. Currency exchange locations are limited and are available only from local post offices and larger 7-Eleven shops. And seeing several cash machines at the same location may prove difficult to select the right one, so it’s always a good idea to exchange your US dollars to Japanese yen before your trip.
TIP: Keeping cash on you while walking is generally considered safe in Japan as pickpocketing is rare.
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