At over 20,000 Seven-Eleven convenience stores nationwide, including the Fukuoka Airport Seven-Eleven, ATM machines accept foreign bank cards on a 24 hour basis. The procedure is straightforward. Guidance is avaiable in English, Korean and Chinese.Details and an ATM locator are provided at the link below:
Japanese Post Office ATM's also offer a cashing service for foreign bank cards.Please note many small restaurants and shops, ticket and vending machines do not accept credit cards.
The yen is the unit of currency in Japan. There are four kinds of bills (10,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 1,000 yen) and six kinds of coins (500 yen, 100 yen, 50 yen, 10 yen, 5 yen, 1 yen) used. All of the bills and coins are different sizes. Bills descend in size from 10,000 yen to 1,000 yen. For more information, please visit the National Printing Bureau website.
Average temperatures in late Feb. early March range from a high of 12-15 degree s celsius to a low of 2-5 degrees. It is not uncommon to experience light rain or snowfall during this period.
The electric power supplied in Japan is 100V. The plug is typically 2-blade, non polarized and non-grounded, as seen here.
Note that there are very few public outlets that support 3-prong plugs, so its useful to carry a 3-to-2 adapter. Make sure the plug blades are the same width, i.e., non-polarized.
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