ATMS in Narita Int'l airport that accept foreign visa cards?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jan 6, 2013 4:38 PM Last Post By: jonappleton
Dec 17, 2012 1:13 AM
ATMS in Narita Int'l airport that accept foreign visa cards?Hi,
I've heard that many ATMs in Japan don't accept foreign cards, does anyone know if there are any ATMS in Narita Int'l airport that accept foreign visa cards?
Dec 17, 2012 3:36 AM
I've heard that many ATMs in Japan don't accept foreign cards,
Many do nowadays including ATMs at Japan Post Offices and the ATMs inside 7-11 Convenience stores as well as other locations.
ATMs in Japan:-
Of course, many of them do including Citibank, Japan Post, Seven Bank, and Shinsei Bank.
Dec 17, 2012 3:57 AM
2Just make sure you have a visa plus atm card, & use a visa plus atm. Not sure about Japan but in many Chinese domestic banks, the visa logo is more for show & prestige, but is only connected domestically, not internationally. My cirrus & maestro cards worked fine in Japan, & mastercard is usually no problem anywhere.
Dec 17, 2012 8:48 AM
3Shinpai shinai de kudsai (please don't worry!) this will help you out a lot, not least at Narita.
Click here: http://www.citibank.co.jp/en/banking/branch_atm/
Then click here, hey presto!
Branch/ATM List (PDF file 381.83KB)
Dec 17, 2012 10:20 AM
4As stated, no worries at Narita, at other airports and in the centres of Tokyo and most large cities. It's when you are out in the sticks you need a little more care in ensuring you aren't caught without cash. For example, Nikko, a sizeable town and touirist mecca, only has 4 ATMs in the centre that take foreign cards, and only two of them are 24/7 (within 7-Eleven stores). So make sure you stock up on yen when you see one, not when you are about to run out of cash. There are a few areas without 7-Eleven, such as Akita and Aomori-ken in Northern Honshu and Shikoku, and you only have post office (J-Post) ATMs, few of which are 24/7 and some are closed after 12 noon Saturdays and all day Sundays and holidays (like Jan 1-3).
Dec 18, 2012 7:57 AM
5Also be aware, if you are not already, that Japan is VERY much a cash-based country. Thus, with that in mind and also bearing in mind Japan is a VERY safe country have no fear in taking large/larger amounts of cash to cover yourself. As said, if say you leaving Tokyo for the 'sticks' don't take any chances, just take a large wad out in Tokyo etc.
Dec 19, 2012 12:08 AM
Jan 6, 2013 4:38 PM
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