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Using US bank issued ATM cards in Tokyo

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Using US bank issued ATM cards in Tokyo


I am somewhat surprised by the comments in Tripadvisor ‘ travel guide for Tokyo that it is difficult to get cash from ATMs using foreign ATM cards. I never had problems before traveling abroad (except in Kuala Lumpur, when my bank blocked the card!). Could someone share his/her experience using US bank issued ATM cards in Tokyo?

Thank you very much

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21. Re: Using US bank issued ATM cards in Tokyo

Post offices are actually quite easy to locate. The only caveat is make sure you know the ATM's operating hours. For the bigger branches, the ATM's should work most of the time when you need it (most daylight hours Monday to Saturday).

If you get Yen from home, you probably won't get very good rates in most cities (unless you are from Hong Kong where Yen rates are good). Exchange rate at the ATM are typically better.

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22. Re: Using US bank issued ATM cards in Tokyo

We had no problem at any of the post offices or 7-11s that we got cash from. We are from USA with VISA logo bank card.

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