I have been in the land of the rising sun for a few days now.
I have been using my visa card everywhere from restaurants to the supermarket and buying train tickets from the ticket machine with no problems at all.
I couldn’t get money out at the supermarket like i would in Australia yesterday, So I started my hunt for an ATM.
I struggled to find one that would accept any of my bank cards. I found success at the family mart (a popular Japanese convenience store) which had a fully disclosed fee of 100 Yen, just over 1 AUD. with the minimum transaction being 10,000 Yen.
So far my experience with Xinja as a travel card has been amazing across Europe and now japan. With no hidden fees, currency conversion fee refund and almost universally accepted wherever I go. As always cash does come in handy at smaller establishments.
If you have any questions or are planning at trip yourself let me know.