Located in over 20,000 spots throughout Japan - How to withdraw cash at convenience stores
During your stay in Japan, how do you obtain your Japanese yen? Exchange at the bank? Or do you find foreign currency exchange shops? But banks operate 8 am to 3 pm on weekdays, and are closed on weekends. Foreign currency exchange shops are located in big cities, but are scarce in suburbs or the countryside.
At times like these, you should remember the existence of convenience stores where you can withdraw Japanese yen using foreign credit cards. Here, we present more details on this topic.
|The convenience store you should look for is 7-Eleven||Lawson is recommended for those who have a Ginren Card (銀聯)|
Japan has many chain convenience stores, but today we’re going to look for specifically for a 7-Eleven. The Seven-I holdings have their own bank, Seven Bank, and their ATM can be used to withdraw cash using many international cards.
Cards that can be used at Seven Bank
VISA, PLUS, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, Union Pay（銀聯), American Express, JCB, DISCOVER, Diners Club
*The maximum withdrawal amount at one time is 100,000 yen (Only for Union Pay, the maximum amount is 200,000 yen)
If you have these cards, you can withdraw cash at Seven Bank’s ATM. There are over 21,000 ATMs all over Japan. And on top of that, there’s no transaction processing fee! The ATM screen has English, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese language options, which is extremely useful.
*Processing fee will be charged to the bank issuing your card.
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It is possible to withdraw yen at the convenience chain store Lawson using a Ginren Card (not all ATMs). Since the service charges and withdrawal limits change from time to time, please check the latest information on the official website. The number of such convenience stores is increasing.
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