Money and Costs
Japan is known for being very expensive but it is not as bad as it used to be and prices are lower than they were even a few years ago. That said don’t expect it to be as cheap as Southeast Asian countries like Thailand or Indonesia.
from $70 per day for solo travelers and $100 for couples.
The currency of Japan is the Yen and you will be expected to use these for all transactions.
ATMs and credit cards
Credit cards can be used in Japan in larger businesses although compared to many Western countries Japanese citizens prefer to use cash for most payments. In tourist areas or for any payments at large businesses like hotels and restaurants credit and debit cards will usually be accepted but in many other businesses only Japanese cards are valid for use. You will also usually be charged a transaction fee. International access ATMs are found all over Japan are clearly marked.
There are several ways to change money in Japan including at banks, post offices, department stores, and hotels, and so there is no need to look for a private money changer. Many of these do not charge commission fees but make sure that you take your passport with you as you will need this to change any money.