Tokyo gives you better money exchange experiences
Japan surprisingly is not as much as a high-tech, Blade Runner-ish metropolitan city, I say this because I come across more than a few establishments including restaurants and bars, where they only accept cash.
I also see many friends visiting the country and tries to buy me dinner, but because some places have incompatibility with foreign issued credit cards, I end up buying them dinner. (I am happy to, of course).
Tokyo Metro has announced that by a joint effort from the 3 companies (Tokyo Metro KK, Metro Commerce KK, and Gaitame.com), they have launched its first currency exchange machine in Tokyo Metro Meiji-Jingu [明治神宮前] Station (Harajuku), starting its service from 10:00AM on June 24th, 2017.
What time is this currency exchange machine available?
This machine is available from 5:00AM to 11:30PM, and it accepts 13 currencies including USD, EUR, KRW, and RMB, and up to JPY100,000.
Tokyo Metro states in the press release that given the foreseeable growth in the number of inbound visitors, their mission is to contribute to creating the convenient environment for these people.
When you are starving at night and you managed to order some pizza from the local pizzeria nearby, you can easily run to the machine and throw in that couch money, go back to your place and pay that delivery man with a smile.
If you don’t have that couch money cash on you, try going to a 7-ELEVEN nearby, where they have 23,000 ATMs across Japan that let’s you withdraw Japanese Yen with your International Card 24/7.
Accepts: USD, EUR, KRW, RMB, HKD, TWD, GBP, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, THB, and PHP.