You obviously haven’t been to Germany yet.
Bhahaha I’m from a German city/ half of the family relocated in Germany so yeah. Kinda been there often (every month (Nuremberg & Frankfurt)
I just don’t speak German
But japan takes that as state of art. Go and check
I know Germany quite well myself and I found Japan pretty easygoing.
i am currently in Tokyo.
7/11 ATM’s are free with no charge if you use MasterCard, but if you have a visa there is a 109yen fee from the ATM.
I have used the ATM at different hours of the day without issue.
There are a surprising amount of places that accepted my Revolut master card without issue.
You still need to carry cash for cafes and restaurants as not all accept card, but a lot more do these days.
I had 0 issues with my Revolut card in Tokyo, one thing you might want to do is enable the mag stripe as some shops use that, i was caught out when i was paying for my accomodation, but it was easy to enable it quickly on my phone.
I was in Japan in September. No issue with my revolut Master card.
I was able to pay and withdraw in the convinience store.
In what stores did you do it? Family Mart, Seven Eleven or Lawson? Did you had any withdrawal ATM fees when getting cash?
Check my posts in the Japan treads, in summary, no single issue paying with Revolut and some little fee at ATMs less than my bank. Also on the plus side - buying yen in advance with better rate than my bank
I would like to know if I change euro in yen before withdraw, I have a limit of 200 euro equivalent after which I will have 2% fees?
And if I withdraw 300 euros, the 2% fees are applicated on 300 euros or on 100 euros (because we have 200 euros without 2% fees per month) ?
PS : I’m sorry for my english)
Thank you by advance.
Yes 200 limit equivalent before fees.
The 100 euros. First 200 are free.
I believe that the Fee will be charged only to the € 100 that raised the most … In any case why not make two separate withdrawals (€ 200 + € 100)?
Japanese ATMs charge for withdrawals
You sure? See this post:
Visa costs 108円
In most other ATMs they also charge for both Visa and Mastercard.
But he uses a MasterCard…
Might help another weary traveller
Hello from Yokohama ,
I just used my Revolut MasterCard to withdraw cash at a 7 Eleven. I chose checking account and was not charged any fee even when screen stated I could be charged one.
Tried using the same card in a normal bank atm and card was rejected.
I’ve just returned from a 2 week trip to Japan. For withdrawals I used only 7 eleven ATMs as they are international. No fee was applied until I reached my limit. After that the normal fee was applied as stated in the account details.
The card payment worked in every store that had a POS. The only thing that was asked of me was to sign my card (I forgot to do that when it arrived). It worked in about 10 different cities.
Bottom line, it works, and it works well.
Hope this helps. Also, make sure that you have the magnetic swipe activated from the app, and location disabled. I had a router from the Japan Wireless Company on the trip and it’s not that accurate for location.
did you use VISA card for the ATM withdrawals? On saturday im flying to Tokyo and wonder if my Revolut VISA will be accepted.
Your VISA will be accepted everywhere don’t worry! Make sure you activate the magstripe!
Does that chip not work?