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Free Wi-Fi

KANSAI Free Wi-Fi

KANSAI Free Wi-Fi is an application which makes authentication procedures unnecessary when it's operated in Kansai Area.

Free Wi-Fi area is provided by local governments of 'Union of Kansai Goverments' member and over 10,000 spots are available including Hyogo free Wi-Fi, Osaka free Wi-Fi, Kyoto free Wi-Fi and Kobe Free Wi-Fi.

Usage of KANSAI Free Wi-Fi (English) (PDF: 3,476KB)

Usage of KANSAI Free Wi-Fi (simplified Chinese character) (PDF: 854KB)

"Detailed (English version) of KANSAI Free Wi-Fi" (External link)

ATM service

At ATM installed at post offices, stations and convenience stores, you can withdraw Japanese Yen using credit cards or bank cards issued by financial institutions outside Japan. Please check your credit card/bank card company for more information.

Japan Post Bank

ATM of Japan Post Bank is installed in post offices, stations and supermarkets, convenience store "FamilyMart". Some ATM are available for 24 hours, but depending on places may not be available.

JAPAN POST BANK International ATM Service (External link)

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Seven Bank

ATM of Seven Bank is installed in convenience store "Seven-Eleven" and airports, stations. With ATM in Seven-Eleven is available for 24 hours. (Some stores are not open 24 hours) ATM screen and receipt support 12 languages, and inquiry in English is available with intercom.

SEVEN BANK ATMs (External link)

E-net

ATM of E-net is installed in discount shop "Don Quijote", convenience store "FamilyMart". Withdrawal of Japanese Yen is available by bank card and credit card issued abroad for 24 hours.

E-net (External link)

Lawson ATM

ATM of Lawson ATM is installed in convenience store "Lawson". Withdrawal of Japanese Yen is available up to 50,000 yen. Depending on the type of the card, some shops are not available.

LAWSON-ATM (External link)

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AEON Bank ATM

ATM of AEON Bank ATM is installed shopping mall "Aeon Mall" and supermarket "MaxValu", convenience store "MINISTOP". Available time varies according to business hours of store.

AEON Bank (External link)

Exchange

To exchange foregin currency to Japanese Yen at bank or store, you can find a sign which says 'Official Money Changer'. Rate changes every day according to the fluctuation of financial markets. There are banks at Arrival Lobby of Narita and Haneda Airport, which provide foreign currency exchange service. Tourist can come to Japan without having Japanese Yen.

Tax Exemption, Duty Free Shops

Consumption tax (8%) is included when purchasing products in Japan. However, foreign tourists are exempt from consumption tax by procedures such as department stores, home electronics shops, discount stores and so on.

Person Who is Subjected to Tax Exemption

  • Foreigner who stayed in Japan within six months
  • "Diplomacy" or "Official" Passport (Entry to Japan more than 6 months ago is permitted)

Product Which is Subjected to Tax Exemption

The total of the following amounts spent on the same store on the same day

  1. General goods... More than 10,001 yen
  2. Expendable supplies * ... 5,001 yen - 500,000 yen * Expendable supplies: Food, drink, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics

Tax Exemption Procedure

  1. When you purchase the product, please submit passport at check-out counter (Copy is not accepted)
  2. 'Record of Consumption Tax Exemption Products' card will be attached to your passport, and the Custom Authorities will collect the card at Departure.
  3. Please submit 'Purchase Contract' indicating you are leaving Japan to the shop.
  4. Expandable supplies have to be exported with in 30 days from date of purchase and wraped in specified method.

Consumption Tax Exemption Shops

Please see attached list of tax consumption exemption shops.

Japan .Tax-free Shop (External link)

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