Whether you’re under neon lights in one of Japan's bustling cities or strolling through a forest of blooming cherry blossoms, you can use your Visa card with confidence.
Exploring Japan for vacation is easy with a Visa card
Your Visa card is widely accepted throughout Japan (although you might need to let the cashiers swipe it for you). In the event of a lost or damaged card, you could get an emergency replacement in as fast as 24–72 hours.
Keep in mind that on the JR (Japan Railway), you have to go to the ticket counter to use your overseas-issued Visa. Also, not all merchants who accept Visa display the Visa acceptance signage, so make sure to ask.
Need cash in Japan? Many shops in restaurants in Japan do not accept cards, so it’s a good idea to carry cash with you. With ATMs available throughout Japan there is no need to get local currency before you travel. Getting cash at your destination should be easy, safe, and getting cash at an ATM can actually be less expensive.
Accepted around the world
Visa is widely accepted around the globe. You can use your Visa card at more than 46 million* locations worldwide.
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**Visa's Zero Liability policy does not apply to certain commercial card and anonymous prepaid card transactions or transactions not processed by Visa. Cardholders must use care in protecting their card and notify their issuing financial institution immediately of any unauthorized use. Contact your issuer for more detail.