Why You Should Always Bring Cash With You in Japan

Jan 10, 2020


Japan is one of the most high-tech countries in the world with arguably the most advanced toilets, speedy transportation, robot helpers and many other kinds of stuff! But at the same time, it is also a very traditional country with many sectors still seemingly stuck in the past and unfortunately (or fortunately?) a part of Japan that’s still very traditional is its payments industry.

 

Japan and Cash

If you are from South Korea, China, New Zealand or any other country that runs on credit cards and mobile payments you might be in for a shocker when you come to Japan.