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What is a comfortable amount to have in Yen for meals, tours, souvenirs? (Hotel/JR Pass/Wifi already paid)
Do places take American Express?
I heard the best place to convert dollars to yen is the Naruto airport?
What if I have left over Yen? Can i convert them back to dollars on the way out?
If I don’t have enough Yen are there places to exchange in Tokyo?


Hi Judith

I don’t often use credit card in Japan, but my impression is that Amex is not widely accepted. There are also a lot of international atms especially in convenient stores, check out these links

For daily expenditure maybe budget per day food 5000yen, 2000 yen for local trains and admission fees, and 2000-5000 for souvenirs.