Money Matters

Money Matters

Cash is the main form of payment used for goods and services rendered in many places throughout Japan. For Koyasan, this is particularly the case, and there are many locations that unfortunately still do not accept credit or debit cards. As such, it is advisable that you bring the appropriate amount of Japanese yen (in cash) with you during your visit. It is possible to exchange money at the local bank or withdraw yen at one of the ATMs in Koyasan, and for visitors needing such services, please refer to the information below.

Locations Of ATMs That Typically Accept Foreign Cards

Post Office: Typically accepts most major foreign credit cards
Weekdays: 8:45am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays/Holidays: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Family Mart: Typically accepts most major foreign debit and credit cards.                                                      Weekdays: 7:00am -11:00pm
Saturdays: 7:00am -11:00pm
Sundays/Holidays: 7:00am – 11:00pm *Hours  may vary on National Holidays

*Please note that the ATM located at JA Kihokukawakami does not accept foreign debit or credit cards