Using ATM card in Japan

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Using ATM card in Japan

Postby sparks » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:08 pm

Hi, I just read from tripadvisor that it's quite advisable to draw cash from ATM in Japan (quite favourable rates). Is anyone doing this when travelling to Japan? I just checked with POSB & they say they charge a fee of S$5 for each overseas withdrawal. If the exchange rate is similar to Spore or better, then I can just carry some emergency cash with me & draw yen from the ATM or pay using ATM when needed, and lessen use of credit cards (some merchants charge extra for using cc). Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Using ATM card in Japan

Postby jetsetter » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:17 pm

I withdraw from my citibank atm in tokyo.

Pretty good rates then. Not sure about posb. But I also carried jpy.

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