The Only Place in Yudanaka to exchange to Yen
Japan is such a “Cash Society”
Like many other Asian countries where you need to carry a wad of cash in your wallet or pocket.
Credit Card payments are not as readily available as other Western countries.
Like New Zealand, that I live, all the payments can be made by simply tapping my credit cards on EFYPOS (or DEBIT in most countries?) terminal.
I seriously do not carry cash with me these days in daily life in NZ. So this cash-carrying culture is something I’m not used to (anymore) either.
Anything can happen
Still, you can always do some research in advance and get prepared for it.
However, some unforeseen circumstances can put you in a difficult situation where you need lots of cash, like your hotel actually don’t take credit card payment and you were not aware of it until the last minute!
Solution For You
So I introduced this place when I talked about the coin lockers at Yudanaka Station. It’s in the same place, right across the station.
Here’s the aerial map to show you where.
Their money-exchange machine takes 9 different currencies as below.
- Chinese Yuan
- US Dollar
- Hong Kong Dollar
- Taiwanese Dollar]
- Korean Won
- Thai Baht
- Singaporean Dollar
- Australian Dollar
Basically, you just follow the instruction on the screen.
- Choose the currency you have
- Confirm the exchange rate that gets calculated daily by the machine
- feed the notes (No coins obviously)
Their shop is open from 8am till 5:30pm.
So, hopefully, now you know at least a place to rush to when you get caught short in Yudanaka!
Remember, preparations is the best prevention!
See you next time
Ryougae Ga Dekimasuka? 両替ができますか？ = Can I exchange money?