Japanese coins come in regular 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen as well as anniversary denominations.
Both old and latest coins and bills can be used in Japan.
Currency exchange is handled by the airport, port, banks, post office, some larger hotels and souvenir shops as well as licensed money exchangers found on mainly big street.
TISCO Okinawa at Naha international airport
174 Kagamizu, Naha-shi, Okinawa
1F Naha international airport
(Open daily 9:30am – 6:30pm)
5-5-6 Makiminato, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa
1F Blueseal Headquater
(2pm – 7pm)
Foreign currency exchange information Kokusai-dori street
1F Washita shop 3-2-22 Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa (2pm – 7pm)
Foreign currency exchange Blueseal Chatan
1F Blueseal Chatan 1-5-8 Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Foreign currency exchange 1F Aeon shopping center Chatan
8-3 Mihama, Chatan-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Credit card / traveler’s check
Traveler’s check can be used at most banks in main cities, some larger hotels and shops. International credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Diners Club as well as MASTER CARD are also accepted at these places though there are still many that don’t accept. Carrying somewhat cash with you is recommended.
JCB, VISA, MASTER CARD and China Union Pay card can be used at some places in Japan.
Department stores, supermarkets, convenient stores as well as taxies accept most credit cards.
Most ATMs do not accept credit cards issued by foreign countries. Collecting information on ATMs that take these before your trip may be helpful during your stay in Okinawa.
You are able to cash out Japanese Yen at ATM machines from post offices and Seven bank. Available credit cards are shown on or by the machines.
From April 19th, 2013 partial credit card from Maestro that combines IC chip can not be used at any of Japanese ATM machines including from post office as well as Seven bank.
There is no tipping custom in Japan though large hotels charge as service fees.