Subject: Re: Cash and Phone Calls in Japan
Hi Debbie and other Ziners,

I went to Tokyo last year and am going to Kyoto in about two weeks. If you have a US ATM card you can get cash from the Post Office. Below is the PO website showing the type of cards they take.

I also read that Citibank will take a US card but I did not try that myself.

As far as phones, Japan has a completely different system and you cannot use any US type phone there. Possibly you can call your provider here and see if they rent the type of phone you need or else I have read on other boards that you can rent one at the airport. Have a fabulous trip!

Hope this helps, Mara