How widespread is the use of credit cards in Japan?

Japan is still a country where you as a tourist will find that the Japanese prefer cash payment. This is especially true in such amounts small purchase like an ice cream or drink. You will also find that small shops or eateries only accept cash.

It is primarily branded stores in the major cities that accept credit cards. With the experiences that I have made over the years I can only recommend bringing plenty of cash.

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