When Running Low on Yen, Use a Free ATM search app: JAPAN POST BANK ATM Finder!
Compared to other countries, many souvenir shops and restaurants in Japan only take cash (Japanese yen).
While it's common sense to bring enough yen to enjoy your travels around Japan, you may run out. At such times, it's convenient to withdraw cash in Japanese yen from your credit card issued overseas by using Japan Post Bank ATMs.
And now, I'd like to introduce a convenient app that helps you find ATM locations!
What is the JAPAN POST BANK ATM Finder App?
When you suddenly need cash in Japan, you may want to use the Japan Post Bank ATM to withdraw it! By using the JAPAN POST BANK ATM Finder at such times, you can search for nearby ATMs, and you can also find out how to use them.
What's more, you can download this multilingual app for free. In order to avoid trouble during your travels in Japan, why not download it before coming to Japan?
How to Download the App
It can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store by searching for "JAPAN POST BANK ATM Finder".
It's free of charge
(Users will pay data transmission fees when downloading it).
For Android users: available on devices equipped with OS 4.4 or higher
For iPhone users: available on devices equipped with iOS8 or higher
*Note: This application may not operate correctly on tablet computers.
1) Displays ATM locations on a map
You can find the nearest Japan Post Bank ATM by searching from your current location using either the station number or a keyword.
2) Displays ATM hours of operation on the map
3) Searches for route directions to the ATM
Select your mode of transportation (car, public transportation, foot, bicycle), and you can see at a glance the distance and time it takes to get there.
In addition, if you put it in AR (Augmented Reality) mode, your smartphone camera function will show you how to get there so you won't get lost on your way.
4) Displays how to use an ATM
When withdrawing cash using an overseas credit card, it's easy to understand how to use an ATM by following the instructions on the screen.
Support is offered in 5 languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) and Korean.
On the map display, it's possible to see how to operate the ATM in multiple languages.
6) Additional Functions
Precipitation radar, tourist guidance and free Wi-Fi spot search functions are offered.
The Convenient Japan Post Bank ATM is Available All Over Japan!
Japan Post Bank ATMs are installed in various places all over Japan, including post offices, Japan Post banks, and train stations.
In addition, some Family Marts have installed new ATMs with multilingual support. It's so convenient!
*1 Family Mart is a major convenience store in Japan.
*2 This support is available when using a credit card issued overseas for cashing.
Overseas travelers to Japan are often seen looking for a place to exchange their cash after using up all of their yen. At tourist destinations in the countryside, many banks are unable to exchange foreign currencies, so it's best to remember, "If you run low on yen, head for a Japan Post Bank ATM". This Japan Post Bank Finder app is like a lucky charm for your trip to Japan!