Can I use Mastercard in Japan?

Question: Can I use my Mastercard Credit Card in Japan?

Answer: Yes, you can use your Mastercard credit card in Japan wherever Mastercard acceptance marks are displayed.  Most BIG retailers, stores, restaurants and hotels in Japan accept credit cards, but there are many local shops that do not accept any credit cards; just cash.

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Mastercard credit cards are issued by major Japanese banks and are widely accepted throughout Japan.

Most major cities in Japan like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Sendai, Sapporo, Okinawa, Fukuoka accepts Mastercard.  Smaller shops in smaller cities are LESS LIKELY to accept credit cards.

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