Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau Official Guidebook

There is no custom for tipping in Osaka or any other region of Japan. There is no need to pay any tip to restaurant or hotel employees or taxi drivers, etc., nor will one be demanded either.TippingTippingPlease use travelers checks, credit cards, or cash as appropriate to the purpose. Travelers checks can be used in hotels, ryokans (traditional Japanese style hotels), and major stores, and can be exchanged at major commercial banks in principal cities. Compared to foreign currency exchange, they can be exchanged with a lower handling charge, and can be reissued if lost or stolen. International credit cards, such as American Express, VISA, and MasterCard can also be used in many places, which is convenient. However, travelers check and credit cards may not be accepted in some stores and restaurants, etc. in rural areas, so it is recommended to carry some cash.Travelers checks and credit cardsTravelers checks and credit cardsMany ATMs do not accept credit cards or cash cards issued in other countries. You are recommended to contact your credit card company to check which ATMs can be used for any credit cards or cash cards issued overseas in advance. Seven Bank and Japan Post Bank ATMs now accept foreign credit cards for cash withdrawals. The accepted card types are indicated near the ATM.Information on ATMs that can be used for withdrawing cash using a credit card or cash cardissued in foreign countriesInformation on ATMs that can be used for withdrawing cash using a credit card or cash cardissued in foreign countriesNo chips requiredin JapanRULES TO KEEP IN MINDRULES TO KEEP IN MINDBeing filled with flat roads, Osaka is a great city to go around on a rented bicycle. However, be sure not to leave your bike in the areas where bicycl parking is prohibited.In the Midosuji and Kyobashi areas, there are places outside where smoking is prohibited. Violators will be fined 1,000 yen. Elsewhere in Osaka prefecture there are some other non-smoking outdoor areas— please keep an eye out for them.63* Seven Bank ATM can be used with 12 languages.

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