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Has anyone used stack mastercard in Japan?

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Has anyone used stack mastercard in Japan?

Does the card only work for 711 ATM? or all convenient store ATMs?

What are the ATM charges per each transaction?
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The ATM charges depends on which ATM you use it on. I think 7/11 charges 200yen. Also, with the Stack card, there is a transaction limit of $500CAD, so make sure you don't exceed the yen equivalent of $500CAD or else the transaction gets refused. When I first tried to use it in March at a Lawson to withdraw 50,000 yen, it was denied. Then I found out about the limit and later on in the trip I withdrew 40,000 yen and it was ok. That was at a 7-11 or Family Mart as it was in Kyoto.
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I read that 711s have no transaction charges.
Check the Stack thread in the Credit Card forum.
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Raggie wrote: I read that 711s have no transaction charges.
Check the Stack thread in the Credit Card forum.
Then it could have been a Family Mart that I did the withdrawal from. We go to 7-11 & Family Mart so much that I can't remember which is which :-)
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I'm going in October so I'll test it out.
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I only used it at 7-11, I don't believe there was any transaction fee, it seems like I got the going exchange rate with no extra fees. 7-11 is everywhere in mainland Japan, at least in the big cities I was in (Tokyo, Osaka) but in Okinawa, very hard to find (I think only 2 7-11 in all of Okinawa). Okinawa is kind of its own separate island away from the mainland
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HP_John wrote: I only used it at 7-11, I don't believe there was any transaction fee, it seems like I got the going exchange rate with no extra fees. 7-11 is everywhere in mainland Japan, at least in the big cities I was in (Tokyo, Osaka) but in Okinawa, very hard to find (I think only 2 7-11 in all of Okinawa). Okinawa is kind of its own separate island away from the mainland
It seems like Lawson has a monopoly in Okinawa. We've only seen Lawson there. No 7-11 there; not sure about Family Mart.
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Note: For some reason Tangerine didn't work 2 years ago when i was there, TD Debit worked
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Went in May this year.
No transaction fees with 7-11 :)
Didn't use any other ATMs as there are 7-11s almost every where but I believe when I tried the post office ATM it charged a fee so I walked over to a 7-11 instead.
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Used Stack while Japan in January. No transaction fee at 7-11. Be sure to select chequing as account type.
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