General Information

Currency

Official congress prices are indicated in Japanese yen. Only Japanese yen is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels,restaurants and souvenir shops. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels,restaurants and shops.

http://www.sapporo.travel/learn/money/?lang=en

Currency exchange

Foreign currency can be converted to Japanese yen at banks and stores displaying the “Authorized Money Changer” sign. Rates change daily thus please confirm the rate directly at each individual bank. Note that banks are located in the arrival lobbies of Chitose new airport, Narita and Haneda international airports thus currency exchange can be done immediately upon arrival.

Foreign Exchange & International ATM Map (PDF)

Major Japanese Banks / Japan Post Office Bank / ATMs

Banks are open from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays) The Japan Post Bank, located in post offices, is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and to 6:00 p.m. at some branches. Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available for withdrawing by cash card every day from 9:00 to 20:00 at major banks. Many Seven Bank ATMs, located in local convenience stores are open around the clock for cash withdrawals.

Using ATMs in Japan

Most ATMs in Japan do not accept credit cards or cash cards issued abroad. However Japan Post Bank ATMs, accept foreign credit cards and offer an English service menu. The following "International ATM Service" notice is located on the machine with services accepted. Please note that a service charge may apply.

Seven Bank ATMs, located inside 7-Eleven convenience stores, accept foreign-issued credit cards and cash cards and provide vocal and on-screen guidance in the English, Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese languages. The machines also accept debit cards for cash withdrawals. The following ATMs can be used and can commonly be found. (Japan Post Bank/ Seven Bank / American Express/ Visa / Mastercard / Diners Club / JCB /China Union Pay)

Traveler' s Checks and Credit Cards

Traveler's checks are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in principal cities,and the use of traveler's checks in Japan is not as popular as in some other countries.
VISA,MasterCard,Diners Club,and American Express are widely accepted at hotels,department stores,shops,restaurants and nightclubs.

Taxi

Taxis have display boards to show the availability status. You can take a taxi displayed as "空車" (Vacant). Taxi stands are located near stations,airports and commercial establishments. The basic fixed fare of a taxi is 670 yen for the initial 2km,and 80 yen is added for each additional 302m.

Climate

Generally,the weather at August is pleasant and dry. The average temperature in Sapporo during the conference period is likely to be 22°C(72°F)(Low 18°C(64°F) / High 26°C(79°F)), but the humidity is low and the temperature is cool during the morning and evening.

Electricity

The electrical power supply in Japan is uniformly 100 volts,AC,throughout Japan,but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Sapporo. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-pin plug only.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

In an emergency, please dial the following numbers. English-speaking operators are on duty 24 hours a day.

Police 110
Fire & Ambulance 119

Insurance

The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained,or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons),either during,or as a result of the congress. Please ensure that you have the appropriate insurance.

For Further information on travelling in Japan-food,
custom / manners, communication and so much more,
go to the Japan Official Travel Guide.

General Information

Currency

Official congress prices are indicated in Japanese yen. Only Japanese yen is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels,restaurants and souvenir shops. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels,restaurants and shops.

http://www.sapporo.travel/learn/
money/?lang=en

Currency exchange

Foreign currency can be converted to Japanese yen at banks and stores displaying the “Authorized Money Changer” sign. Rates change daily thus please confirm the rate directly at each individual bank. Note that banks are located in the arrival lobbies of Chitose new airport, Narita and Haneda international airports thus currency exchange can be done immediately upon arrival.

Foreign Exchange &
International ATM Map (PDF)

Major Japanese Banks / Japan Post Office Bank / ATMs

Banks are open from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays) The Japan Post Bank, located in post offices, is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and to 6:00 p.m. at some branches. Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available for withdrawing by cash card every day from 9:00 to 20:00 at major banks. Many Seven Bank ATMs, located in local convenience stores are open around the clock for cash withdrawals.

Using ATMs in Japan

Most ATMs in Japan do not accept credit cards or cash cards issued abroad. However Japan Post Bank ATMs, accept foreign credit cards and offer an English service menu. The following "International ATM Service" notice is located on the machine with services accepted. Please note that a service charge may apply.

Seven Bank ATMs, located inside 7-Eleven convenience stores, accept foreign-issued credit cards and cash cards and provide vocal and on-screen guidance in the English, Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese languages. The machines also accept debit cards for cash withdrawals. The following ATMs can be used and can commonly be found. (Japan Post Bank/ Seven Bank / American Express/ Visa / Mastercard / Diners Club / JCB /China Union Pay)

Traveler' s Checks and Credit Cards

Traveler's checks are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in principal cities,and the use of traveler's checks in Japan is not as popular as in some other countries.
VISA,MasterCard,Diners Club,and American Express are widely accepted at hotels,department stores,shops,restaurants and nightclubs.

Taxi

Taxis have display boards to show the availability status. You can take a taxi displayed as "空車" (Vacant). Taxi stands are located near stations,airports and commercial establishments. The basic fixed fare of a taxi is 670 yen for the initial 2km,and 80 yen is added for each additional 302m.

Climate

Generally,the weather at August is pleasant and dry. The average temperature in Sapporo during the conference period is likely to be 22°C(72°F)(Low 18°C(64°F) / High 26°C(79°F)), but the humidity is low and the temperature is cool during the morning and evening.

Electricity

The electrical power supply in Japan is uniformly 100 volts,AC,throughout Japan,but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Sapporo. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-pin plug only.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

In an emergency, please dial the following numbers. English-speaking operators are on duty 24 hours a day.

Police 110
Fire & Ambulance 119

Insurance

The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained,or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons),either during,or as a result of the congress. Please ensure that you have the appropriate insurance.

For Further information on travelling in Japan-food,custom / manners, communication and so much more,go to the Japan Official Travel Guide.