How to withdraw money at a Japanese ATM 【7-Eleven】
When you come to Japan and are in need of cash, there are not so many places where you can withdraw money with your foreign bank card. When I first came to Japan, I had the same problem and didn`t know where I should go to get some cash.
The bank that I found is the most foreign friendly is the 7-Eleven bank that you can find in all 7-Eleven convenience stores.
The cards written in the above image are accepted at the 7-Eleven convenience store in Japan.
How to withdraw money from the 7-Eleven ATM
These are the steps to withdraw money from the 7-Eleven atm.
1. Insert your card and select language
First insert your card into the ATM and select your preferred language on the screen. In case you press English, you will also automatically have Japanese written below the English text.
2. Select the withdrawal button
Next select the transaction type. In our case as we want to withdraw money, we select withdrawal.
3. International transaction
As we are using a foreign bank card, we have to accept that this is an international transaction and that additional fees may apply. If you have no problem with this please click confirm. To check the transaction cost please contact your own bank.
4. Account type
In this step you select your account type. In case you don`t know your account type, click the skip button in the lower right corner.
5. Bank pincode
After selecting your account type or pressing the skip button, you have to enter your bank pincode and press confirm.
6. Select the withdrawal amount
After you successfully entered your pincode, you can select the withdrawal amount. The limit is 100,000 yen, which is around 900 USD.
7. Money and receipt
After selecting the amount you will receive your money and if requested you can also get a receipt for the transaction.
Sometimes it`s possible to get your card back without money. This usually means that the amount that you selected was greater than the amount that you can withdraw or own. Another reason might be that you can only withdraw a limited amount abroad that is decided by your own bank to protect your money.
Now that you have cash in your pockets have fun and enjoy your trip in Japan!