Here you will find important tips and useful information for Japan.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
ATM cash withdrawals with the Travel Mastercard card are only possible to a limited extent in this country. This applies not only to Travel but to all Mastercard-branded cards.
ATMs operated by Japan Post Bank, Sevenbank, Citi and AEON are recommended for cash withdrawals made with Mastercard cards.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
+ 8 h / + 7 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Tokio, 5-9-12 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
Tel. +81 3 5449 8400 / +81 3 3473 6090
9.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 20.00 h daily
Swiss driver's licence with Japanese translation and international driver's licence required for car rentals.The translation must be requested at the 'Japan Automobile Federation JAF', the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.3 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Northeast part of the country: any kind of visits of the evacuation and restricted zones designated by japanese authorities are not recommended.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Extension available on site.
Travel is the secure prepaid card for use away from home – without any annual fees. In the event of loss, the card including the balance will be replaced worldwide.Find out more about Travel
While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.