Some restaurants and smaller shops in Ishigaki and the surrounding islands do not accept credit cards so it is best to keep a bit cash with you when traveling.
Many ATM’s in Japan do not accept foreign credit or debit cards. Luckily, in Ishigaki you can now withdraw money from both the Japan Post Offices and the Family Marts. There is also a currency exchange machine inside the Family Mart at the 730 crossing. Be aware that Family Mart only has stores on Ishigaki island and charge an extra fee when taking out money.
Exchange rates and charges
Always check with your card provider to find out which charges apply to your credit card and if there is a withdrawal limit when taking out money abroad.
Japan Post ATM’s do not charge for taking out money (but your card provider might.)
Family Mart ATM’s will charge an extra fee for taking out money.
Ishigaki central (Yaeyama) post office is open weekdays 8:00 – 20:00, weekends and holidays 8:30 – 15:00. The other smaller offices have different opening times, generally weekdays 8:45 – 17:30, Saturday 9:00 – 12:30 and closed Sundays.
Family Mart is open 24H
Map of Post Offices and Family Marts with ATMs
(ATM= Post Office atm machine)
The map is showing ATMs in Ishigaki City, zoom out to see the whole island
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