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500 yen struck in card

Delhi, India
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500 yen struck in card

My travel card is having 500 yen left which i cannot withdraw as there is no note of 500 yen.

I can ignore it but just wanted to check if there is any place in Kyoto where card is accepted prefferable drinking or eating.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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1. Re: 500 yen struck in card

You can use the IC cards, such as Suica, Pasmo, Icoca, at most convenience stores, vending machines, or coin lockers.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: 500 yen struck in card

Entirely your prerogative of course, but why don’t you give it to your hotel concierge to pass onto another traveller?

Toronto
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3. Re: 500 yen struck in card

I suspect that “travel card” is a prepaid Visa card or something like that which allows atm withdrawals.

Anyway convenience stores accept visa / MasterCard / Amex. And combined payments of cash and card.

puerto princesa
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4. Re: 500 yen struck in card

7-Eleven has lots of goods for sale under 500 yen

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5. Re: 500 yen struck in card

> give it to your hotel concierge

This is NOT an acceptable practice in Japan. Please don't do things like this in Japan as no one becomes happy. The concierge will keep it as a "lost item" forever, otherwise, the concierge will be in big trouble for "stealing" something left at, and therefore should belong to, the hotel.

Note: same logic applies to tips in Japan. It's not rude, it causes an extra burden.

Edited: 16 November 2018, 12:07
Melbourne, Australia
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6. Re: 500 yen struck in card

That’s quite an assumption to believe the concierge would steal it.

Things which used to be thought of as unacceptable practices in Japan have progressed considerably in recent years. I’m Japanese so I’ve got some idea.

Leaving IC cards is a non issue, I’ve done it numerous times at hotels, by simply explaining that I no longer needed it, and to pass onto a fellow traveller at their discretion.

Edited: 16 November 2018, 19:00
Toronto
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7. Re: 500 yen struck in card

You assumed it is an IC card. IC card doesn’t allow withdrawal. IC cards can be refunded for whatever amount, in coins and/or notes.

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