Yen & Onsen – Skiing Japan

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Excited to announce that the BestExchangeRates team and friends (pictured below) will be converging from Australia and the UK to Japan for a field study trip to research all matters Yen AUD/JPY GBP/JPYand oh a few powder runs and Onsen along the way 🙂

BER Research team taking an onsen

BER research team checking an Onsen’s water temperature

Along the way we will compare using Cash, Bank Credit Cards and Prepaid Multi-currency Travel Cards from Travelex OzForex and QantasCash. Also to be investigated is whether Japan really is a cash only/preferred economy, and the strange and wonderfully inexplicable workings of Japanese ATMs and Toilet Flush mechanisms.

Japanese ATM's

Japanese ATM’s

How do you flush?

Japanese WC – What do you press to flush?


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