Japan Fall 2007Author: PasadenaBob
Date of Trip: October 2007
Honesty and Personal Security
Speaking of that, Jpn are very honest people. I've randomly experienced it personally so many times I can say with certainly it is one of the most honest lands I've ever had the good fortune to be in. Crime might be 10% as much as it is in the USA. Prices are the same at the airports and as in the cities, again, unlike my country where airport prices for things are sky-high compared to non-airport prices.
Exchanging Dollars for Yen
Do be aware once you exchange money in hotels for yen, the transaction can't be altered. Hotels aren't allowed to buy dollars or any other currency. Banks are. I recommend banks. The rate of currency exchange at the bank's airport branches inside the airport are the same rates in the banks in the cities. I'm not so sure that occurs in my country. In contrast, airport rates in my country are less favorable than banks in our cities. You can buy and sell currency at major airports. I think all Jpn banks can buy and sell dollars on the spot. In my country, few banks engage in foreign currency transactions.
Look, I can write a book. Please consider these suggestions and govern yourself accordingly if you want to have one hellavu good time in Japan. And here's wishing you do!
Pasadena Bob [if I missed any misspellings, please forgive me]
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