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13 September 2004 @ 03:37 pm
I got my yen just a moment ago, and it's weird.. ^^;; It feels like I have play money in my hand, because it's just not.... you know.. the same. ^_^;; There's something weird about it. ^_^;; It's weird too how the different denomination bills have different sizes! Hehee! I had no idea! I guess there's culture shock #1. Or monetary shock, or something. ^_^ I'm getting a bit apprehensive now, but I know that everything will work out okay. It'll be quite the adventure, I can say that much! ^_^

In less than 48 hours I'll be on the way to Tokyo! O_O!!
Current Mood: freaked out
Hentai Tenshihentaitenshi on September 13th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
Good luck and safe journey! ^_^
molokidan on September 13th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)

As you probably know by now, $1 and $5 are in coin form..which makes them easier to spend! It`s so easy to plunk a $1 coin into a machine in Japan. . .while in the states I wouldn`t spend my dollars because I have been accustomed to the value of them. . .but having those dollars in coin form in Japan just makes them easier to spend!!! Be careful!!!! Don`t let the arcades steal your soul!! =)
Jen-Neko-Hanjennekohan on September 13th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
Have a safe trip!
Chiakichiaki777 on September 13th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
When you use cash in Japan, remember that Credit cards and checks are annoying to them k? Cash is always better ^_^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 14th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
Gotcha! ^_^ It's so weird to me to think of carrying cash at all. I generally use only my debit card and don't carry any cash at all. It'll be weird for sure! ^_^;;

I really would have thought that the Japanese were big on credit cards, since in general they're considered ahead of us in technology. ^^;; But I suppose in this case it's a definite not! ^^
Chiakichiaki777 on September 14th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
yeah people carry around $200-300 in cash plainly. Of course, richer people still have the Visa cards and everything. There's also the fact I was mainly in the hills where air conditioning is non-existant, so yeah.

Population centers = higher prices, but Visa is accepted.
rural mountains = cheapness, but cash is preferred.

Good luck!