Money Matters in Nozawa Onsen

Cash is still King


Cash is King in JapanNozawa Onsen only has limited ATM access, and quite strict limits on withdrawal amounts, and operating hours are limited.

82 Bank has an international ATM located right across the road from Chuo Bus Terminal, next to the Tourism Office. Operational hours are 8:00am – 8:00pm. Beware that it may be closed on public holidays. Withdrawal amounts are generally limited to 40,000yen per day.

The Nozawa Onsen Post Office also operates an International ATM. It is located along the narrow road that runs just up the hill from Chuo Bus Terminal. At the traffic signal at Chuo Bus terminal, walk up the uphill slope and turn right at the T junction. The post off is located about 80meters down on the left-hand side. General operation hours are 9:00am – 6:00pm. In general, withdrawals are limited to 50,000yen, but may vary by card provider.

Banks and Money Exchange

Bank SignAs Nozawa Onsen has no bank offices, the only place to exchange money is at the ticket counter at the Nagasaka Gondola. Currencies are USD, AUD, EUR, SGD, CNY, and TWD. Opening hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm. Please note that this area can get very busy at times during the day, and if you need to change currency it is best to do it at off peak times.

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