Cashless payment services other than credit cards in Japan


Despite Japan`s slow standardization of cashless payment, with the advent of convenient devices and services, cashless payment has been growing rapidly in recent years.

In addition to credit cards, Japan has various cashless payment services.


Edy is a web money service provided by Rakuten bitwallet in Japanand it is Prepaid rechargeable contactless smart card wihich uses Sony's FeliCa technology. OIST ID cards can also function as Edy cards. The top up machines are located on the restaurant floor of the cnter bld and OIST branch Jimmy`s.

Where can I use Edy? : Convenience stores, SanA

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Waon is an electric money service which allows customers to purchase a Waon card, charged with cash in advance.

Where can I use Waon? : Convenience stores, Aeon, Maxvalue etc.

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PayPay is a barcode based payment service founded by Softbank and Yahoo in collaboration with India`s Paytm. Paypay does not only work as a payment, but you can also transfer money to friends.

Where can I use PayPay? : Convenience stores, Kanehide, shops that have PayPay signs

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LINE pay belongs to LINE, Japan`s biggest messaging service. It is a payment service that allows you to make purchase from LINE Pay Merchants.Once you download the app, you can add balance to your account via bank transfer or at convenience stores.

Where I can use LINE Pay? : Convenience stores, online shoppings, supermarkets etc.

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Rakuten Pay

This service is owned by Rakuten, together with LINE Pay and PayPay, it is one of the big "big three" mobile payment option. Setup is simple, just download the app, connect to your bank account and verify.

Where I can use Rakuten Pay? : Convenience stores, SanA, Makeman etc.

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