The yen (JPY, ¥) is the official currency of Japan
Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 yen.
Bills: 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10000 yen.
Visa, MasterCard and American Express are all widely accepted in Kyoto for most things including shopping, restaurants, hotel bills. However, many places still only take cash.
You can change cash at most Banks in Kyoto
There are several ATM machines in Kyoto, which may be cheaper to withdraw money using your debit or credit card, but this depends on your individual bank charges!! (NOTE: Not all ATMs will accept foreign cards and not all ATMs are open 24 hours - Kyoto Central Post Office next to Kyoto Station accepts foreign cards.)
BANKS OPENING TIMES
Generally Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Generally, there is no tipping in Japan!