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  • Japan is a very cash-oriented place, and it's not as easy to find a foreign-friendly ATM as it is in other places I've been to. Bring a few hundred euros worth of cash with you when you go to make your life a little easier.
    • Hum... Does that mean that people will accept my money, or will I have to buy some Yens first?
      • Assuming you are flying through Narita, there are a few Citibank ATMs there that seem pretty international-friendly. There is also a place to change your money.

        The best way, I think, to get from NRT to Tokyo is the Airport Limousine Bus [limousinebus.co.jp].

        It seems like I will be traveling to Tokyo twice a year now, for work. My second trip will be at the end of February, though, so I doubt I will be there in May for YAPC::Asia. (I may get to go to YAPC::NA, though!)
        • The best way, I think, to get from NRT to Tokyo is the Airport Limousine Bus.
          I disagree. The NEX or Skyliner is much better.
          • The main advantage of the Airport Bus is that they take you directly to your hotel. If you are not staying in a hotel, an express train may be the better option. It also depends on if you are traveling during rush hour traffic.
      • I meant bring some Yen. As the other followup pointed out, there are ATMs in the airport, but you may be too tired to want to deal with it. I've never taken the bus mentioned. There's a train that goes from NRT to the Tokyo train station [jreast.co.jp]. If you're staying at Dan's place, you can catch a cab from that train station to his place for cheap.

        If you're staying in Japan for a while, you can get a really good deal where you buy a train ticket and some pre-paid subway/train fare on a Suica card for a good price. He
        • One more thing. To buy that combo Nex + Suica package, you can only do it at one ticket counter, even though you'll probably see a bunch of others. There's little maps on the page I linked to above.