So, what Japanese experiences may you miss out on if you run out of cash?
Cash only establishments can vary from small to medium sized restaurants, boutique stores, small shops, smaller local train stations, taxis and temples and shrines. This is felt more so in the countryside and in smaller towns rather than larger cities.
Some of the more famous cash-based experiences in Japan include:
Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto
Perhaps one of the most famous in Japan, the Kinkakuji Temple has been standing since 1397. Also known as the Golden Temple, this site is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Entrance to the Temple costs 400 yen, and is cash only.