I haven't traveled to Japan since way pre-covid, and was I just wondering which cards are still good to use at their ATMs? So far, my research has come up with the following…
Mastercard exchange rates + fees are a smidge better than Visa
Citibank has left the field, and no longer has ATMs in Japan. Back then I used Citibank!
ING (Visa) will refund 5 lots of any international ATM Fees per month, provided the month prior, you deposit $1000, and have used your card 5x as well.
Suncorp Everyday Options (Visa) has no added international ATM Fees. For this, you select credit at the ATM
Macquarie Platinum Transaction (Mastercard) has no added international ATM Fees, and you select savings at the ATM.
So my question is, wouldn't Macquarie card be the best to use if you are planning to withdraw more than 5x? While both Suncorp and Macqaurie are limited to select ATMs (7-11 ATMs between 7am to 7pm, Aeon ATMs, Lawson ATMs), these can be find everywhere anyway.
Are there any other useful cards for Japan? Am I missing anything or have misinterpreted anything? Also going to Korea, but I assume the best card will probably apply to Korea too.