After Bitcoin became an official payment in Japan on April 1st this year, some major Japanese retailers and service provider partnered with Japanese Bitcoin exchange to start accepting Bitcoin as payment, here are some of them:
1. Peach Aviation
Peach Aviation,owned by the largest airline in Japan, ANA, is the low-cost Japanese carrier specialising in flights to North-East Asia, will become the country’s first airline to allow customers to pay directly for tickets using Bitcoin.
Marui department chain has partnered with the local Bitcoin exchange to enable its stores to facilitate the use of Bitcoin. Marui Group started accepting Bitcoin payment at the Shinjuku Marui Annex on August 7th.
3. Bic Camera
Bic Camera first started accepting bitcoin in April, following the government’s recognition of the digital currency. There are two Bic Camera stores that started allowing Bitcoin payments, the company’s executives claimed that these stores would serve as a touchstone for Bitcoin. If successful, the chain will accept Bitcoin payment to all of its stores in Japan.
Japan’s largest online travel agent Evolable Asia accept Bitcoin payments to over 1,400 hotels and inns across Japan this summer.
This famous sushi bar is located is Numazuko Ginza 1st in Tokyo with a Bitcoin ATM, making Bitcoin easily acquired there.
You can pay with Bitcoins at Suchi Bar as well, Bitcoin is accepted here as a payment method.
Beside all these, there are probably 300,000 more stores that would accept Bitcoin since Coincheck, the company that hold 99% of the Bitcoin payment market share are working with Recruit Lifestyle to bring Bitcoin payments to over 260,000 stores by this summer, Coincheck also claimed that there’s already 5,000 stores that accept Bitcoin.So, pack your bag and charge your CoolWallet, it’s time for a Bitcoin trip to Japan!