JCB is Japan’s largest and most well-known international credit card company, with numerous services and benefits offered to over 89 million users across the globe. For travelers in Japan, JCB is hosting several spring and summer campaigns, designed to help its customers get the most out of their trip.
Until June 30th, any JCB cardholder who purchases over ¥20,000 worth of goods in Japan (tax included) using their JCB card can enter to win a gift card worth ¥20,000. Other prizes include ¥2,000 gift cards as well as JCB original products. Enter to win at either JCB PLAZA Tokyo or JCB PLAZA Kyoto. When in Tokyo, cardholders can also take advantage of discounts totaling up to 18% (tax 8% plus JCB special discount 10%) on select Japanese craft, beauty and grocery items at the Woah! Japan shop next to the JCB PLAZA. It’s the perfect place to stock up on souvenirs, like Arita porcelain or Nambu iron cookware.
Those in possession of a JCB card can also receive free admission at ten observation decks across Japan. Why not enjoy the cherry blossoms of Hakodate or the night view of Tokyo completely free of charge? Simply show your JCB card to the ticket booth at the ten participating observation decks anytime between now and July 31st, 2016, and all admission fees will be waived (Tokyo Tower promotion ends June 30th, 2016).
Platinum card holders receive preferential treatment in booking several notable restaurants across Japan. One JCB cardholder can enjoy a free course meal in cities ranging from Sapporo to Osaka to Fukuoka, when booked for a party of two or more. Savor kaiseki cuisine, crab dinners or top-quality Japanese beef in some of the country’s top eateries. Reservations can be made easily through the JCB Platinum Concierge Desk.
Want to know more about what you can do in Japan with your JCB Card? Follow Tony Jay’s "Hello! Japan" travel blog showcasing his personal recommendations, tips and discoveries from the country’s major tourist sightseeing spots. You can also find information on how to take advantage of their free Wi-Fi, which allows users to tap into nearly 200,000 WLAN hotspots around Japan, as well as keep up with exclusive offers for JCB cardholders.
JCB offers its cardholders a dedicated 24-hour helpline, available in English, Chinese and Korean.