We are planning a trip to Japan in Q1 of 2023.
We posses European Visa debit cards and pay almost everything with them at home. We have heard, that card payments are much less prevalent in Japan. We have heard that there seems to be a problem with Visa card payments in Japan at the moment.
This question answers most of our concerns, but is 5 years old.
What is the current situation with Visa debit card payments in Japan? We are going to spend most of our time in large cities.
Is it possible to buy and recharge PASMO/SUICA cards using Visa debit cards?
Should we get a credit card issued? Would the support be better, or would there be no significant difference?
Thank you for your answers.