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Consumption Tax and Currency

In Japan, you need to pay “consumption tax” when you purchase things.
Consumption tax will be charged, in addition to the price of the product, at the counter.

A ballpoint pen with a price tag of 100 yen + consumption tax 8% = the total amount of money you pay is 108 yen

At Japanese stores, selling items at a higher price for tourists almost never happens, which is often seen in foreign counties. You can usually trust the price the clerk mentions or displays.
Depending on a store, the price tag attached to the products include consumption tax but some do not, so please check carefully before purchasing. It is specified clearly in the receipt, so please check it well even after purchase.

 

Sensibility of Prices

Juice sold in vending machines in Japan is 140 yen per can.