Re:Dine GINZA an Innovative Restaurant With a Money Exchange System For Foreign Currencies [PR]
re:Dine is an innovative cashless restaurant in the heart of fancy Ginza, Tokyo, which only uses electronic money. It is also a shared kitchen restaurant, the first of its kind in Japan! Simply with the swipe of an electronic card, you can enjoy the food of up to five different chefs in the same venue. How convenient for travellers with different types of currencies in their pockets or who ran out of YEN.
The restaurant can seat a total of 120 people and is equipped with a very large sectionalized kitchen that accommodates up to five chefs. This means you can enjoy and compare the cuisine of five different chefs at one same venue! At the end of the evening, you can even vote for the chef's cuisine you enjoyed the most.
Cashless at re:Dine GINZA
What is Pocket Change?
Picture this, on your way to Tokyo, you had a layover in Hong Kong and you still have some leftover money from the meal you bought at the airport. You don't really know what to do with it, but landing in Tokyo, it's just enough to buy a train ticket or an onigiri at the convenience store. How practical!
How does it work?
For example, you can charge up the card you got at the station to take the train. You can charge it with money you have left in your pocket and this is how you can pay for your meal at re:Dine.
A lot of restaurants in Tokyo do not accept credit cards so this simplifies the process quite a bit.
But at re:Dine they do accept credit cards, in addition to many types of electronic cards!
Pretty easy, right!
Many types of electronic money or vouchers
You can charge many different types of cards, such as public transport e-money (Suica, Pasmo, etc.), Rakuten, which is a prepaid cash card, Apple or iTunes gift cards, Amazon gift certificates, or cards you can spend on shopping, such as the WAON or nanaco card.
This can make your travels much smoother as you can use it for the train and even to buy some tunes to make your way to dinner. And of course, to pay for dinner.
Quick & Safe
The minimum amount you can charge is ¥1! So it really can be anything you have left in your pocket or up to ¥30,000 (depending on the type of card). Why not give it a try when you come across one of these machines!
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