Cash (Japanese yen) is the most widely accepted method of payment. Major credit cards are widely accepted, except in some small sole traders. Traveler's cheques are only accepted for exchange in banks and post offices, and in general, cannot be used to purchase goods and services. Foreign exchange can be performed in banks, a limited number of hotels. Bank counters are open 9 am to 3 pm, post offices financial services from 9 am to 4 pm.
In June, the climate in Kyoto is mild.
The maximum temperature is 27C / 78F and the minimum temperature is 16C / 59F.
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Mains electricity is supplied at 100 volts AC at the frequency of 60 Hertz in Kyoto. Most portable computers and cameras are internationally compatible but you are advised to check your equipment before departure. Mains sockets require a Type A plug and you are advised to obtain an adaptor before departure if needed. Type A plugs have two flat blades and are used in the US and Canada too.
The NEUTRINO2012 organizers do not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance, and participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance.
Consumption tax is a flat rate of 5% on all purchases. There are no additional local taxes. The displayed price on goods and services is required by law to be tax-inclusive. Receipts and bills often indicate tax and service charge for your reference.