I'm not expecting to be able to use my debit/credit card in too many places while there, so I'm planning on buying enough yen for my five day stay.
I'll have a rail pass, so I'm not expecting to pay that much for transportation unless I grab a non-JR bus, but I have no idea how often I'll be doing that. Good thing I love to walk!
Is there any way of estimating how much cash I will need per day for, say, food? I expect I'm probably going to do some shopping, but I have no idea how much things cost in general, so may be not as much as I think.
I'd like to have at least ONE meal in a mid to higher-end restaurant and will probably want to go to at least one museum.
My goal is to try to avoid the ATMs - I'll be staying in a hotel near Haneda airport and can no doubt take their shuttle back to the airport to use the currency exchange services there if I have to (I WILL be able to get yen from my foreign-issued Visa/ATM card, right? Or do I need dollars in cash for that transaction?).
My first time off North America this is, so I'm a complete n00b!