Very nice host and great food! Amazing Japanese traditional music! Do not miss it, very close to Sensoji temple.
Just got back this month and we used a credit card at Kikko with no issue and in fact used our Amex or Visa in almost all locations we traveled including a trip outside Tokyo to Mt Fuji area. Many smaller places don't... More
Just got back this month and we used a credit card at Kikko with no issue and in fact used our Amex or Visa in almost all locations we traveled including a trip outside Tokyo to Mt Fuji area. Many smaller places don't accept Amex but Visa and MC almost everywhere unless you are at very small local shops/restaurants. We used ATM's in 7-11/Foodmart convenience stores to get Yen for cash needs. Saves on exchange fees vs money exchange stores! We ate lunch at Kikko and were in shorts and T-shirts due to the heat and there were no problems and they welcomed us. For dinner I would agree with the previous post and say if you want to "fit in" wear at least a nice casual outfit but even if you don't they will welcome you!! Also as a side note we read a lot about dress in and around Tokyo and articles that said shorts were not common especially among men. Our experience could not be farther from the truth. There are of course the traditional dressers but it was very hot (98-100F/37-38C) & humid and in every location we went there were plenty of people in shorts and Golf/T-shirts with sandals/tennis shoes. Of course most of this was sight seeing/tourist stuff and people off work as we visited during a holiday but I would say dress expectations were very similar to large cities in the USA but not coastal/beach type dress!! Temples do have some restrictions and we didn't go inside any but from the people I saw coming out couldn't have been too strict. Just use common sense and dress according to time of day and location you are visiting but in general we had no issues.