I am going on holiday to Japan in a week. My debit card charges 3% plus £1.5 when lifting money abroad which is pretty awful. Credit card I think is slightly better but can't use that for everything. I have read alot about travellers cheques so was wondering if taking £1,500 in travellers cheques was a good idea. Another possible option is making a bank transfer to a friend who is in Japan and then have them lift money out for us. Some advice would be great.