How to use WAON

Here’s how to use your WAON card.

Get a card

WAON electronic money is available to people of all ages! With no registration required and no annual fee, everyone can use WAON with ease.

WAON Card
(Basic design)

WAON Card (Basic design)

Basic features
Issuing fee
300 yen (tax incl.)
Annual fees
None
Age restrictions
None
Charge method
Cash only

You can also choose from a variety of
other card designs.

Gotochi WAON

Gotochi WAON feature distinctive designs from various parts of Japan.

  • DO YOU KYOTO? Kankyo WAON
  • Hida Shirakawago WAON
  • Shizuoka Fujisan WAON
  • Himeji Jo WAON

About "Gotochi WAON"

Where to purchase

You can purchase your card at AEON group stores including AEON, MaxValu and MINISTOP, as well as some affiliated stores.
(Availability may vary from store to store.)

  • AEON
  • MaxValu
  • MINI STOP
  • daiei
  • ORIJIN BENTOU
  • MY BASKET

Gotochi WAON are sold at selected stores, mainly AEON and Daiei.

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Add funds

You need to add funds before you use your WAON.

You can add funds from 1,000 yen up.
  • * Funds can be added in cash at checkouts in stores operated by AEON, as well as other stores including MINISTOP, FamilyMart and Lawson.
  • * Not available at all stores.
  • * You can add from 1,000 yen to 29,000 yen at a time to your card, up to a maximum balance of 50,000 yen.
    (Please note that the maximum balance differs for certain cards.)
  • * Note: You must use Japanese yen to add funds.

Where to add funds

Add funds at the checkout
  • AEON
  • daiei
  • my basket
  • MINI STOP
  • FamilyMart
  • POPLAR
  • LAWSON
  • NATURAL LAWSON
  • LAWSON STORE 100
  • BIC CAMERA
  • KOJIMA
  • sofmap
Add funds using a WAON recharge machine
  • * Coins not accepted
  • * No change issued
Add funds at an AEON Bank ATM
  • * Coins not accepted

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Shop with your card

You can use the card at WAON affiliated stores displaying themark.
  • * You can also use WAON at vending machines.
  1. Present your WAON card when paying.

    Present WAON card
  2. Confirm the amount you are paying.

    Confirm payment amount
  3. Touch your WAON card on the reader-writer device installed at the checkout.

    Touch WAON card on the reader/writer device
  4. When you hear the “WAON” sound, your payment is complete.

    Payment complete

If you have insufficient funds, you can recharge your card at the checkout* or pay the remaining amount in cash.

  • * Not available at some stores.

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