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1231 Why was my American Express card charged JPY 3,000 when I made a payment on arrival hotel booking? 2014/10/20
When you book a hotel with payment on arrival, the card you provided is charged the minimum possible charge to check its validity and guarantee the booking. While this is usually a very small amount, American Express has set the lowest possible charge for this purpose at JPY 3,000. As a resut, you may receive one or two notices of JPY 3,000 charges to your American Express when booking payment on arrival hotels on JAPANiCAN.com. However, please note that your card will not actually be invoiced for this amount.