Originally Posted by dk7m
just went down to ueno today and picked up the stud belt from hinoya... paid in cash w/ passport so no tax
man. they never told me this. well i guess they probably wouldn't do it for credit cards. pg2g - a lot of the bigger stores provide duty free shopping wherever you go- you bring your passport (with your tourist visa standing) and the receipts of your purchases (usually there's a minimum purchase limit) and you fill out forms and you get the tax back.