We're currently booked at the Sunroute Plaza Tokyo (Bay) here for a stay at the end of June. I am, of course, very impressed with the cancellation policy, but I'm trying to work out the logistics for the actual stay there. Neither my husband nor I have a credit card. It has come up several times that it would be good to have one, but we haven't gotten to the point where we've actually gotten one. We haven't really had a need for one, especially since we've been living overseas. We've found ways around it in most cases. I realize that Japan is predominately cash based as is evident in the Sunroute not even requiring credit card information to book a reservation. I am aware that at some point they'll want a way to charge us for incidentals. The website states credit card or cash deposit. How exactly does this work with cash? Will our balance be paid on arrival then we put a cash deposit down which will then be refunded at the end of our stay or will we be able to apply that cash amount to our balance upon checking out? Basically, I'm worried about handing over cash at the beginning of our stay, then being stuck with hundreds of dollars worth of yen at the end when it is returned to us. Also, I don't want to hand over my debit card for incidentals then have to work out any issues internationally later on if for some reason things don't get refunded properly. We are going to attempt to get a credit card before we leave, but I'm not sure that it will go through quickly enough. We have to apply for one to be sent to us in South Korea from the States. Normally this would only take around a week, but sometimes things take longer. I just want to make sure that we're informed about our options, so we know what to expect.