UC Gift Cards are what we'd call gift vouchers or certificates in the UK. It's a version of money which can only be spent in certain shops. UC's usage is pretty wide though, so if you have one, read on to see what to do with it.



This kind of card is distributed by many companies or institutions as a prize, compensation or refund. You can also buy them.

There's a site in Japanese with full details, and here are the basics in English (for the first time online! Another AccessJ first, watch out other sites!).

Half a million stores and hotels across Japan accept these vouchers, including (I bolded some big names I know of):


● Department stores
Isetan
Odakyu Department Store
Kintetsu
Seibu
Sogo
Daimaru
Takashimaya
Tokyu Department Store
Hankyu Department Store
Matsuzakaya
Marui
Mitsukoshi
● Supermarkets
Apita / Piago
Ionic groups
(イオン・マックスバリュ・
メガマート)
Ito-Yokado
Queen's Isetan
JEUGIA Corporation
Seiyu
Daiei, Inc.
Daimaru Peacock
Tokyu
Nagasakiya
ベイシア
リヴィン
● Shopping Center
Ion
Aeon
OPA (most stores)
Vivre
Mitsui Outlet Park
● Home Center
Kainz home
セキチュー
ホーマック
Home Plaza
Royal Home Center
● Convenience Stores
Circle K
Sunkus
● Drug Stores
Tsuruha
● Clothes Stores
Easy Order Hanabishi
英國屋
Eddie Bauer Japan
F-One Ltd.
ORIHICA
Cabin
Ginza Kane Matsu
Ginza Yamagataya
Sarasaya
San-Ai
Sun Shoes
The Shoes
Shiseido Ginza
Ships
Jun
Island Shoes
Shinshifuku no Konasu
Diana
Taka-Q
Tamaya
Chiyoda Shoes
Take One
Tokyo Delica
New Steps
Bingoya
Mack House
Mamina
Marukawa
Miki
Mitsumine
Mimatsu
Women's Plaza Aoki
Aoyama
Right On
Washinton Shoes
● Household Goods
Obutsudan no Hasegawa
Ondezu
Kezu Denki
Kojima
Shimachu
Juntendo
Joshin Denki
Sofmap
DEODEO
Tokyu Hands
Nitori
Bic
100 Man Volts
Best Denki
Matsuya Denki
Mr Konsento
Yamada Denki
Yodobashi Camera
Laox Co., Ltd.
Loft
● Jewelry, Glasses etc
Ai Megane
I-PRIMO
Kitamura Camera
Tsutsumi Jewelry
Rieju Ginza
Heart-up
Verite
Mikimoto
Megane no Store
Megane no Super
Megane no 愛眼 
Megane Tanaka
Megane Yonezawa
Megane Parimiki
● Hobbies Sports Book
Alpine
Victoria
HMV
Kiddy Land
James
Shinseido
Supersport Xebio
Sports Authority
Sports Depot
Tarajima Ootoku
Golf Futaki
Himaraya
Point-and-peg
Honma Golf
Maruzen
● Restaurants
安楽亭
Ume no Hana
Kani Douraku Chain
Kisoji
Sapporo Kanimoto
Don's Steak
Denny's
● Travel Agents
一畑 Travel Services
Odakyu Travel
Keikyu Kankou
Home Tour
Smart Deal (except the OMC Smart Deal)
Sun Travel Service
● Hotels
Keio Plaza Hotel
Hankyu
Daiichi
Diamond Hotel
Imperial Hotel
Tokyu Hotels (with some exceptions)
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Hilton (with some exceptions)
Four Seasons Hotel Chinzanso
Prince Hotel
Hotel Okura
Grand Palace Hotel
Hotel Nikko (with some exceptions)
Hotel New Otani
Mitsui Garden Hotel (with some exceptions)
Miyako Hotel
Washington Hotel



UC also does various other services, such as credit cards, ETC cards and all manner of other bits and pieces best tackled only if you can read Japanese to a high standard (see the site). You'd be better off with our guides on credit card applications and getting an ETC card.

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