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Buying Cryptocurrency in Japan

Buying bitcoin in Japan is as popular as gambling on pachinko because the country was one of the first to recognize bitcoin as an asset. With the early adoption of crypto comes increased regulatory requirements, the “know your customer” rules could make buying bitcoin in Japan, difficult some times and annoying other times.

This is why buying bitcoin anonymously in Japan has become so popular recently, even with the existing regulated exchanges available across the country, anonymity online is becoming the hottest topic in every country.

We cover the most popular and anonymous options available for Japanese bitcoin buyer’s, as well as the bitcoin gambling options available in Japanese.

Best Crypto Currency Exchanges in Japan

With popular exchanges like Kraken pulling out of Japan recently, along with Bitbank and bitFlyer leaving the JVCEA over regulatory warnings, it may only be a matter of time that Japanese bitcoin buyers continue purchasing from Japanese bitcoin exchanges in the country. 

Zaif is still one of the more popular exchanges in Japan. easily one of the safest for buying altcoins like Ethereum and NEM, as well as Bitcoin. The Zaif exchange is one of the few regulated exchanges that has helped grow crypto currencies since 2014 in the country and is used by many.

The other popular bitcoin exchange in Japan, Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange, has already been all of the press in Japan for the last few years as one of the top exchanges. Along with Zaif, the two are considered extremely secure and trusted among the crypto community in Japan.

The best cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan currently are:

Japan Crypto ExchangesKnown ForPopular inKYCCurrencies 
Large Global ExchangeAsiaYesAll National Currencies, BTC, AltsContinue
Credit Card / ExchangeEverywhere except USAYesEUR, USD, GBP, INRContinue
P2P TradingGlobalNoBTC, ETH, AltsContinue
No KYC, Low Trading Fee'sGlobalUnder 2 BTC NoBTC, ETH, AltsContinue
Credit Card / ExchangeAmerica's, Europe, AsiaYesGBP, USD, EUR, BTC, ETH, AltsContinue
Decentralized Anonymous ExchangeGlobalNoBTC, ETH, AltsContinue
buy bitcoin locallyPerson to Person TradesGlobalYes/NoBTC, ETH, AltsContinue
anonymous gift card bitcoin sellingAnonymous PurchasesGlobalNoBTC, ETH, AltsContinue

Buying Bitcoin Anonymously in Japan

The anonymous exchanges open to Japanese customers are plentiful, the few most popular can be found below.

 

Bisq

Anonymous Peer to Peer Crypto Trading

Bisq

Available Worldwide

No ID Required

CoinMama

Anonymous Purchases Under $150

CoinMama

Worldwide Acceptance

Visa and MasterCard and Cash Accepted

Localbitcoins

Peer to Peer Bitcoin Buying and Selling

Localbitcoins

Available Worldwide

Cash, Bank Transfers and Wires

Binance

Anonymous Trading Hundreds of Altcoins

Binance

Available Worldwide

No ID Required

HodlHodl

Anonymous Peer to Peer Crypto Trading Platform

HodlHodl

Available Worldwide

No ID Required

Paxful

Peer to Peer Bitcoin Buying and Selling

Paxful

Available Worldwide

Buy Bitcoin With Any Gift Card

Bitcoin ATM’s

Having a total of 11 bitcoin ATM’s in Japan, people in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Yokohama can use Yen to buy bitcoin 24 hours a day.

Gambling with Bitcoin in Japan

Our Japan Crypto Gambling Guide covers the top bitcoin and altcoin gambling sites available and translated for Japanese gamblers. With the strict regulation of gambling in Japan, much like gambling in China, bitcoin sports betting and casino sites are a great way to gamble without the government being any wiser.

Crypto Gambling has information on bitcoin, altcoins and trading crypto currencies along with bitcoin poker, casino and sports betting sites available worldwide.