Home hero arrow

Buy Japanese yen

How much would you like?

= JPY=1 USD
Looking for a different currency?

What to spend your yen on:

  • Sushi meal for 2 people with sake

    400 yen

  • Entry to Tokyo Disney

    6400 yen

  • Tourist t-shirt

    350 yen

  • Postcard and a stamp

    70 yen

  • Samurai sword

    30,000 yen

How much yen will I need?

Please select your budget above.


- +

- +

Total spending money needed:

  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


Recalculate

Must-sees in Japan

  • Kyoto
  • Travel back in time to the site of Japan’s capital for over 1000 years. It's just a few hours from Tokyo by speed train.
  • Naoshima
  • This island in the Seto Inland Sea is full of amazing architecture, museums, contemporary art and beautiful nature.
  • Ōkunoshima
  • Calling all animal lovers: make sure to visit “Rabbit Island”, home to hundreds of wild rabbits roaming free.

Trust in Travelex

Being able to order online and pickup at a convenient location at no charge was real plus. This is the second time we've use this service and are very pleased.Robin S.

Excellent. Everything was ready for me to pick up.Janet R.

This was a first time experience but I can say the staff was very professional and informativeCheryle L.

A deep dive on yen

No other currency in Asia is more heavily traded than the Japanese yen. In fact, it’s the 3rd most traded currency in the world.

The first minted coins in Japan appeared in 708, but by the 19th century Japan was using Spanish dollars. The yen (or “round object”) has been used as the central form of currency since the 1870s.

More info about yen

The most commonly used bills for Japanese yen are the ¥1,000, ¥5,000 and ¥10,000 notes. The most commonly used coins are the ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500 but you'll sometimes receive ¥1 and ¥5 as change.

What to consider when ordering your currency online

Thinking about the rate is just one consideration when it comes to getting your foreign currency, but don’t worry because we’re here to help make things really simple for you.

  1. Check the rates – Use our handy currency rate tracker to check how rates change over time 
  2. Think about how much you need – Your budget will help you to work out just how much you need to take with you, depending on how long you’re going for, how many of you are going and how big of a spender you are!
  3. How you want to get your money – If lining up to get your money isn’t your style, then you can order your currency to be delivered direct to your door. Alternatively, if you like to see a friendly face when you get your money, you can pick up at one of our stores across the US.

Buying Japanese Yen Online is Easy


Cash

Cash

Ordering your Japanese Yen online is simple. There are over 100 Travelex stores across the US to pick up your order from, or you can have it delivered straight to your door.

Order your Japanese Yen

Travelex Money card

Travelex Money card

If you prefer plastic to cash, why not try our Cash Passport? A prepaid card, simply top up with Japanese yen before your trip and use abroad wherever you see the MasterCard logo.

Find out more

Read our reviews on Trustpilot reviews


Excellent

Excellent, no hassle service, fast no problem delivery! Thank You!

Al Evert Jr

All of my transactions was…Pleasantly Please!!!

All of my transactions was professionally done. As well in a timely manner. I will be doing business with you again. Also,will be telling much more of my friends. When they’re in need of currency transactions. Thank You Ruby J.R.W.

Ruby Rogers-Washington

Easy and convenient service

Easy and convenient service. Will recommend to friends.

GH

Excellent service.

Excellent service.

Mary Ann

Great break down of currency into…

Great break down of currency into smaller bills. Delivered when said. We traveled to multiple countries and it was so easy to get multiple currencies.

Sara Johnson

Fast, dependable service

Your service is fast, dependable, and save us having to find places overseas to get our currency. Love your refund policy too, although we’ve never had to return I used money. Gives us a reason (as if we needed one!) to return to Europe to spend it!

Julie B.

Right on time.

Right on time.

GREGORY ROSENTHAL

Service was great package arrived right…

Service was great package arrived right on time. Thank you Travelex!

Jacqueline

Very Satisfied Customer

It was easy to place the order on the Travelex site, and my currency arrived on time, as promised. I thought the fee was reasonable. Would definitely use Travelex again to purchase currency.

Jill

Travelex card great option to use in…

Travelex card great option to use in Mexico. Will try in other countries. Easy to use with pin, card seems to decline first then processes.

Victoria Yeh

The best in price and service!

With travelex, I always get great prices and great service! Always the best!

Martha Huffman

Great

Came super fast all was good

Tmm

Express currency

I made a reservation. I was able to pick up my order one day in advance. Customer service was ok.

Marleni

Travelx was GREAT no problems...

Travelx was GREAT no problems.... and my purchase arrived ON-TIME.

Mooney Pilot

Great sight easy and quick!

Your sight is very easy to use. Simple and efficient ..

Jeff Beth

Travelex is rated 4 stars by Trustpilot based on over 5699 reviews

Need a different currency?

Whether you’re looking for pesos or pounds, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.