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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

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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


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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.

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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.

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The service was great in the U.S

The service was great in the U.S. however we had some issues contacting anyone from abroad. We traveled to Italy and only found one Travelex ATM. The card worked great at all merchants. A few of the bank ATMs would not take the card. The couple that we were traveling with had some real issues with reloading funds and could not reach any tech support. I was able to load my card with no problem. I would definitely use and recommend this card again.

Ellen Schuring

App made it really easy to reload

App made it really easy to reload. Keeping the card for next time I travel.

Lindsey Most

Overall it was quick and easy

Overall it was quick and easy, only 24 hour notice was given, my money was ready to go when I got there, and they gave it to me in a variety of bills. It does cost a little more money than getting it through the bank, but way less notice was needed, so for me it was worth the extra cost

Madeline

Very helpful staff

Very helpful staff. It was a little far for me to drive. I probably would have saved a little money if I had waiting to get cash because of the exchange rate. Because this was my first time, I needed the peace of mind.

Dolly

very good prompt service.

very good prompt service.

SUSAN FUREY

Good online purchase experience

Good online purchase experience. Pick up service was efficient and professional.

ASM

Impressive!

Easy website to navigate - prompt service - reasonable fees-- will definitely. use Travelex again!

Jackie

Crazy fast service

Crazy fast service! Very fair rates. Frankly, quite surprised at how cheap their service is. I am a small potatoes customer and still treated extremely well. Will never use anyone else

Stephen Hoklin

Excellent

It was our first time traveling outside of the continental US. We were recommended to this company by a friend. I will have no reservations in referring this company to my family and friends.

Johnny Black

Ordered 3 different currency on a …

Ordered 3 different currency on a Thursday evening and had it at my home on Monday morning. Ease with ordering

Mary E Berthiaume

Very easy and convenient to use

Very easy and convenient to use

Earl Sawyer

Easy to use

Easy to use. Perfect solution

Ian Gershman

Easy to use.

I found the ease of setting up currency on the MC very easy. The pin number gave me some heartburn at first however, the online FAQ's assisted me in getting my pin number by calling. I reloaded the card once while overseas and that was a breeze. I would do this again next time I travel overseas.

Angela Budde

I like Travelex !~!

I like Travelex !~!. .Because My Kids live in Canada So when they need something other than a gift for a special occasion.I can send them money $$$ and then when in minutes it's there !~!. . The other thing "I" like about Travelex is when I send the Money $$$ it's ALREADY in Canadian dollars at the exchange rate automatically!. There's no going to the bank to exchange the American dollar for there currency EVERYTHING IS DONE AT ONE TIME EVEN AT THE WINDOW AT MY BANK OR ONLINE !. .BATTY A BING... BATTY A Boom. .It's THERE !. .I ALREADY. .I had two (2) of my Friends get a Travelex cards to travel when they went on vacation to Mexico and they were both pleased with the " No Hassel ". .going to a Mexican bank... M. Crago

Markumm Crago

Really convenient to be able to order …

Really convenient to be able to order currency on-line and pick it up at a branch near my office.

Margery

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