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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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  • nights


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



Ordering your Japanese Yen online is simple. There are over 200 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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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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fast and easy!

fast and easy!

Michael Napodano

This was so fast and easy

This was so fast and easy! I would only caution to pay close attention to the type of currency you're getting right before you check out. There was something wonky with the site, I kept selecting British pounds but it kept resetting to Euros (it's the first selection in the list).

Katharine Kreitzer

Quick shipment

Quick shipment, nice and easy.


5 stars

5 stars: Excellent – no reservations, I would recommend this company to anyone.

Jackie York

I always buy my foreign currency from…

I always buy my foreign currency from Travelex. I know my currency will always arrive on time and in the amount I purchased. I also like that I also get directions for sending leftover currency back after my trip is over. Of course, I have never sent money back because I always spend most of it! I recommend this company fo repurchasing foreign currency. .

Tina M Lamb

Excellent service provided in a timely…

Excellent service provided in a timely manner.


5 stars: Excellent

Very easy to order on line and then pick-up in person. Staff is very friendly and obviously travel oriented and willing to share stories.

Jann Schumacher

Easy, Professional, and Quick!

Easy, quick pickup, and the agent that I worked with was extremely friendly and professional. I will continue to use Travelex whenever I travel.

Erica Ackerman

Excellent services

Excellent service

Evans Akyen

Satisfied Traveler

My foreign currency arrived on schedule. The order was accurate and allowed me to have cash on hand when I landed.

Satisfied Traveler

Very easy transaction

Very easy transaction. Communication was clear and accurate. I never wondered where my currency was.

Jill R

Delivery is prompt and the applicable…

Delivery is prompt and the applicable fee is very reasonable.

Robert Koenig

Travelex Review

It was a great transaction. They sent it to me and I got it even sooner than I was told.

Debra Ray

This was a very easy process

This was a very easy process. We are Citibank customers and there are no Citibank ATMs in Paris, so I wanted a way to get cash without the ATM fees. I ordered a Travelex card, was able to pick up the next day at the Herald Square office. We used it in France for all kinds of purchases and to withdraw cash. It was easy to register online and check the balance. We ended up with 2 euros on the card and spent it at the airport. I highly recommend and plan to use this whenever we travel abroad again.


Easy and Convenient!

This was the easiest and most convenient way to exchange money, especially Russian Rubles from the comfort of my house and not travelling from bank to bank and waiting.


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