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Buy Japanese yen

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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.

Buying Japanese yen online is easy

Free next-day UPS shipping on orders over $1000

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us which currency you'll need for your trip abroad and how much you'd like to order

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • You can get your currency delivered to your door or pickup at over 100 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set