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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 Japanese currency

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 Japanese currency

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.

Explore the exchange rate history of Japanese yen against the US dollar, or head to our Japan Travel Guide for top tips and insider guides to the nation.

What to consider when ordering your yen online

Thinking about the rate is just one consideration when it comes to getting your Japanese yen, 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 check how USD to JPY 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! See how much Japanese currency you can get for your US dollars with Travelex's currency converter.
  3. How you want to get your money – If lining up to get your money isn’t your style, then you can order your Japanese yen to be delivered direct to your door. Alternatively, if you have any questions or want to speak with one of our currency specialists 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 150 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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