Get ready for your trip to Japan. Order your Japanese Yen at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more JPY cash to spend. Have your Japanese Yen banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Japan
Jet off well-informed to Japan. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Japan.
Credit and debit card payments are widely accepted in Japan, and accepted without issues in nearly all restaurants, hotels, hostels, shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. However, cash remains the most popular method of payment in Japan. The UK Government's travel advise recommends travelers to take cash with them on their travels to Japan, as you may have difficulty using credit and debit cards issued outside Japan.
When paying by card in Japan, be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments abroad. ATM withdrawals in Japan will also incur costs, including currency conversion related ones: Your bank's JPY to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Far East Asia, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious or fraudulent.
It's certainly a good idea to bring Japanese Yen banknotes with you on your trip to Japan. Although credit cards and debit cards are very widely accepted, you may have difficulty using cards issued outside Japan.
Cash remains the most popular payment method in Japan. Spending cash will allow you to keep track of your expenditure and understand the amounts you're paying, as Japanese bills may not always make sense.
Japan is a large country, and prices vary widely. But on average, prices in Japan are higher than prices in the UK. Based on averages prices, the cost of living in Japan is 25% higher than the cost of living in the UK.
A coffee in a cafe in Tokyo costs around ¥400 yen. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant you can expect to pay around ¥3000 yen per person.
Tipping is not done in Japan. It's really as simple as that.
Banknotes in Japan
You'll only see three different banknotes in general use in Japan: ¥1,000, ¥5,000 and ¥10,000. There is a commemorative ¥2,000 banknote but it's not used frequently.
The Japanese Yen banknotes have all writing in Japanese, except the text "Nippon Ginko" which means Bank of Japan.
Coins in Japan
Japanese coins range from ¥1 to ¥500. Did you get back from Japan with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Japanese Yen coins back to cash.
Japan's currency import and export regulations
There are no limitations on the amount of currency, foreign or domestic, that you can bring into Japan or take out from Japan. But travelers need to make a declaration if they arrive or exit with 1 Million Japanese Yen or more, or the equivalant in foreign currency.
Ordering Japanese Yen online
Order Japanese Yen online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Japanese Yen online.
Selling back Japanese Yen
If you have Japanese Yen to sell, follow this link to exchange Japanese Yen to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'JPY Japanese Yen'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Japanese Yen.