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What to spend your yen on:
Sushi meal for 2 people with sake
Entry to Tokyo Disney
Postcard and a stamp
Must-sees in Japan
A deep dive on yen
No other currency in Asia is more heavily traded than the Japanese yen and 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 on 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 will also sometimes receive ¥1 and ¥5 as change.
Buying Japanese yen online is easy
Free next-day home delivery on orders over £600
- 1. Select your currency
Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores
- 3. Pay online
Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set