The currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). Major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and stores, but most Japanese operate with cash. Money can be exchanged in banks, post offices and currency exchange bureaux. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. The best foreign currency to take to exchange are US dollars. ATMs are common but do not accept all credit and debit cards; only the international ATMs in post offices, airports and some major stores will accept foreign cards.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Japan||JPY 100||JPY 1,000||JPY 10,000||JPY 100,000||JPY 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.19||AUD 11.85||AUD 118.50||AUD 1,185.03||AUD 11,850.33|
|Canada||CAD 1.17||CAD 11.73||CAD 117.34||CAD 1,173.42||CAD 11,734.16|
|Ireland||EUR 0.80||EUR 8.01||EUR 80.13||EUR 801.26||EUR 8,012.57|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.30||NZD 12.97||NZD 129.75||NZD 1,297.50||NZD 12,974.99|
|South Africa||ZAR 13.52||ZAR 135.16||ZAR 1,351.60||ZAR 13,516.03||ZAR 135,160.25|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.62||GBP 6.20||GBP 61.96||GBP 619.62||GBP 6,196.21|
|United States of America||USD 0.88||USD 8.80||USD 88.00||USD 880.02||USD 8,800.18|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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