The currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY), which is equal to 100 sen. 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 1||JPY 5||JPY 10||JPY 100||JPY 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.01||A$ 0.06||A$ 0.13||A$ 1.26||A$ 12.64|
|Canada||C$ 0.01||C$ 0.07||C$ 0.13||C$ 1.33||C$ 13.29|
|Ireland||€ 0.01||€ 0.05||€ 0.10||€ 1.03||€ 10.28|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.02||NZ$ 0.08||NZ$ 0.16||NZ$ 1.64||NZ$ 16.41|
|South Africa||R 0.11||R 0.55||R 1.10||R 11.01||R 110.08|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.01||£ 0.04||£ 0.09||£ 0.85||£ 8.50|
|United States of America||US$ 0.01||US$ 0.07||US$ 0.13||US$ 1.30||US$ 13.02|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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