Japanese Yen to British pound Exchange Rate History

This data was sourced directly from real UK currency suppliers and shows the actual price of exchanging Japanese yen to British pounds on any given day.

JPY / GBP monthly summary

Over the past 30 days, the Japanese yen buy back rate has increased by 0.56% against the British pound from 0.005851 on the 27th October to 0.005884 yesterday. This means Japanese yen are worth more today compared to one month ago. If you were exchanging 20,000 JPY, you would get approximately £117.69 today which is £0.66 more than you would have got on the 27th October.

You can compare today's latest buy back rates and sell Japanese yen on our Japanese yen buy back page.

How we display buy back rates

You might notice the Japanese yen rates shown here are different to the Japanese yen rates offered by currency suppliers on our comparison pages. The rates are actually the same but are just presented in different ways. When we talk about the JPY / GBP exchange rate, we show the JPY rate relative to the pound so a rate of 0.005884 literally means 1 JPY = 0.005884 GBP.

However, UK currency suppliers choose to show this rate in terms of the amount of Japanese yen you would need to exchange to receive 1 GBP, so (1 /) 0.005884 becomes 169.9. Or put another way, 169.9 JPY = 1 GBP. The two rates are interchangeable but currency suppliers prefer to show the second rate which they call the buy back rate.

JPY / GBP annual data

A snapshot of the Japanese yen / British pound exchange rate over the past 7 years.

Year Open Close Low High Annual Change
2022 0.006349 -- 0.005777 0.006537 --
2021 0.007047 0.006350 0.006248 0.007047 10.99%
2020 0.006854 0.006955 0.006830 0.007787 -1.45%
2019 0.007031 0.006851 0.006647 0.007737 2.63%
2018 0.006492 0.007031 0.006401 0.007035 -7.67%
2017 0.006792 0.006492 0.006410 0.007246 4.61%
2016 0.005516 0.006797 0.005514 0.007813 -18.84%

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