The Japanese Yen rates below were last updated 4 minutes ago
If you're travelling to Japan soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Japanese Yen. Our free comparison service compares the best Japanese Yen rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 22 suppliers selling Japanese Yen in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 129.075 to 136.233.
But wait, it gets better! Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better Japanese Yen exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to let us know if you find a better deal!
"Yen" is pronounced "En" without the "Y" sound. The Yen is one of the world's most important currencies; stocked and used as a reserve for governments across the globe, and the third most widely-traded after the US Dollar and Euro.
When travelling to Japan it is best to take cash with you as ATM machines in Japanese banks do not accept non-Japanese credit or debit cards. Cash machines do not operate 24 hours a day. They generally close at 21:00 hours or earlier and may not operate at the weekends. You should check whether your card is useable with your bank before you leave the UK and take enough alternative sources of money for the duration of your stay. To use a 'foreign' card you will need to use ATM machines from the Japanese Post Office. This makes them harder to find as many towns will only have one Post Office compared to many bank branches. Although, you may find some ATMs in shopping centres or convenience stores, some of which will be open 24 hours a day. However, due to the inconvenience of this we would recommend taking mostly cash rather than relying on plastic.
Our statistics show that the average order for Japanese Yen is for £1250 (¥170,291.25 as of Friday 24th of March 2017 based on the data from 1st of July to 30st of September, 2016)
If you are travelling around Asia you may have some New Taiwan dollars. These are not very easily converted into Yen in Japan. You are best advised to convert them into US Dollars before leaving Taiwan and then convert the US Dollars into Yen when you arrive in Japan.
When out and about in Japan payment for meals and drinks at Japanese bars are usually paid for at the end and tipping is not required. In some places the prices can be very high compared to the UK.
British citizens are welcome to travel to Japan for up to three months without a required visa, although authorities may request that you present evidence of your return ticket upon arrival.
If you are planning to stay in Japan for longer periods of time you are advised to talk to the Embassy of Japan in London before you travel. If you overstay for longer than three months you could be subject to a fine or detention and you should make sure that your passport is valid for the entirety of your stay.
If you need to carry medication with you to Japan there are certain restrictions on over-the-counter and prescription drugs which includes inhalers, mild painkillers and other types of medicines and therefore it is again best to check with the Japanese Embassy and Consulate before travelling. As a result you may be required to carry extra paperwork with you when you travel.
Over the past week the Japanese Yen has dropped by 1.25% from last Saturday's rate of 137.952 to today's rate of 136.233 which means £750 will buy you ¥1,289.25 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 137.952 on Saturday and the worst rate is 136.233 recorded today.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Japanese Yen rate drop by 4.15% from 142.128 on 25th December 2016 to 136.233 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you ¥4,421.25 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 142.757 on 3rd January 2017 and a low rate of 135.687 on 15th January 2017.
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Updated: 24th March 2017
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Posted by Matthew Weston on 24th March 2017
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