Japanese Currency

Visiting Japan and needs to know the name of the Japanese money unit or just want to know how much is $1 American dollars in Japanese currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local currency used in Japan, currency symbol, notes and more.


Japanese Currency Exchange Rate Today

Japan Money

  • The official money used in Japan is Yen.

  • The currency symbol of the Japanese money is ¥.

  • The Japanese currency code is JPY.

  • The Yen Notes: The Japanese currency notes are made up of ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000, ¥10000.

  • The Yen Coins: 1 Yen is made up of 100 Sens. Japanese Sen Coins go from ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500.

What is the best currency to use in Japan? obviously it is best to convert your currency to Japanese money and use the local Yen as it is accepted everywhere in Japan. American dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Japanese Yen are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Japan? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are widely accepted within Japan (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Yen to US Dollars?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are always changing and in most cases by the minute.

Therefore it's important to check out the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Japanese Yen before buying the Yen you require for your up coming trip at American Dollar to Yen Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Yen to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most cases minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to check out the latest currency exchange rate for British Pound to Japanese Yen before buying the Yen you require for your next trip at Stirling Pound to Yen Exchange Rate Today.