Most Useful and Most Practical Travel Tips in Japan

Does Lawson have the Exchange Machine at the stores?

Lawson’s Money vending machine

Since cash is still mainly used in Japan, you may find yourself in urgent need of Japanese Yen while traveling in Japan. Like FamilyMart, Lawson convenience stores also offer foreign currency exchange services.

In addition to ATMs that accept credit cards, bank cards, etc., some Lawson stores also have foreign currency exchange machines!

I love Lawson!

Isn’t it great?  Lawson! Lawson convenience stores also offer foreign currency exchange machines to convert foreign

currency into Japanese yen.

Since 2017, Lawson has been offering foreign currency exchange machines at only five Lawson stores for the convenience of foreign visitors to Japan and those who want to exchange their excess foreign currency.

Lawsons have ATMs which you can withdraw Japanese Yen
Lawsons have ATMs which you can withdraw Japanese Yen

Locations of Lawson Money vending machines

LocationAddress
Tsukiji store4-chome 4-8-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Shinjuku 3-chome storeChuo-dori 3-34-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Jingumae store4-chome 4-29-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Dazaifu Tenmangu-mae store1-14-22, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Kintetsu Nara Station store3 Higashimukonakamachi, Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Available currencies

US Dollar

Euro

Australian dollar

Chinese Yuan Renminbi

Hong Kong Dollar

Singapore dollar

Thai Baht

Canadian dollar

Korean Won

New Taiwan Dollar

British Pound

Philippine Peso

Malaysian Ringgit

The above 13 currencies can be converted into Japanese Yen 24 hours a day.

ATM manners

As usual, only paper money(notes) can be exchanged.

In many cases, they will only accept clean, pinny bills.

Since there are few clean US dollars, US dollars might be difficult to exchange to Japanese Yen by these types of machines. It is important to have clean bills with you.

Also, bills from a bifold wallet because the bills are folded. This is not recommended.

A flat billfold, which holds bills flat, is an appropriate wallet.