First day in Japan

General (Exchange Rate)

How much Yen should I bring?

How much Yen can I bring to Japan?

Tipping in Japan


First Day in Japan

Wherever you arrive in Japan, you need to prepare Japanese money at least 5000 Yen. You are comfortable in your mind if you have more than

 10,000 - 20,000 Yen. JR train and Taxi were unable to accept any credit cards. The process of credit card takes time. You may want to say I will pay in cash. If you don't have any Japanese money you can't get out the airport.

The airport has an bank to exchange the foreign currencies to Japanese Yen. But it will be tough to find out the such facility at unfamiliar airport taking your heavy luggage.

It is much easier for you to prepare Japanese Yen in your country at your local bank or departing airport using your language!!!!!

If You forget to get Japanese Yen, following facility is available at airport.
Narita International Airport
Hanada Airport (International Terminal)
Kansai International Airport
Chubu (Nagoya) International Airport

Fukuoka Airport (Fukuoka, Fukuoka)

New Chitose Airport (Sapporo, Hokkaido)


Yen is used in Japan.
The actual exchange rate from each currency to Yen is worse than this chart.

Foreign Currency


Yen Value

1 US Dollar US$ 111.34 Yen
1 Canada Dollar Can$ 82.59 Yen
1 Euro Eur 126.45 Yen
1 UK Stg 144.35 Yen
1 Swiss Sfr 120.13 Yen
1 Denmark Dkr 15.23 Yen
1 Norway Nkr 10.73 Yen
1 Sweden SKr 10.27 Yen
1 Australia A$ 72.75 Yen
1 New Zealand NZ$ 69.09 Yen
1 Singapore S$ 78.97 Yen
1 Hong Kong HK$ 12.25 Yen
1 Thai THB 2.97 Yen
1 Korea KRW 8.11 Yen

Cash buying base  ( reference rate when you buy Japanese Yen. )

Actual buying rates vary at dealers.

As of January 17th, 2022

To get current rate, please refer to the latest conversion your currency and yen.
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How much yen should I bring to Japan?

How much yen do I need a day?

This is the question everyone wants to know before any action.

It is really tough to find the right budget at a general level.

Are you on business or pleasure? Trip on business may needs much money.

Here are several information about money and it will help you to understand how much yen you need in Japan.

Money Sense

Here is a price table of various items.
(excluding Consumption TAX))
You can get some idea about the prices in Japan.
These prices is just reference and there is no limit of price on the most expensive item.

Category item spec. price
Transportation Train Fare Tokyo - Kyoto One way by Shinkansen* 13,910

Train Fare

Narita Express
Narita - Tokyo One way*

Train Fare

Keisei Skyliner
Narita - Nippori - Tokyo One way*
Bus Fare Airport Limousine Tokyo 3,100
Train Fare Chubu Airport
Airport - Nagoya station*
Minimum* 170
JR Train
Minimum* 140
Taxi Minimum* 730
Taxi From Narita Airport to Tokyo* 18,500 - 25,000


Hamburger McDonald*


Food Filet-O-Fish McDonald* 270




Food Lunch Sushi 1,000-2,000
Food Yoshinoya Beef Bawl* 380
Food Ramen 600-1000
Food Denny's daily special lunch 780
Food Cost of Bento 500-1000
Food Supper? Dinner?? 1000 - 10,000
Food Sushi 3000-10.000
Drink Cola Vending machine 150 - 200
Cola At convenience store 130 - 140
Mineral Water At convenience store 100 - 140
Beer Canned Beer 350ml 250 - 300
Cigarette Tobacco 1 package 20 units 400 - 500


Hotel Imperial Single Bed / Single person 24,000
Hotel Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Single room

Withdraw Japanese Yen at convenience store?

You can withdraw your money in Japanese Yen at Seven Eleven convenience stores.

Seven Eleven and Seven Bank

- Maximum 100,000 Japanese Yen

- Service hour 0:00 - 24:00

- Location 17500 stores.

picture of SevenBank,You can withdraw Japanese Yen at the convenience stores.

Seven bank is one of the banks which have started the bank business from retailer business. They have over 20,000 ATMs  at 17,500  Seven Eleven stores.

You can withdraw Japanese Yen using these ATMs. 

Variety of Credit cards (including bank card) : 

VISA, Plus, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, AMERICA EXPRESS, JCB, UnionPay, Discover, Dinners Club

Service hour is almost 24 hours.

It would be really helpful and reliable in some case.

You can withdraw maximum 100,000 Yen at the store.  Some cards can pay 200,000 Japanese Yen.

The service charge might be applied by your credit card company.

The key is your credit card is ready for the international use. Do you remember 4 digit secret numbers(PIN, Personal Identification Number)?

If you don't have the PIN number on your credit card, it is good to set the numbers before your departure.

Check your credit company first of all whether your card is ready for an usage in foreign countries..

How much Yen can I bring to Japan?

If you want to bring one million Japanese Yen or more than it to Japan with you, you need to declare at custom office.
This regulation is applied to the total amount of cash (total amount of any currencies), travelers check, gold and etc.

Less than this amount you don't need any process.


You don't need any tipping for special services.

No tipping for a doorman.
No tipping for a bell captain.
No tipping for a porter.
No tipping for a waiter and a waitress in a restaurant.
No tipping for a taxi.
No tipping for anybody

You are free of warring Tipping in Japan.

Some of the finest restaurant/hotel require service fee
but in this case the service fee is included already in your bill.

Hotel bell person never accept your offer of tip.

In special occasion, you may give some money for the best hospitality for taxi driver or Ryokan maid.

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