If you’re buying Japanese Yen before a trip to Japan, jumping in the car and going to a bank isn't always necessary.
You can use money changers that don't charge fees and give better exchange rates than big banks.
Below we provide a more detailed breakdown of the different ways you can buy Japanese Yen.
Best Online Foreign Currency Rates
Of the banks and companies we compare, Travelex has the best exchange rates online for Japanese Yen.
- They offer better exchange rates when you buy more than $2000
- To get an even better exchange rate for Japanese Yen, use this promo code
- Pick it up from any Australia Post, the airport or even get it home delivered!
Best Customer Experience
Travel Money Oz makes buying currency in-store stress-free
- More locations (130+) than any other money changer
- Rarely long queues
- Friendly and experienced staff
The airport is the easiest and most expensive way to buy your Japanese Yen. In a recent study, The Currency Shop found the exchange rates and fees at the airport made it over 10% more expensive than ordering online. For more information on how it works, read these airport guides:
Best Exchange Rates for Over $5000
To get the best exchange rates for larger amounts, your best bet is heading into the CBD. Unfortunately it means literally walking from store to store but it's worth it to find the best exchange rate. For more information about your options in each major Australian city, read these:
If you don't live in a major city, head to a money changer like UAE Exchange or Travel Money Oz. For amounts over $5000, you can get a better exchange rate but you do have to ask.
Find the Best Way to Buy Japanese Yen
How It Works
Enter where and when you are travelling along with how much currency you need
Compare the money changers and banks
Buy your currency online or in-store