Buy Japanese Yen (JPY) Online

Whether you’re off to climb Mount Fuji or planning a shopping trip in Kyoto or Osaka, make the most of your trip to Japan from the moment you land by buying Japanese Yen before you go.

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Why choose Tesco Bank Travel Money

  • Purchase instantly at our in-store travel money bureaux.Purchase instantly at our in-store travel money bureaux.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and selected customer service desks. Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and selected customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux. The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

Exchange rates may change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

    Buy Japanese Yen online and collect from selected Tesco stores

    Collect your Japanese Yen from your chosen store and tick one more thing off your holiday prep list.

    Be ready to explore the bright lights of Tokyo, the stunning Shinto shrines or discover the magic of the movies at the Studio Ghibli Park in Nagoya, by changing GBP to Yen before you go.

    With Click & Collect, you can pick up your travel money while doing your weekly shopping. Place your order online, choose a date that suits you, then head along to your selected Tesco Travel Money bureau or customer service desk to pick up your Japanese Yen.

        Find a Store to get your Travel Money

        With Click & Collect you can order your travel money online and pick it up from selected Tesco stores near you, or you can buy instantly from an in-store travel money bureau.

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          Benefits of planning ahead

          If you buy Japanese Yen online before you set off, you’ll be able to start enjoying Japan from the get-go. Having cash for those little essentials, whether it’s a taxi from the airport or snacks to eat when you land, makes everything that little bit easier.

          You won’t have to waste time trying to find an ATM that accepts your bank card if you convert your Pounds to Yen before you go. There’ll be no need to worry about additional bank charges or changing exchange rates either.

            Click & Collect your currency

            Pick up your Japanese Yen on your weekly shopping trip. Choose a store then collect your cash from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. Want your holiday money to come to you? Use our home delivery service, free on all online orders of £500 or more.

            Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

              Common questions about the Japanese Yen

              What is the Japanese Yen?

              The Japanese Yen is the official currency of Japan. Its international symbol is ¥ and 円 in Japan. Its abbreviation is JPY, and it’s issued by Bank Japan.

              The Yen is a relatively new currency. It was introduced by the Meiji government in 1871 when it replaced the complex, copper-coin-based system of the Tokugawa era. Sen and Rin coins were also in circulation up until 1953, when they were removed.

                What denominations does the Japanese Yen come in?

                Yen notes come in 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen.

                Yen coins come in 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen.

                  What countries use the Japanese Yen

                  The Japanese Yen is only used in Japan, where it’s the official currency. It’s the third-most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, behind the US Dollar and the Euro.

                    What’s the tipping culture like in Japan?

                    Tipping isn’t expected in Japan. In fact, it can be considered quite rude. In Japan, you can expect to receive good service as a point of pride and most people won’t accept a tip, unless they’re trying to avoid offending you.

                    In restaurants, you’ll often pay at a register rather than at your table and you won’t be expected to leave a tip. The same is true for other times where you might be used to tipping, like taxi rides or hotel services. If you receive a guided tour, you may consider a tip but always place it in an envelope and present the envelope with both hands on it and your head inclined.

                      Looking for a different currency?

                      We sell over 50 currencies. Order online for home delivery or collect from selected Tesco stores.

                      Important information

                      Card fees and cancellations

                      Buying foreign currency using a credit or debit card

                      No matter how you purchase your travel money, whether it be in store, online or over the phone, you will not be charged any card handling fee by us. However, regardless of your card type, your card provider may apply fees, e.g. cash advance fees or other fees, so please check with them before you purchase your travel money.

                        Click & Collect cancellations

                        You can cancel a Click & Collect order any time prior to collection. We'll refund you with the full Sterling amount that you paid for your order, unless you cancel less than 24 hours before your collection date, in which case we'll charge a £10 late cancellation fee.

                        We are unable to refund any fees charged by your card issuer, so please contact them if you have any further queries.

                          Currency buy back

                          When you get home, we'll buy your travel money back

                          Let us turn your unspent holiday money into Pounds. It couldn't be simpler.

                          Just pop into one of our in-store Travel Money Bureaux when you get home. We buy back all the currencies we sell in most banknote values and also the Multi-currency Cash Passport™. Buy back rates may vary during the day.

                          It doesn't matter where you bought your travel money, even if it wasn't from a Tesco Travel Money Bureau, we'll still buy it back.

                          More about currency buy back

                            Key product information

                            Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

                            Tesco Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited. Registered No. 04621879. Tesco Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited. Registered No. 03797356. Registered Office for both companies: Worldwide House, Thorpewood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

                            Multi-currency Cash Passport™ prepaid currency card is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited (PPS) pursuant to license by Mastercard International. PPS is an electronic money institution authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN:900010) for the issuing of electronic money and payment instruments, with its registered office at Floor 6, 3 Sheldon Square, London, W2 6HY, UK. PPS is registered in England under company number 04008083. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.