Japanese Yen (JPY)
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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Exchange rates may vary during the day and will vary whether buying in store, online or via phone.
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Japanese Yen (JPY)
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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10% off our Travel Insurance when you buy Tesco Travel Money
As a little thank you, when you buy your travel money with us, we’ll give you a voucher code for 10% off our Travel Insurance. The code is for new policies only when you buy direct and must be redeemed by 31 January 2024.
Plus, Clubcard members can get this discount as well as their Clubcard discount. These are applied consecutively.
Tesco Bank Travel Insurance is arranged and administered by Rock Insurance Services Limited and underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance S.A. Travelex Agency Services Limited and Travelex Currency Services Limited are Introducer Appointed Representatives of Tesco Personal Finance plc for Travel Insurance.
Buy your Japanese Yen before you fly
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.
Get your currency when it's convenient for you
You can use Click & Collect to arrange a time to pick up your Japanese Yen as part of your weekly shop, either from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or customer service desks. You can also use our home delivery service, which is free for online orders of £500 or more.
Exchange rates can change throughout the day and may vary depending on whether you buy in-store, online, or over the phone.
Common questions about 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited pursuant to license by Mastercard® International. PrePay Technologies Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900010) for the issuing of electronic money and payment instruments. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.
The voucher code should be entered or quoted when you buy your travel insurance – there is no cash alternative. The code is not valid if you buy through any cashback or price comparison website and only one voucher code can be used per quote. The discount cannot be applied to existing policies or renewals. Not available with Tesco colleague discount and doesn’t apply to Later Life policies or product add-ons. The voucher code can’t be used in conjunction with any other voucher codes or promotional offers.
Clubcard Prices are available on the sell rate only for currencies in stock online, on your date of purchase. The Clubcard Price will be better than the standard rate advertised online on the date of purchase. When purchasing online you must enter a valid Clubcard number to obtain the Clubcard Price rate. Exchange rates may vary whether buying in store, online or by phone.
Clubcard Prices apply to foreign currency notes in stock on your date of online purchase. Due to constant market and currency fluctuations, rates on the date of purchase cannot be compared to another day’s rates. The actual rate you receive may vary depending on market fluctuations. Clubcard data is captured by Travelex on behalf of Tesco Bank.
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