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Plan your trip to Japan efficiently!

Get ready for an unforgettable trip in Japan by planning your expenses in the local currency, the Japanese Yen, in advance. Get acquainted to the different prices in the different cities. and regions and adjust your budget accordingly. Cash is commonly used in Japan for daily transactions, including shopping, eating out, and transportation. While credit and debit cards are widely accepted, especially in major cities and tourist areas, there are still many smaller establishments, such as local restaurants, shops, and markets, that prefer cash payments. Get the best exchange rate online for AUD to Yen online before you fly to Japan.

Practical tips for planning your budget

For travelers exploring Japan, indulging in local street food usually ranges from approximately 300 to 800 yen. Accommodation in guesthouses varies from 4,000 to 8,000 yen, while mid-range options typically fall between 6,000 to 12,000 yen. Subway train fares are typically 150 to 250 yen, buses range from 200 to 400 yen, and taxi rides start at around 700 to 800 yen for the first kilometer.

300-1000 THB

Average cost of a one night stay per person in a guest house

3,000 to 6,000 YEN

Average food budget per person per day

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Good to know

Some price indications in Japan


199 - 300 JPY

A public transport ticket ride


250 JPY

The price of a cup of coffee


JPY 27,000 for 7 days

A JR(Japan Railways) pass


500 JPY

A portion of Takoyaki


400 JPY

A taxi ride


620 JPY

Entrance fee to the Tokyo National Museum

Some suggestions for your stay

  • Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree, Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Shibuya Crossing, Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Outer Market (now Toyosu Market), Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

  • Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Gion District, Nijo Castle, Philosopher's Path

  • Osaka: Osaka Castle, Dotonbori District, Shinsaibashi Shopping Street, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Osaka Museum of History

  • Other cities to visit: Hiroshima, Nara, Kanazawa, Sapporo.

Some facts about the Japanese Yen

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Denominations of the Japanese Yen

Bank notes: 1,000 yen (1,000円) | 2,000 yen (rarely used) | 5,000 yen (5,000円) | 10,000 yen (10,000円)

Coins: 1 yen (1円) | 5 yen (5円) | 10 yen (10円) | 50 yen (50円) | 100 yen (100円) | 500 yen (500円)

The yen was introduced by the Meiji government to modernize Japan's economy, replacing the complex monetary system of the Tokugawa era during the Edo period.

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In 2021, Japan introduced new polymer banknotes to enhance security and durability, marking a significant change in its currency design.

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Enjoy the best AUD JPY rate with Prosegur Change

Seeking the best exchange rate for AUD JPY? Prosegur Change has got your back! Benefit from great online exchange rates for Australian Dollars to Yen with 0% commission. Easily reserve and collect your travel money from our branches located throughout Australia, including airports and city centers - Melbourne Airport, Gold Coast Airport, ACT, Brisbane and Adelaide.

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Here's how to easily buy Japanese Yen online

1. Choose your currency

Determine the amount of travel money you will need to enjoy your trip.

2. Choose a date & a pick-up location

Collect your order from one of our exchange bureaus at major airports and city centre.

3. Collect & pay

Pay upon pickup and enjoy
your trip.