Japanese Yen - Travel Money Saving Tips
Though very expensive, Japan is one of the most amazing, beautiful, and friendly countries in the world. Japan is a high-tech world mixed with the politeness and respect of their past. It has all the benefits of a high tech country mixed with a lovely sense of the old. Japan has fantastic food, beautiful temples and shrines, zen gardens, national parks, and a culture with a long and rich history. It’s a wonderful place and, while it may be an expensive country to visit.
Most people can speak English and are willing to do so. Accommodation can be expensive, especially in Tokyo, but with a little looking around on the internet you can find some amazing deals. Food options cater to all, you can both go expensive or cheap, and neither is hard to find.
The easiest way to travel in Japan is by train, bullet trains can be expensive but are astoundingly fast and comfortable. Most of the city metro tickets cost 125-250 JPY for a single journey. In most major cities, you can buy a day pass, which gives you unlimited travel for 24 hours for around 1,000 JPY on select trains. Inter-city bus tickets cost around 2,500 JPY. For budget travelers the bus is an option, they are far cheaper but can take up to five times the amount of time to get to your destination.
Most temples and museums are free to enter, although some popular attractions cost around 1,250 JPY. The temples in Kyoto can cost up to 620 JPY. Many of the city’s parks are free, so take advantage when you can and spend the day there. The same for Tokyo, don't be afraid to get a decent map and wander around.
Also see our full Foreign Exchange Guide to Japan for more money saving tools and information on Japanese Yen Transfers and Travel Money.
Exchange rates are volatile and can move considerably on a daily basis. Setting up a watchlist will help you decide the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction. These daily alerts can notify you either when the interbank exchange rate make large UP/DOWN moves or when rates reach a HIGH/LOW for periods up to 90-days.
|FROM / TO||90 DAY TREND||LATEST RATE||ALERTS (UP/DOWN/HI/LO)|
AUD / USD
ALERT: 30-DAY HIGH |
At 0.6854 AUD/USD is trading above its 90 day average 0.6803 with period range 0.6704 to 0.7042. ALERT: AUD/USD has risen to a 30-DAY HIGH. Updated: 17:36-AEDT 07:36-BST 02:36-EDT
AUD / GBP
ALERT: 14-DAY DOWN 3.8% |
At 0.528 AUD/GBP is trading well below its 90 day average 0.5515 with period range 0.5268 to 0.5656. ALERT: AUD/GBP is DOWN 3.8% this 14-DAY period. Updated: 17:36-AEDT 07:36-BST 02:36-EDT
AUD / EUR
At 0.6137 AUD/EUR was trading near its 90 day average with period range 0.6009 to 0.6282. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 17:36-AEDT 07:36-BST 02:36-EDT
AUD / NZD
At 1.0735 AUD/NZD is trading well above its 90 day average 1.0624 with period range 1.0348 to 1.082. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 17:36-AEDT 07:36-BST 02:36-EDT