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GBP to JPY - Exchange Rates

Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen exchange rates aren't all the same. The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees.

Foreign Exchange margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

 

1 GBP = 133.72 JPY

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GBP to JPY 90-Day Trend
ALERT:7-DAY2.2% 🔔|
GBP/JPY at 133.67 was trading 4.3% below AVG:139.62 with LO:125.12 and HI:144.57 (90 days). ALERT: GBP/JPY is UP 2.2% this 7-DAY period.
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Quick Conversions from Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen

GBP JPY
£ 1 ¥ 133.72
£ 5 ¥ 668.60
£ 10 ¥ 1,337
£ 20 ¥ 2,674
£ 50 ¥ 6,686
£ 100 ¥ 13,372
£ 250 ¥ 33,430
£ 500 ¥ 66,860
£ 1,000 ¥ 133,720
£ 2,000 ¥ 267,440
£ 5,000 ¥ 668,600
£ 10,000 ¥ 1,337,200
£ 50,000 ¥ 6,686,000
£ 100,000 ¥ 13,372,000
More amounts
GBP JPY
£ 0.0075 ¥ 1
£ 0.0374 ¥ 5
£ 0.0748 ¥ 10
£ 0.1496 ¥ 20
£ 0.3739 ¥ 50
£ 0.7478 ¥ 100
£ 1.8695 ¥ 250
£ 3.7390 ¥ 500
£ 7.4780 ¥ 1,000
£ 14.96 ¥ 2,000
£ 37.39 ¥ 5,000
£ 74.78 ¥ 10,000
£ 373.90 ¥ 50,000
£ 747.80 ¥ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own GBP/JPY amounts use our Convert GBP to JPY quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/JPY International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

GBP to JPY International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive JPY(¥) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
TorFX logo
¥655,850
1.49%
Best Overall
131.170
OFX logo
¥654,550
1.69%
¥1,300 less
130.91£0^
WorldFirst logo
¥662,450
0.5%
¥6,600 more
132.490
HSBC logo
¥640,787
3.75%
¥15,063 less
128.35£7.5
Natwest Bank logo
¥637,233
4.29%
¥18,617 less
127.8315
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
¥634,324
4.72%
¥21,526 less
127.1712
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
¥634,228
4.74%
¥21,622 less
127.2215
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
¥630,717
5.27%
¥25,133 less
126.6520
Lloyds TSB logo
¥628,078
5.66%
¥27,772 less
126.1220
 
TorFX logo
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:131.17 (1.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥655,850
Total Cost:1.49%
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:130.91 (1.69% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥654,550
Total Cost:1.69%
Difference:
¥1,300 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 02 2020 05:09:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:132.49 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥662,450
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
¥6,600 JPY more than using TorFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:128.35 (3.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥640,787
Total Cost:3.75%
Difference:
¥15,063 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:127.83 (4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥637,233
Total Cost:4.29%
Difference:
¥18,617 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:127.17 (4.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥634,324
Total Cost:4.72%
Difference:
¥21,526 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:126.25 (5.19% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥634,228
Total Cost:4.74%
Difference:
¥21,622 JPY less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Santander logo
Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:126.65 (4.88% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥630,717
Total Cost:5.27%
Difference:
¥25,133 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:126.12 (5.28% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥628,078
Total Cost:5.66%
Difference:
¥27,772 JPY less than using TorFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates
 

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money Provider Amount JPY(¥) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
¥127,590
4.18%
Best Overall
127.590
Travelex Online UK logo
¥126,183
5.24%
¥1,407 less
126.1827£0^
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
¥125,304
5.9%
¥2,286 less
126.57£10
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
¥124,190
6.73%
¥3,400 less
125.6£10
Lloyds TSB logo
¥124,027
6.85%
¥3,563 less
125.28£10
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
¥124,027
6.85%
¥3,563 less
125.28£10
Natwest Bank logo
¥123,401
7.32%
¥4,189 less
125.28£15
 
Post Office Money logo
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:127.59 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥127,590
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Travelex Online UK logo
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:126.1827 (5.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥126,183
Total Cost:5.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 02 2020 06:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:126.57 (4.94% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥125,304
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:125.28 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥124,190
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:125.28 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥124,027
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Santander logo
Santander: Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:125.28 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥124,027
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→JPY
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:125.28 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (JPY) ¥123,401
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (GBP & JPY)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GBP)United Kingdom (GBP)JapanJapan (JPY)
GuernseyGuernsey (GBP)Isle of ManIsle of Man (GBP)JerseyJersey (GBP)
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GBP)

GBP and JPY in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the GBP vs JPY, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Pound Sterling (GBP)

With the Bank of England holding interest rates steady amid signs of a recovery in the health of the UK economy following the general election, the pound is showing strength against most currencies early in 2020.

In the post UK election euphoria the pound rose to over 1.33 USD and 1.20 EUR but has since dropped back over the uncertainty of what sort of trade deal the UK can realistically negotiate with Europe over the next 11 months.

GBP has given up all of those election result gains as Mr Johnson pledged to outlaw any extension to the UK’s post-Brexit transition period at the end of next year. It appears the Brexit volatility in the pound is set to continue for the foreseable future.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Japanese Yen (JPY)

NAB told Bloomberg TV that it sees a recovery in Asian currencies in the 2nd half of the year if the coronavirus comes under control.

Earlier in the year the threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Ira helped bring on gains in the Japanese yen and US dollar plus currencies pegged to the greenback such as the Hong Kong dollar.

Last year, HSBC warned against thinking that yen-supporting safe-haven flows would soon stop, implying that the yen could have more upside potential in the near term. The bank highlighted the “desolation and destruction” (an exaggeration) present in many major economies and currencies. “You can never get too high,” the bank’s chief analyst said.

Read more in the article JPY Forecasts.


How to get Best GBP to JPY Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

The transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

What is a good GBP to JPY exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to JPY exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/JPYDate
1 Day-0.4%133.391931 Mar 2020
7 Day+1.2%131.338525 Mar 2020
30 Day-4.1%138.541402 Mar 2020
3 Month-6.9%142.709402 Jan 2020
1 Year-9.1%146.116102 Apr 2019
5 Year-25.4%178.052903 Apr 2015
10 Year-7.2%143.140804 Apr 2010

*For period to 01-Apr 21UTC when GBP/JPY was 132.8618

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