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How much currency you need to go on vacation to Tokyo, Japan

Anne November 10th, 2022
How much currency you need to go on vacation to Tokyo, Japan


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We know that it can be stressful to plan a trip, especially when you don't have a good idea of how to work with the currency of your destination. As experts on foreign currency, we're happy to help!

We've provided resources for your travels to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and now we'll help you get on your way to Tokyo!

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In our "how much currency to bring abroad" chart below, you'll see a 10-mile cab ride is, on average, about $22.88 in Tokyo, Japan. This information should give you a good idea of how much you would need to get around the city. 

How much currency to bring abroad




In Japan, there are so many delicious dishes that are must-try while you are there. We recommend checking out Condé Nast Traveler for the best restaurants in Tokyo. There's a multitude of options that fit every budget and every palate.

As shown in our how much currency to bring abroad chart above, it costs on average $13.50 USD for a budget dinner for two and $4.02 USD for a pint of beer. 


Currency: Japanese yen

The Japanese yen has denominations of ¥1,000, ¥2,000, ¥5,000, and ¥10,000. The currency is one of the most difficult currencies to counterfeit due to its advanced anti-counterfeit measures. Learn more about the Japanese Yen.

Don't forget to add CXI's Currency Price Protection with your Japanese yen - available at our CXI City Center locations. If you have leftover yen after your trip to Tokyo, CXI will buy protected currencies back from you at our ultimate buy-back rate, plus no exchange fee! Order your Japanese yen now.  




Roundtrip tickets to Tokyo, Japan, typically range from about $547 USD to about $1, 4587 USD, depending on where you leave from, the airline you fly with, and when you are taking your trip, according to Expedia.

September is the best month to fly to Japan in order to get cheaper flight prices. In our 20 Destinations Where You Will Get the Most Value for US Dollar, you can find the best days of the week and times of year to book flights in other exotic countries.

Don't forget, before you book that flight, check out everything you need to know about the five trusted travelers programs in our video.


Vacation rentals

Tourist woman with her luggage in hotel bedroom

Instead of staying in expensive hotels, you should consider trying something a little different to experience the city like a local. Take a look at some of the best-rated super host places to stay in Tokyo, Japan, from Airbnb.


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