Tourist Travel guide

Money and Tipping in Tokyo

CURRENCY

The yen (JPY, ¥) is the official currency of Japan

Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 yen.

Bills: 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10000 yen.


CREDIT CARDS

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are all widely accepted in Tokyo for most things including shopping, restaurants, hotel bills. However, many places still only take cash.

MONEY EXCHANGE

You can change cash at most Banks in Tokyo

There are several ATM machines in Tokyo, which may be cheaper to withdraw money using your debit or credit card, but this depends on your individual bank charges!! (NOTE: Not all ATMs will accept foreign cards and not all ATMs are open 24 hours – Citibank has 24 hour ATMs!)

BANKS OPENING TIMES

Generally Mon – Fri 09:00 – 15:00

TIPPING

Generally, there is no tipping in Japan!

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