Tokyo Currency Guide
Tokyo uses the Japanese Yen.
While ATMs are readily available all over the city, you can’t use your Aussie bankcard in every machine in Tokyo, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for 7-11, Citibank Japan and Postal ATMs. These are the only ATMs hooked up to the Cirrus and Plus network. Just note, some postal ATMs are only open business hours on weekdays and on Saturday from 9am until midday.
Before you travel, it’s a good idea to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Japanese Yen to have with you when you arrive – hello, vending machines. Japanese Yen are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly minus fees and commissions on cash. You can also change your Aussie dollars in Tokyo at post offices, banks and in discount ticket shops at major train stations.
If you’d like the security that a credit card offers without the risk of racking up debt on your travels, consider purchasing a pre-paid travel money card. A Multi-currency Cash Passport™ allows you to load your money onto the card in the form of Japanese Yen and other popular currencies. Your money can then be accessed at ATMs like a debit card or used wherever MasterCard® is accepted. The Multi-currency Cash Passport card has both a security pin and a signature required for safe spending.