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NZD to JPY Exchange Rate

Code JPY
Symbol ¥
Coins
Unholed - ¥1, ¥10, ¥100, ¥500; Holed - ¥5, ¥50
Banknotes
¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000 and ¥10,000

COVID-19 Business Update

Please note, due to the impact of COVID-19, our stores are temporarily closed until after international travel resumes. While our stores are closed, we do not have rates available for foreign cash until we re-open.

Buying Japanese Yen

  • Budget planning tool

    Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help plan your spending money.

  • No commission

    On foreign exchange rates when you order with Travel Money NZ.

  • Pick up locally

    With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your Japanese Yen with no hassles.

Planning your trip to Japan

Holiday Budget Calculator

We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!

About the currency

Coins and notes

The Japanese yen (¥) is available in unholed coins ¥1, ¥10, ¥100, and ¥500, and holed coins ¥5 and ¥50. Banknotes include ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000 and ¥10,000 variations.

Facts about the currency

  • The name ‘yen’ comes from the Japanese translation of ‘a round object’.
  • Between December 1941 and April 1949, the yen didn’t have a true exchange rate, as wartime inflation had reduced the yen to a fraction of its value before the war. The US occupation government fixed the value of the yen at ¥360 per US$1 in 1949 in an attempt to stabilise prices in the Japanese economy. This rate was abandoned in 1971.
  • While most nations display the Gregorian calendar year of mintage on their coins, yen coins display the year of the current emperor's reign.