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Money and costs

Currency
Yen (¥)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated January 21, 2019 2:40PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
¥8000
  • Dorm bed: ¥3000
  • Bowl of noodles: ¥750
  • Happy hour beer: ¥500
  • City one-day subway pass: ¥600
  • One temple or museum entry: ¥500
Midrange
¥8000–20,000
  • Double room at a business hotel: ¥10,000
  • Dinner for two at an izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery): ¥6000
  • Half-day cycling tour or cooking class: ¥5000
  • Temple and museum entries: ¥1500
Top end (more than)
¥20,000
  • Double room in a nice hotel: from ¥25,000
  • Dinner for two at a good sushi restaurant: from ¥15,000
  • Taxi ride between city sights: ¥2500

In cities, credit cards are widely accepted; rural areas are hit and miss. Post offices and most convenience stores have international ATMs.

Tipping

Tipping is not customary in Japan.

  • High-end restaurants & hotels Usually add a 10% service fee to the bill.