Tokyo - Currency Exchange Guide - Helpful Information | Tokyo Travel Guide - Episode# 10

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on Tokyo, Japan. we're really happy to share our currency exchange experiences

with you through Hipfig's video Guide series on Tokyo. In this Tokyo currency

exchange video guide will be sharing where you can find currency exchange

counters and provide useful tips for visiting travelers to Tokyo. The official

legal currency of Tokyo is the Japanese Yen ‎¥‎ . In Tokyo you can change currency at

the airport, banks, tourist areas, and even at convenience stores and post offices.

For arriving passengers, Narita and Haneda airports are convenient places to

exchange currency. Both airports have Bank currency exchange counters in the

Arrival Hall. In Narita International Airport terminal 1 you will find banks

on the south and north side of the Arrivals hall. In Narita Airport terminal

2 Arrival hall you'll find banks to the left and right of exit A and B. Most Bank

currency exchange counters in the Arrival Halls at Narita International

operate from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. In Haneda International Airport

arrival hall, there is Mizuho Bank which is open 24 hours. The banks give decent

rates and you'll need cash in Tokyo as many smaller vendors don't take credit

cards. It's always a good idea to change money at the airport if you don't have

any Yen. Unless you're changing a large amount of money the difference between

the best rate and the lowest rate is not much. In the city currency exchange

counters and currency exchange machines are available at transportation hubs,

like Tokyo Station, Shinagawa station, and Shinjuku Station. Currency exchange

counters in Tokyo Station are located by the marounouchi north gates and the Jr east travel service center

marounouchi north gates and the Jr east travel service center. You'll find a travelex counter next to the ATM

machines. Currency exchange counters at Shinagawa station are

are next to the entrance of the Keikyu Shinagawa station. There's a travelex

currency exchange counter which is across from the jr ticketing center

there was also another travelex located to the right of the central gate of the

Shinagawa station. At train stations the rates are okay but not the best. We

found the most current exchange counters with better rates in the

shinjuku area located east of the shinjuku station. In shinjuku you'll find

private currency exchange counters banks and currency exchange machines and

around Shinjuku Station, World Currency is a branch of Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi and is a popular currency exchange counter

which provides good rates. The Shinjuku branch is located in the shinjuku

building along the underground mall SubNade which is connected

to shinjuku station. On the east side of the station this currency exchange

counter is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11:00 to 5:00 on weekends

You'll also find the J market currency exchange counter tucked away in the

corner of the Subnade underground mall. The Galireo currency exchange

counter can also be found along the main main corridor of subnade mall. There are

also Galireo and other currency exchange machines which change 13 major

world currencies in the subnade mall. Located near the east exit of shinjuku

station near the main road is Yasukuni Dori. You'll find banks and other currency

exchange counters along Yasukuni Dori Street kitty corner from the Marui men's

department store which has the logo 0 1 0 1 is the currency

exchange counter near the corner called Tourex currency exchange and across the

street you'll find the Sakura exchange

you can also find the private exchange counter that Daikokuya in the Isshiki Bldg

and the Sakura currency service in the Hakuou Building. We also found a

Family Mart which offers currency exchange through a machine. Rates are

decent and this is a good option since it's open 24 hours

In the Asakusa area, we found a Family Mart across the street from the tourist

information center which has a currency exchange machine. There's also a Travelex

currency exchange counter inside the tourist information center. Nearby is

Mizuho bank and an ATM center, In the Shibuya station and near the Centergai

famous for its diagonal crosswalk, you'll find currency exchange counters as well

Wherever you go in Tokyo you're bound to run into a currency exchange counter

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