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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

Hi.

Does anyone know if it's better to leave home with yens or exchange euros at Narita Airpoirt?

Thanks.

Aline

2. Posted by Ardy (Full Member 62 posts) 9y

Never exchange anything at an airport, lets put it that way.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Aaranthes

U will usually get a better exchange rate, in the country, than in your own country.
If your local bank is offering the official exchange rate, which u can find on the internet, then it is a fair rate, so u can change, in your own country. Otherwise, wait, until u get to Japan.

Mel

4. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

Hi. I was told that other than in the airport is difficult to change money in Japan. An also the time we spend looking for a place to do it... And the language... All those things make me want to solve the problem here... Where can I get the official rates? Is xe.com a good site?

Thanks.

Aline

5. Posted by euanross (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

I'd recommend landing in Japan with at least some Yen!

As for airport exchange, one of the best rates of exchange (certainly in the UK) is with travelex... you order in advance online and pick up at the airport.

6. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Do it at home. Stay away from airports. If you were to do it in Japan, it'd be a hassle because of the language barrier. The current young generation speak english well but when you go to a Japanese bank or use another service to exchange the clerk probably speaks no English and it'd be a hassle. Anyway, I've always exchanged at home and found it to have the best results so far.

7. Posted by euanross (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

I agree - easiest to change money at home - at least enough to get you going.