Country and Currency Information

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Time Zone (GMT):+9
Capital City:Tokyo
Largest City:Tokyo
Currency:Japanese Yen
Currency Code:JPY
Banknote Denominations:1,000 / 2,000 / 5,000 / 10,000
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:1,000
Additional Information:The 2,000 yen note is hard to find and some businesses will refuse them

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Tuesday 18 June 2019 11:58pm
Latest Update: Summary - On 18 June, there was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Japan Sea. Tsunami cautions have been lifted, but local authorities warn of the possibility of aftershocks. There are reports of power cuts in affected areas. You should check the Japan Meteorological website for updates and follow the advice of local authorities.

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 44 minutes ago)