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BEST PLACE TO EXCHANGE MONEY IN JAPAN

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lets face it exchanging money is an essential part of traveling. exchanging here will give you a few hundred or thousand extra yen to spend on a sake or sushi roll. this is sort of directions to the best money exchange spot in all of japan. exchange 100$ at the airport but save the rest of your currency exchanging needs for this location and exchange on a day when the dollar is strong to the yen if possible. MY MAIN CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/user/iampowersurge INSTAGRAM FIRE! https://www.instagram.com/iampowersurge/?hl=en PATREON https://www.patreon.com/powersurge THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT
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Billy H (6 months ago)
Don't go to this place he recommends... in order to get the max out of your money there... you would have to exchange a large amount... go to the western union instead... it is located across from uniqlo and on the 2nd floor... much better rates of exchange
alphabetsouptoday (6 months ago)
Can you please give more direction on where this western union is? I will go there today!!!!
Billy H (6 months ago)
Power Surge Money it is not the amount of the bills but the total amount one is exchanging for. For instance I saw on their screen that in order to get 107 yen ... one must exchange like 3000 to probably 4000 US dollars to get that 107 yen rate... anything less le 100 to 1000 US dollars is 105 yen...
Power Surge Money (6 months ago)
They didn’t change the rate based on the bill (10.20.50.100)
Anthony Squiers (9 months ago)
I got an question it most likely a stupid one, i am going to ask it anyways. I was wondering how far $10,000 us dollars would get while i was in japan for two weeks?
Anthony Squiers (9 months ago)
Wow i keep forgetting how the yen currency is. And thank you that was insightful.
Power Surge Money (9 months ago)
Very far, I suggest airbnb for lodging you get the best places for the $$$ . I was in Japan 30 days with 1800$ and accommodations covered . I made the money last easily about 70$ a day at the end I had 300$ extra to shop with
EnterS Lauber (11 months ago)
actually its the same at the video?
Julian Ritchie (1 year ago)
Excuse me I have a questions I'm taking a trip this month November 16 to Tokyo I was wondering if the exchange play still there I still give out the same rates and my next question is do we have to bring cash to exchange your money and my last question is do we exchange some money beforehand change the rest over there I Tokyo
Julian Ritchie (1 year ago)
Power Surge Money thank for the info but we r going to Haneda air port u got any tips on that??
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Julian Ritchie hi! The rate for USD/yen is 113 yen per 1 USD so YES! About the same rate as when I made this video. Also YES japan is mostly a cash country. I bring blue usd 100$ bills to exchange at this location. I would recommend only exchanging 50-80$ USD at the USA airport and no more. You only need enough yen to get a train ticket from narita airport to shinjuku Tokyo. When you exit customs at narita there is a Japanese bank teller to the left with a very good exchange rate as well (almost as good as this shinjuku spot). It’s colors are red and white but I don’t recall the bank name.
Tom P (1 year ago)
Curious what the exchange is currently there. Market value as of today, November 2017, is 1 USD = 114 JPY. Airport at Denver, CO gives 103 yen per dollar and airport in Narita gives roughly 110.
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Tom P the exchange rate right now is about the same as when I made this video! Your dollars should go farther than you think in Japan. Exchange only the little you at the airports they give you a bad rate usually
Tom P (1 year ago)
Power Surge Money . Awesome! Thanks for the info.
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Tom P I learned leaving LAX is the worst place usually to exchange currency. I will exchange a few dollars to yen at narita airport just to have pocket cash but the rest I exchange at this shinjuku spot . Narita airport will still give you a better exchange rate than most the major banks in Tokyo .
Michelle Meow (1 year ago)
It's like 1 USD exchanges into 108 yen now, I wonder what the rate will be at that place? Thanks for video.
Michelle Meow (1 year ago)
I'm going to japan, and I looked up the historical rate for April 2016, it said it was 108 yen for 1 USD, how is it possible 112 for $1?
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Michelletuber while I was there March 2016 it ranged from 110-114 per 1$ bad exchanges would give you around 107 per 1$ your knba have an amazing trip! I'm trying to go back early 2018
Lala Lu (1 year ago)
How did you exchange the money? Is it a person who does it or a machine?..& do they speak English?
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Lala Lu it's person to person no machine. They are very friendly and may speak a little English but not much. They are honest (most Japanese are) tho and will show you on a calculator the exchange
CHRISTIAN GUTIERREZ (1 year ago)
Man thank u for this video
Tricia O (1 year ago)
did you get that rate with only $100 or was there a minimum amount to exchange to get that rate (as is the case with most places)?
Tricia O (1 year ago)
thanks for the reply. 200-400 isn't bad at all. I was thinking it might be 800+
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Tricia O I'm not sure about smaller amounts because I always exchanged increments of 100's . Usually 200-400 usd at a time
Hillary Ngo (1 year ago)
Do you know the exchange rate currently?
Do you need a passport? I'm about to get out of the navy and I have a lot of foreign cash
Hillary Ngo not from the top of my head http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=USD&to=JPY
Hillary Ngo (1 year ago)
Punx is idol noise Do you know the rate right now for 1 USD to yen?
Power Surge Money nope I was just there last Friday and didn't need a passport. If anyone is wondering reading comments.
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Punx is idol noise I believe they need a passport or an ID at least. I'm pretty sure they ask for a passport number, a Japan address and Japanese phone number too. You can use the phone and address of any hotel or friend you are staying with in japan
Sabby Ryan Amazon (1 year ago)
Are there other locations of the same place in Tokyo? What's the name of it?
Power Surge (1 year ago)
Sabby Neko at shinjuku station take west exit and turn right you should see it
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Sabby Neko that whole street next to kfc in shinjuku has good places . I don't know the name of this one.
Intellectard (1 year ago)
Hey Power Surge, thanks for the video, I live in Australia and will be going to Japan in one week. I was wondering if you think it would be a better idea to exchange all my money before i go to Japan, or are exchange rates to yen better in Japan?.
Intellectard (1 year ago)
Thanks for reply, but from what i have been reading, people are saying it is better to get it exchanged before you go as exchange rates are poor in Japan. I got 80,000 yen for $1013 A.U.D is this better than I would get in Japan?
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Intellectard ALSO!!! if you ever need to find an exchange place ask a police man or any friendly person anywhere "DOKO DESKA MONEY EXCHANGE-U" in a Japanese sounding tone haha . they will help you
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
+Intellectard if you land in narita airport immediately outside customs to your left is a bank/exchange place that actually gives almost as a good a rate as the place I show you in this video! I would exchange a few days money there and then if you have time and are at shinjuku station you can exchange at this place. I've noticed at least in USA exchanging in the us airport before entering a country gives me a bad rate. Japan is a very up to date and sophisticated country. They have made exchanging money at the airport easy.
KatsuAndTheGang (1 year ago)
im from canada my dream is to go to japan so im planing ahead for 1 dollar canadien how much yen can i get 1 canadien dollar=??? yen
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
currently the rate is 82 japanese yen for 1 canadian dollar. Cheapest place i found small soda bottles was 89 yen. so about 8 canadian dollars would be 656 japanese yen which is equivalent to a cheap meal like a large bowl or large curry meal. 500 japanese yen buys you a beer thats 6.10 canadian . if those numbers help :-)
myriam cherfi (1 year ago)
hello I come from France , Please I will go to japan in few days , and I want to know for 1euro how I can have ?, 1euro=???yen in Tokyo pleaseee. Because in France I can take 1euro for 117yen and I want to know if we have a better rate in France or in Japan. Thank you very much !!!!!!
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
current exchange rate as of today is 121 japanese yen to 1 euro . you may be able to get a little bit better price in japan but 117 is not bad. the difference would be the cost of 2 or 3 meals if you are only exchanging a small amount of currency .i would recommend exchanging a portion of your money at the airport when you first enter japan so you have a little cash. then find this exchange place to exchange more money. JAPAN IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY but mostly runs on cash so always have some on hand . have a wonderful trip!
Do Mic (1 year ago)
Ok thx beacause I live in Japan and I have no idea what is the money on us
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
I wish I lived there. I still crave pork curry all the time and they its just not the same in US
TimeToMakeStool (1 year ago)
Do I have to bring cash or can they use my card?
Nero (5 months ago)
If you haven't already visited. Inform your bank that you are going to Japan. Become *extremely* well informed on their costs for using your card out of country. After go to a 7Elven. I believe Visa and MasterCard are accepted mostly. (Although truly it can be any Konbini or Post office >.>)
Power Surge Money (1 year ago)
i believe you need to have cash on hand to exchange . there is a western union right next to this exchange spot though.
jonnywaselectric (1 year ago)
Do you need your passport with you?
jonnywaselectric (1 year ago)
Tanya Brown here is the conversion 500 NZD =1538 MYR
Tanya Brown (1 year ago)
Power Surge how many Malaysian ringets in 500 NZ dollars
jonnywaselectric (1 year ago)
thank you
Power Surge (1 year ago)
I brought my passport just incase but I can't recall if he actually needed to see it. I would bring it if I were you. I DID infact remember he asked me to fill out a little card with my name, address in Japan I was staying st and a Japan phone number

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