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Exchange us cash to in Japan

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Exchange us cash to in Japan

I’m bringing 300 hundred dollars to Japan. I don’t want to explain why but I was wondering if there’s a possible way to exchange us cash to yen to Tokyo ?

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1. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

You can exchange it to yen at the airport, and you can withdraw cash from your credit card at any 7/11 convenience stores everywhere in Japan.

Kobe, Japan
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2. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

As soon as you go outside of customs you will see a place where they are exchanging currency for yen.

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3. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

If you mean US$30,000 you will need to file forms with both the US and Japanese governments to bring the funds from USA to Japan.

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4. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

The OP wrote "300 hundred dollars".

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5. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

Yes, if OP meant 300 $100 bills, that's $30,000.

But if OP meant 3 hundred dollars, that's only $300.

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6. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

Ah, I see what you mean. OP wrote "300 HUNDRED dollars" (emphasis mine). Slipped right past me. Too hot! :-)

Edited: 03 August 2018, 12:09
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7. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

Even if you manage to smuggle $30k in cash to Japan, you will have difficulty changing into yen without arousing suspicions. Most places put an upper limit, so you will have to go to several places to get it changed. Cash rate isn't particularly good. Best you will get is around 110 yen.

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8. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

I apologize. I wrote this while I was tired. I just meant 300 dollars.

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9. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

Question is why you think that small amount would warrant "I don't want to explain why" in your post.

I routinely carry $500 in $100 bills as my emergency stash no matter where I travel. Insignificant in the big scheme of things.....unless there is an emergency.

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10. Re: Exchange us cash to in Japan

No special paperwork needed to bring $300 to Japan.

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