How to send money to Japan
Find out how to make a money transfer to Japan at the best JPY rate in a few easy steps
1. Check the JPY mid-market exchange rate against your own currency
Making your transfer on a day where the exchange rate is favorable means more money arrives. It's a good idea to use our smart exchange rate alerts to stay updated about the JPY mid-market's evolution.
2. Go with the optimal option by comparing all the available money transfer companies.
We compare many providers to send money to Japan, such as TransferWise, Western Union, MoneyGram, Currencies Direct, OFX. Picking the right money transfer provider from the list is a sure way to save on fees and exchange rate.
3. Pick the best money transfer company based on your criteria
Do you need to send money to Japan with the cheapest option, as quickly as possible or with the provider with the best ratings?
It is also important to have a look at the pay-in/out methods. You may have the option to transfer the money by transferring the money from your bank account or by debit or credit cards. On the recipient's side in Japan, look at different options if you need the money to be deposited on a local bank account or available for pick-up in cash at an agent location.
4. Sign up and start your transaction to Japan with the service of your choice
Now is the time to fill the sign-up form on the money transfer provider's homepage (you usually have to give some ID documents to prove your identity), and set upyour transfer.