Send money to Japan

Send money to Japan from Canada with a Western Union money transfer. Whether you send by app, online or at one of our 3,5001 Canadian agent locations, we’ll get funds to friends and family quickly and easily.

Be informed. Be aware. Protect yourself from fraud.

We encrypt your transfers

We encrypt your transfers

We are committed to keeping your data secure

We are committed to keeping your data secure

We’ve sent money around the world for more than 150 years

We’ve sent money around the world for more than 150 years

The #1 downloaded money transfer app of last year just got even better! Simplified. Seamless. See for yourself.
Get our new app

Convenient ways to send and receive money

Choose the way you pay

Using your bank details

Cash at an agent location

With a credit3 or debit card

Ready to send money?

Send money to Japan in a few taps with our app

Save receiver details so you can save time when you send again to friends and family.

Make money transfers to Japan on the go, any time, wherever you are.

Track your money transfer in real time with your unique tracking number (MTCN), so you always know where your funds are.

Download the app
4.6/5
4.4/5

Ratings as of January 1, 2022.

More information on how to send money to Japan from Canada

Send money to Japanese bank accounts

We send money to most major Japanese bank accounts, including Japan Post Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Mizuho Bank. So, whoever your receiver banks with, you know we’ve got everything covered.

Send now

Make sure you have your receiver info ready

Before you send money to your receiver in Japan, you need to have their personal information on hand. This includes their bank name, BIC code and account number. We may also ask you for the purpose of your transfer.

Find out more

Earn more with My WUSM Rewards

Register for your free Western Union profile and start earning rewards with My WUSM. Access deals available exclusively to our members, including discounts on transfer fees4.

Register for My WUSM

Reasons to choose Western Union

We are committed to security

We’re confident that your money will always get where it needs to go. Our money transfers are always encrypted, however you choose to pay.

We’re proud of our heritage

Western Union has existed for more than 170 years, and we’ve been sending money across the world for over 150 of them.

Choose the way you want to pay

Whether you’re sending with our app, online or at an agent location, you can choose from debit or credit card3, bank transfer or cash when you send money to Japan from Canada.

Register for free

Registering for your Western Union profile is completely free. Once you’re registered, you can start sending money to more than 200 countries1 across the world.

Sign up to send money to Japan today

Track your transfer across the world

Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) so you and your receiver can track your transfer on its way to its destination in Japan.

Schedule your money transfers

Schedule your important money transfers to Japan so you never miss an important date, like loved ones’ anniversaries or birthdays.

Save your friends’ and family’s details

Register for your free Western Union profile and save your receiver details so you can quickly select them the next time you send money to Japan.

Take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts

Take advantage of transfer fee4 discounts when you send with Western Union and use your exclusive My WUSM Rewards number when you check out.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to Japan?

You can send up to $7,500 CAD to Japan. This depends on your chosen payment method. If you choose to send via a bank account transfer, the limit is $999 CAD.

How can I send money to Japan online?
  1. Register for a Western Union profile or log in.
  2. Click ‘Send now’ and select Japan as the country you want to transfer to.
  3. Enter the transfer amount and then select a payment method – either debit/credit3 card, bank account or cash.
  4. Either select a receiver’s saved details or enter their personal and account information. You’ll also need to provide their BIC, the purpose of your transaction and proof of funds.
  5. Confirm and pay for your money transfer.
  6. You’ll receive a unique tracking number (MTCN), which you and your receiver can use to track the funds in real time.
Can I send cash to Japan?

You can send cash to Japan from any one of our agent locations. All you need to do is:

  1. Find your local Western Union agent location.
  2. Head to the desk and provide them with the following:
  • Government-issued ID – for example, a driver’s license or passport
  • Yours and your receiver’s personal information and account details
  • Your receiver’s BIC code
  • The purpose of your transaction
  • Proof of funds – this could be in the form of a bank statement or payslip.
  1. Pay for your money transfer to Japan with your debit or credit3 card, or with cash.
  2. Once you’ve checked out, you’ll receive a receipt with your unique tracking number (MTCN), which you can use to track your money.
What do I need to send money online to Japan?

To send money online to Japan, you need the following:

  • Yours and your receiver’s personal information and account details
  • Your receiver’s BIC code
  • To provide the purpose of your transaction
  • Proof of funds.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Japan?

You can use our free price estimator tool to check the price of your transfer, with no obligation to send. Keep in mind that the price will be affected by transfer fees and exchange rates4, which will differ depending on the sending and receiving methods you choose and your location.

How long does it take to send money to Japan from Canada?

The time it takes to complete a money transfer to Japan from Canada all depends on the sending and receiving methods you choose. For example, money transfers done by debit or credit3 card are often complete within a matter of minutes2. If they’re picking up in their bank account, it can take 0-3 days.

1 Agent location count valid as of December 31, 2021.

2 Your transfer may be delayed or unavailable based on factors listed in our Terms and Conditions, including service selected, regulatory reasons, holidays, or other agent specific limitations.

3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

4 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.