Sending money to Japan

Send money to Japan reliably and quickly. Easily transfer EUR to JPY via our app, website or in person.

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    Exchange Rates and Fees shown are estimates, vary by a number of factors including payment and payout methods, and are subject to change. To check current rates and other options, simply click “Send now”.
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    Practical ways of sending and receiving money

    Register and send money to Japan today

    Real-time tracking

    At any time, track your money transfer from Italy to Japan with the unique tracking number transaction control number (MTCN).

    Agencies convenient to reach

    Your friends and family can withdraw money from anywhere from Tokyo to Osaka by visiting the nearest Western Union agency.

    Future transactions facilitated

    Facilitates routine money transfers: save the recipient’s details so you are ready the next time you send money to Japan.

    Fast money transfers

    By sending money from Italy to Japan with Western Union, your transfer could reach your loved ones in minutes1.

    Reasons for choosing Western Union

    Simple registration

    Register today by entering your details to create your free profile via our website or app.

    Pay as you wish

    Choose the payment method that suits you best to send money to Japan: debit or credit card2, bank transfer or cash.

    Maximum commitment to safety

    Our encryption and fraud prevention measures help protect your Western Union money transfers.

    The digital banking app

    Try the Western Union Digital Banking app. You get the benefits of digital banking and international money transfer in one place.

    Send money to Japan with just a few clicks, directly from the app

    Save the information of your loved ones to speed up your next sending of money.

    Send money to Japan wherever and whenever you want, from home, the office or on the road.

    Keep track of money transfers in real time.

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    Rating as of 8 November, 2023.

    Choose the payment method that suits you best

    Directly from your bank account

    With your credit2 or debit card

    Via Apple Pay® in our money transfer app

    In cash at one of our agent locations

    More information on money transfer in Japan

    Get a free quote before sending

    Calculate all costs before transferring money to Japan with a free quote. Check the exchange rate3 from EUR to JPY at any time, with no obligation to send money later.

    Transfer money to Japan reliably and conveniently

    You can make your money transfer to Japan as you wish: in cash, from your bank account or by credit2 or debit card.

    Easily complete transfers left undone

    Are you missing some information about your beneficiary? No problem. You can leave the money transfer pending and complete it from the history page when you are ready.

    Are you ready to transfer money to Japan?

    If you are ready to transfer money to Japan, click below to start a transfer or, for more information, see our FAQ.
    Don’t forget your loved ones when they need you

    Making your loved ones in Japan happy has never been easier. Whether it is their birthday in Tokyo, New Year’s Eve in Osaka or a business opportunity, with Western Union you can send them money with just a few clicks.

    FAQ on transferring money to Japan

    How much money can I transfer to Japan?

    Up to EUR 5,000 can be sent for collection in cash or by bank transfer.

    How to send money to Japan online?
    1. Create a profile or log in to your Western Union account and click ‘Continue’.
    2. Select ‘Japan’ in the ‘Send to’ box and enter the amount to be sent in the corresponding box.
    3. Once the desired amount has been entered, it is necessary to choose how the recipient will receive the payment: to the bank account or by cash withdrawal.
    4. In the next box, select a payment method. You should now have access to a complete quote.
    5. Click “Continue” to go to the next page and enter your details and those of the beneficiary. You will also be asked to indicate the reason for the transfer and the origin of the funds.
    6. Once the shipment has been confirmed, you will receive a unique tracking number (MTCN) so that you can check the progress of the transfer. We encourage you to share this number with your beneficiary.
    What do I need to send money online in Japan?

    If you have not already done so, create a free Western Union profile. Visit our registration page and enter the following information:

    • Name and address.
    • Information on an official identity document, such as a driving licence or passport.

    Once registered, you can start setting up your money transfer in Japan by entering the following information:

    • Details on the reason for the transfer and the origin of the funds.
    • The name, postal address and email address of the beneficiary.
    How do you estimate the cost of a money transfer to Japan?

    Fees depend on the exchange rate3 between EUR and JPY, as well as the method of transferring money to Japan you choose. You can check our prices on the calculator at the top of the page.

    How long does it take to transfer money to Japan?

    The money will be ready in minutes1 or up to six working days, depending on the transfer methods you choose.

    When you choose the payment method, you can check the estimated transfer time before you start.

    Do you have further questions or need assistance?

    See the FAQ section or contact us. Our Customer Service is always available to help you.

    1 Funds may be delayed or specific services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location opening hours, differences in time zones or selection of options for delayed sending. Additional restrictions may apply. See online Terms and Conditions for details.

    2 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 another payment method.

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