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Ways to send money to Japan
Ways to receive money in Japan
In a hurry or on the move? Send funds across the Pacific with the Western Union app – or begin the process and finish it at an agent location.Get the Western Union app
Send money to your nearest and dearest in Japan from one of more than 61,0001 US agent locations.Find a US agent location
Deposit money directly in a loved one’s bank account, whether it’s for a birthday present, financial support or simply a surprise.Learn more
With more than 2001 agent locations dotted around Japan, from Tokyo to Yokohama, give your friends and family the choice to collect cash in person.Explore Japanese agent locations
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
Make a money transfer from the comfort of your home or on the move.
Save names, addresses and account details to quickly send money to Japan again.
Keep everyone in the loop by tracking your money.
Sending money to bank accounts
Make life simple for friends and relatives in Japan by sending money direct to their accounts.Send now
Check exchange rates with the app
Download our app and quickly learn how to send money to Japan. Keep an eye on exchange rates1 between the dollar and yen – and set up repeat payments.See more features
Explore our agent locations
From Texas to Michigan, you can pay in cash and get in-person assistance at thousands of US agent locations.Search nearby agent locations
Send money around the world
Send money to Japan and beyond – we cater for more than 200 countries and territories.
Transfers that work for you
Choose the money transfer service that fits best with your routine – get the app, head to an agent location or use our website.
Convenient agent locations
It’s easy to access in-person services, with more than 61,0001 agent locations in the US alone.
Years of experience
Founded in the 1850s, we’ve connected people for many decades. Millions now benefit from our money transfer tools.
Follow our step-by-step process to register for free.
Quickly send money to Japan from the USA again by saving loved ones’ details.
Share your tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver in Japan to follow your money over the Pacific.
Enjoy transfer fee3 discounts by registering for the My WU℠ program.
Learning how to send money to Japan from the US online is straightforward – just follow these steps:
Along with your personal details, you’ll need a valid US driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID to register with us online. To send money to Japan bank accounts online, you’ll require your receiver’s account number and bank identifier code (BIC). Delivery should take one to two banking days.
Here’s how to send money to loved ones in Japan if you’d prefer to use an in-person agent location:
You can use our online price estimation tool to calculate the potential costs of a money transfer to Japan. It details exchange rates between the dollar and yen, transfer fees3 and estimated delivery times.
1 Agent locations valid as of September 30, 2021.
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 check other payment methods.
3 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.
4 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)