Send money to Japan

Fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the UK to Japan.

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  • 0 GBP
  • 5.74 GBPOur fee
  • 5.74 GBPTotal fees
  • =
    994.26 GBPTotal amount we’ll convert
  • ×
    198.498

Should arrive by Tuesday 2:00 AM

Compare the best money transfer service to Japan

Sending 1,000 GBP withRecipient gets(Total after fees)and transfer speedTransfer speed
CheapestRevolut Standard
197,605 JPY1 day
1 day
Transfer fee
1.50 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
197.902
Exchange rate markup
3.00 GBP

Cost of transfer
4.50 GBP

Wise
197,359 JPY- 246 JPY1 day
1 day
Transfer fee
5.74 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
198.498
Exchange rate markup
0 GBP

Cost of transfer
5.74 GBP

OFX
195,916 JPY- 1,689 JPY2-3 days
2-3 days
Transfer fee
0 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
195.916
Exchange rate markup
13.01 GBP

Cost of transfer
13.01 GBP

Barclays
193,042 JPY- 4,563 JPYunavailable
unavailable
Transfer fee
0 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
193.042
Exchange rate markup
27.49 GBP

Cost of transfer
27.49 GBP

Remitly
191,382 JPY- 6,223 JPY3-8 days
3-8 days
Transfer fee
6.99 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
192.729
Exchange rate markup
29.06 GBP

Cost of transfer
36.05 GBP

Nationwide
190,774 JPY- 6,831 JPY4+ days
4+ days
Transfer fee
20 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
194.667
Exchange rate markup
19.30 GBP

Cost of transfer
39.30 GBP

PayPal
187,763 JPY- 9,842 JPYwithin 3 days
within 3 days
Transfer fee
2.99 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
188.326
Exchange rate markup
51.24 GBP

Cost of transfer
54.23 GBP

RBS
187,435 JPY- 10,170 JPY1 day
1 day
Transfer fee
0 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
187.435
Exchange rate markup
55.73 GBP

Cost of transfer
55.73 GBP

NatWest
187,410 JPY- 10,195 JPY1 day
1 day
Transfer fee
0 GBP
Exchange rate(1 GBP JPY)
187.410
Exchange rate markup
55.86 GBP

Cost of transfer
55.86 GBP
The information above applies when you pay in via bank transfer or ACH payments. Information provided is not in real time and may be different from the actual rates and fees on the provider’s website. Transaction speed claimed depends on individual circumstances and may not be available for all transactions. How do we collect this data?
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How to send money to Japan from the UK

How to send money to Japan from the UK

  1. Just tap in how much, and where to.
  2. Then make a local payment to Wise, whether it's with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card.
  3. And that's it.

Wise converts your money at the 'inter-bank' rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there's 'zero' commission). On Wise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

How much does it cost to transfer money to Japan?

Pay a small, flat fee and percentage

To send money in GBP to Japan, you pay a small, flat fee of 1.56 GBP + 0.42% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront).


Fee depends on your chosen transfer type

Some transfer types have different fees which are usually tiny.


No hidden fees

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

Wise
Fees for our low cost transfers
Fixed fee
1.56 GBP
Variable feeup to 100,000 GBP/month
0.42%
Variable feemore than 100,000 GBP/month

How long will a money transfer to Japan take?

A money transfer from the UK (GBP) to Japan (JPY) should arrive by Tuesday 2:00 AM. Sometimes transfer times can differ based on payment methods or verification changes. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

On many popular routes, Wise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Your transfer route

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Should arrive

by Tuesday 2:00 AM

What you’ll need for your online money transfer to Japan

Best ways to send money to Japan

  • PISP

    PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) payments are instructions you give Wise to make a bank transfer directly from your bank account — without having to leave our app and log in to your online banking. This option is as cheap as a manual bank transfer, but it isn’t supported by all banks yet.
  • Bank Transfer

    Bank transfers are usually the cheapest option when it comes to funding your international money transfer with Wise. Bank transfers can be slower than debit or credit cards, but they usually give you the best value for your money. Read more how to use bank transfers as a payment option.
  • Debit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a debit card is easy and fast. It’s also usually cheaper than credit card, as credit cards are more expensive to process. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a debit card.
  • Credit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a credit card is easy and fast. Wise accepts Visa, Mastercard and some Maestro cards. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a credit card.
  • Swift

    Using SWIFT to fund your transfer usually means that your transfer will take longer and be more expensive, as your bank will charge a fee. You should also bear in mind that other correspondent banks in between may also deduct their handling fees. Your bank should be able to advise on those fees.
  • Apple Pay

    If you’ve enabled Apple Pay on your phone, you can use it to pay for a transfer with Wise. Paying with Apple Pay is a convenient and quick way to send money abroad. If you’re using a credit card, watch out for extra charges. Some banks consider these payments as cash withdrawal, and they may charge you extra fees.
  • Google Pay

    If you’ve enabled Google Pay on your phone, you can use it to pay for a transfer with Wise. Paying with Google Pay is a convenient and quick way to send money abroad. If you’re using a credit card, watch out for extra charges. Some banks consider these payments as cash withdrawal, and they may charge you extra fees.

Trust Wise with safe & secure money transfers to Japan

Safeguarded with leading banks

We hold your money with established financial institutions, so it’s separate from our own accounts and in our normal course of business not accessible to our partners. Read more here.

Extra-secure transactions

We use 2-factor authentication to protect your account and transactions. That means you — and only you — can get to your money.

Data protection

We’re committed to keeping your personal data safe, and we’re transparent in how we collect, process, and store it.

Dedicated anti-fraud team

We work round the clock to keep your account and money protected from even the most sophisticated fraud.

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Send money to Japan from the UK with the most international app

Looking for an app to send money to Japan? Sending money is easy with Wise app.

  • Cheaper transfers abroad - free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups.
  • Check exchange rates - see on the app how exchange rates have changed over time.
  • Repeat your previous transfers - save the details, and make your monthly payments easier.
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