Posted by: Moha
Here's Moha the staff of Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro.
When someone of our guests coming for the first time to Japan,
seems that they're a little bit confusing for the Japanese coins.
500 Yen (Gohyaku-en)
It's the largest coin value in the Japanese coins, also it seems to be the highest valued regularly used coin in the world.
100 Yen (Hyaku-en)
It is the second-highest denomination coin in Japan after the 500 yen coin.
If you searched the word (100 yen) in the internet, it'll appear for you 100 yen shops.
Actually, there are many common Japanese shops here in Japan stocking a variety of items from clothing , housewares to food, each item is priced at precisely 100 yen.
This kind of 100 yen shops is too interesting to visit here in Japan
50 Yen (Gojuu-en)
Japan is one of only a handful of countries, who still have coins in circulation like this with a hole.
10 Yen (Juu-en)
The obverse of the coin depicts the Phoenix Hall of Byōdō-in, a Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto prefecture,
with the kanji for "Japan" in the top and "Ten Yen" in the bottom.
5 Yen (Go-en)
The lucky coin, commonly given as a donation to Shinto Shrines.
It is the only Japanese coin that did not including any numbers on either face,
therefore a lot of our guests who can't read Kanji asking us a lot ''what the value of this coin''
1 Yen (Ichi-en)
The smallest coin value in the Japanese coins, all the 1 Yen coins are 1 gram so they can be used as weights,
also you can try that , but this 1 coin can float on the water.
Now you can enjoy going to 100 Yen shops
also you can try using the 50 Yen or 5 Yen to make a cool necklace or use them as a charm on your bag!
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Posted by: Moha (May 15, 2017 4:06 AM)