The Best Way to Transfer Money to Japan

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Being the international cheapo that I am, I’ve battle-tested all sorts of methods and means of transferring money to Japan. In this article, I chronicle the results of my quest. NB: If you’re a tourist looking to exchange foreign cash for yen, go to this article. If you’ve been here for a while and want to send your yen home, check out our transferring money out of Japan article.
tl;dr: One of the cheapest and best ways to transfer money to Japan for residents is the OFX currency exchange provider. Bonus: Sign up here and mention Tokyo Cheapo—they’ll give you a special account with NO transfer fees. Cheapo win!

Boring banks
Most people default to using their bank, but this is often the most expensive option—esp

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