Current exchange rate between Japanese Yen and Korean Won is “100 Yen =1,340 Won.” (It’s mean “1,000 Won = 74.7 Yen.”)
Though these numbers are affected by rising Yen and weaken Won, I’m feeling a sense of 1,000 Won is same with a sense of 100 Yen in my real life.

A big difference is the value of paper currencies. The paper currencies of Japanese Yen are 1,000 Yen, 2,000 Yen, 5,000 Yen and 10,000 Yen. (It’s really hard to see 2,000 Yen though.)

On the other hand, Korean paper currencies are 1,000 Won, 5,000 Won, 10,000 Won and 50,000Won. 50,000 Won is a new one so it’s hard to find it in real life, but even 50,000 Won’s value is still low comparing with Japanese 10,000 Yen. For that reason, it’s bother to bring cash.

About coin, there are a few use frequency, I think. In Japan even 1 Yen coin is required for payment, in Korea I never use a 10 Won coin, though it exists. The units of 10 Won is rounded out in cash transaction.


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