Hello everyone! I’m here in Osaka now. I still can’t believe I’m actually writing this on a couch, in Starbucks next to Umeda Arts Theater while staring at the most fashionable Japanese winter OOTDs  I’ve seen so far…

OHEHMGEEE!!! Winter is real!

In front of Starbucks near Umeda Arts Theater
My JAPAN winter OOTD

Anyway, I will blog about everything I will do here to help you plan your own travel to Japan. But first, let me post about where to buy Japanese Yen in Manila as a lot of people have been asking where’s the best place. I bought JPY from Sanry’s Money Changer at Robinson’s Galleria. You can also buy Yen from BPI but you have to make a reservation at least 10 days ahead.

I asked how much I could get if I exchanged PHP 20,000.00 to JPY. Here is the comparison:

Sanry’s  Money Changer: 50,000.00 JPY for PHP 19, 300.00 – EXCHANGE RATE: 0.3860

NAIA Terminal 3 (PNB): 51,000.00 JPY for PHP 20,100.00 (There is a service Charge of 100 pesos if you exchange there) – EXCHANGE RATE: 0.3832

NAIA Terminal 3 (Money Changer next to PNB): JPY 50, 000.00 for PHP 20, 000.00 – EXCHANGE RATE: 0.3624

I think it’s BEST to buy Japanese Yen at Sanry’s Money Changer in Robinson’s Galleria.

If it is far from your place, you can visit their other branches:



  • Head Office: La Perla Mansion, S-2004, Carlos Palanca, San Lorenzo Village
  • Glorietta 1: Ground Level, Ayala Center
  • Park Square 1: Ground Floor, Ayala Center (Across Dusit Hotel)
  • Greenbelt 1: Ayala Center
  • The Link Ayala: 2nd Floor, The Link Bldg., Ayala Avenue
  • A. Venue Mall: Ground Floor, A.Venue Mall, Makati Avenue & Valdez St.
  • Anza: Anza St. & Makati Avenue, Poblacion
  • ABC Mall: Guadalupe Commercial Complex, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo
  • SMO Bldg.: Sgt. F. Yabut St., Guadalupe Nuevo
  • Comembo Branch: 25 J.P. Rizal Extension, Comembo


  • Market! Market: Ground Floor, Global City (Additional branch on another level)


  • Trinoma: G-010 Trinoma Mall, North Ave., Bagong Pagasa
  • Robinson’s Galleria: Level 2, Galleria Corporate Center, Ortigas Avenue & EDSA


  • V-Mall Greenhills Branch: Unit 7 V-Mall Bridgeway, Greenhills Shopping Center
  • Unimart: Greenbelt Unimart Shopping Center, Bgy. Greenhills


  • Metro Point: Unit 168, 1st Floor, Metropoint Mall, EDSA & Taft Avenue


  • Alabang Town Center: VIPinoy Lounge, Alabang-Zapote Road

Hope this helps! You can read more about Sanry’s Money Changer here

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