Preparing for Japan Travel: Where to Buy Japanese Yen in Manila


[2019 UPDATE]

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 exchange 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:

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      Head Office 
      S-2004 La Perla Mansion, Carlos PalancaSan Lorenzo Village, Makati City 

      Glorietta 1 
      Ground Level, Glorietta 1Ayala CenterMakati City

      Park Square 1 
      Ground Floor, Park Square 1, Ayala CenterMakati City Across Dusit Hotel

      Greenbelt 1 
      Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center Makati City 

      The Link Ayala 
      2ND Floor, The Link Bldg. Ayala AvenueMakati City

      A. Venue Mall Makati Avenue 
      Ground Floor, The A.Venue MallMakati Avenue corner Valdez, Makati City 

      Anza St. corner Makati AvenuePoblacion, Makati City 

      ABC Mall 
      Guadalupe Commercial Complex, EDSAGuadalupe Nuevo, Makati City 

      SMO Bldg. 
      SMO Bldg., Sgt. F. Yabut ST., Guadalupe Nuevo Makati City

      25 J.P. Rizal Extension, Comembo, Makati City MARKET MARKET, FORT BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 


      Market! Market 
      Ground Floor, Market! Market!, Global CityTaguig City(Has another branch on Level


      G-010 Trinoma Mall, North Ave., Bagong Pagasa, QC

      Robinson’s Galleria 
      Level 2, Galleria Corporate CenterOrtigas Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City 


      V-Mall Greenhills Branch (formerly Virra Mall)Unit 7 V-Mall Bridgeway, Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan City 

      Greenbelt Unimart Shopping CenterBgy. Greenhills, San Juan City 


      Metro Point 
      Unit 168, 1st Floor, Metropoint MallEDSA corner Taft AvenuePasay City 


      Alabang Town Center VIPinoy LoungeAlabang Town CenterAlabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City

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

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