Sakura Currency Service

Tokyo Travel Guides / November 03, 2016
Sakura Currency Service Image credit: Sakura Currency Service

Sakura Currency Service is more than a money changer. It is a multi-service company that caters to different needs of travelers. Their friendly staff is willing to provide local information and assist in hotel booking.

This currency exchange chain also offers many useful services for free, including free luggage storage, free using of their resting area, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary tea.

Their 5 branches are strategically located in Tokyo major tourist hubs, including Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza. They accept USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, SEK, CNY, KRW, SGD, HKD, TWD, THB, IDR, PHP, AED, and RUB.

Although its brand name is Sakura Currency Service, each of its branches is called differently, depending on the location it is situated at. For example, the branch at Shibuya has a signage with “Shibuya Exchange”. So it is hard to recognize a Sakura Currency Service outlet through reading the words. A useful tip to confirm that a forex shop is a child of Sakura Currency Service is look at its logo symbol on the left of the outlets’ names (see the above photo).

Best rates for

1. Sakura Currency Service @ Shibuya

– This branch closes late at 23:00 everyday
– It is within walking distance from Shibuya Crossing, and Meiji Jingu
– Address: 1F 26-7 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
– Phone: +81 3 6416-3137
– Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00

2. Sakura Currency Service @ Shinjuku
– This branch is only 2-minute walk from Golden Gai and Hanazono Shrine
– It is accessible from Shinjuku-Sanchome Station
– Address: 1F Hakuou Building, 5-17-11 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
– Phone: +81 3 3505-0477
– Opening hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00

3. Sakura Currency Service @ Ginza
– You just need to walk 5 minutes from Shinbashi Station to reach this branch
– Address: 2F Ginza Nine, 8-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
– Phone: +81 3 3505-0477
– Opening hours: Daily 11:30 – 20:00

4. Sakura Currency Service @ Roppongi
– It is within walking distance from Roppongi Hills and Azabu-juban Stations
– Address: 3F JMN Building, 2-5-2 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
– Phone: +81 50 3803-8877
– Opening hours: Daily 09:30 – 20:00

5. Sakura Currency Service @ Asakusa
– The branch is within walking distance from Asakusa’s top tourist attractions like Senso-ji Temple and Sumida Park and 6-minute walk from Asakusa Station
– Address: Sakai Building, 2-3-10 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
– Phone: +81 3 6795-0345
– Opening hours: Daily 11:30 – 20:00

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