If you're going to change money, do it at a Sumitomo Mitsui bank; they're giving away gifts!

Written by Editorial department
28 Jan 2016
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During foreign trips, it's common to run out of the local currency, even though you bought some at the beginning. In Japan, airports, post offices and banks exchange foreign currency. For example, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, a representative bank of Japan, is one of the banks that put resources into foreign currency exchange.

It has branches with foreign exchange counters near stations that are used to get to popular tourist destinations in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Teller windows at Japanese banks usually close at 3 p.m. on weekdays, but the foreign exchange counters at Sumitomo Mitsui banks are open until between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. They are also open on weekends in some locations. If you remember this, it will definitely come in handy.

And now the bank is giving gifts to the readers of Good Luck Trip. Between Jan. 12 and March 11, 2016, the bank will give a Japanese-style hand towel to anyone who changes 10,000 yen worth of currency or more (in either direction) at one of its foreign exchange counters in the Tokyo metropolitan area (details below).

To receive the gift, you have to show the image below on this page to a member of the bank staff. In the app version of Good Luck Trip, people looking at this page can easily bookmark it by tapping the button to the right of the headline! By sliding from the left, you can display a list of your bookmarked articles and display them offline.

▼ Locations participating in the hand towel campaign (13)

【Asakusa】
Address:2-17-12 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 9:00-17:00, Weekends & holidays 9:00-17:00
Closed:Jan. 1-3, May 3-5 (excluding Sunday)

【Akihabara】
Address:1F, AKIBA TOLIM, 1-6-5 Kanda-sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Weekends & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Tokyo SapiaTower】
Address:1F, Sapia Tower, 1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Weekends & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Yurakucho Marion】
Address:1F, Yurakucho Mullion, 2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30, Saturdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Sundays & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Ginza】
Address:5-8-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30, Saturdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Sundays & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Roppongi】
Address:6-1-21 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30, Saturdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Sundays & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Shibuya】
Address:28-4 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Weekends & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Shinjuku】
Address:3-17-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-19:00, Weekends & holidays 10:00-18:00
Closed:Jan. 1-3, May 3-5 (excluding Sunday)

【Shinjuku-west entrance】
Address:1-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30
Closed:Weekends & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

【Ikebukuro】
Address:2-27-9 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 9:00-15:00, Saturdays 10:00-17:00
Closed:Sundays & holidays Dec. 31-Jan. 3, May 3-5

In addition to the 10 locations mentioned, we also give out a Japanese-style hand towel as a gift at these 3 addresses.
【Yokohama】
Address:1 Chome-12-7 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30
【Machida】
Address:6 Chome-12-1 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-19:00, Weekends & holidays 10:00-18:00
【Futakotamagawa】
Address:2 Chome-24-9 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Weekdays 11:00-18:30

Look for the green sign below! If you run out of Japanese yen, be sure to use a Sumitomo Mitsui bank foreign currency exchange counter.

◎It applies to customers whose currency value before or after the exchange is more than 10,000 Japanese Yen.The exchange rate depends on the date you exchanged. Please ask for details at the exchange counter.
◎You cannot choose the design of the Japanese washcloth.
◎This campaign will end when all the stock has been sold.

<Terms of Use>

◎Limited only for cash exchange. You cannot use any deposit / withdraw for this campaign.
◎Depending on the market, there is a possibility that the selling-rate per unit may be lower than your purchase rate when you try to exchange the cash again.
◎There will be an exchange fee charged for selling / buying money.
●The actual fee as below (without discount):USD:3yen per 1 US Dollar ●EUR: 4yen per 1 Euro ●SGD:5.83yen per 1 Singapore Dollar ●CNY: 1.8yen per 1 Chinese Yuan (or RMB) ●KRW: 1.5yen per 100Korean Won ●CAD: 10.6 yen per 1 Canadian Dollar ●GBP:11yen per 1 British Pound. Please ask at the exchange counter for information regarding other currencies.
◎You cannot exchange coins. The currency exchange is only limited to paper money.
◎Under certain circumstances, we may stop / change the contents of this campaign. We appreciate your understanding.
◎The information above was last updated on December 14th, 2015.
◎Please ask your nearest SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) foreign exchange counter for details.