The Ainu Culture Promotion Center is a fascinating place where visitors can learn about the livelihood, culture, art and history of the indigenous Ainu people who have fostered a unique culture. It is Japan’s first facility featuring indigenous peoples, where visitors can watch, touch and experience numerous traditional Ainu handicrafts Read More ....
|Opening Hours||10:00 - 18:30|
|Notes||English speaking staff
English, Chinese, Korean translations
|Getting There||5 1 Kitayonjyo Nishi Chuo Ku. 1f Asty 45 Bldg Sapporo 0600004
3 minute walk from Sapporo station
If you have ever been travelling and suddenly need some money sent ASAP, then Western Union is a very convenient way to get money fast. There are only 2 Western Unions in the whole of Hokkaido. One in Sapporo, located very conveniently near the station. The other can be found in Kutchan. For tourists, to send or receive money, you will need a passport with a landing permission of less than 90 days. For foreign residents, you will need a valid alien registration card with a landing permission of more than 90 days. Secondary ID includes your passport, Japanese drivers license, health insurance card, pension book or your residential registration certificate. Residents will also need you ‘My Number’ card.
Sending or receiving money is pretty straightforward. Fill out the correct form and take it to the English speaking staff, with the correct ID. To pick up money you will need ID plus the MTCN number. The limit to sending or receiving money is from ￥200 000 to ￥700 000 or equivalent, depending on the country. There is also a limit of two transactions a day. Western Union does have a fee for sending money and exchange rates do apply.
Transfer fees to Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are as follows:
|￥1 - ￥10,000||￥990|
|￥10,001 - ￥50,000||￥1,500|
|￥50,001 - ￥100,000||￥2,000|
|￥100,001 - ￥250,000||￥3,000|
|￥250,001 - ￥500,000|| ￥5,000
|￥500,001 - ￥1,000,000|| ￥6,500
|￥500,000 limit||Russia, Urkraine, Turkey, Poland, Moldova, Singapore, France, Colombia|
|￥300,000 limit||Egypt, Madagascar, Tanzania, Togo, Central African Republic, Thailand, South Africa|
|￥200,000 limit||Cameroon, Gabon, Mozambique, Uganda|
|￥100,000 limit||Kenya, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Benin|