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Bank of Japan, Chuo

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Learn about the country's economic history at Bank of Japan, a grand and photogenic building, apparently modeled on the National Bank of Belgium. From within these imposing walls, in 1871, the country's present currency was first produced and then circulated. Nowadays, the building houses a museum detailing the history of Japan's monetary system, from its feudal origins to its current state. The museum also offers many artifacts to observe and inspect, from historic coins to scales and counting apparatus. If you visit on a Tuesday you can join in a free English-language guided tour, but you'll have to reserve your place at least week in advance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bank of Japan by using our Tokyo online trip maker .
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  •  Is the first time I saw this amazing building, and had told Bank of Japan head office, strangely makes sense. I try to say the Bank of Japan's building when some blame, but even they are dignified. Location of Mitsukoshi Department store close. Is close to Tokyo station, Japan's leading power is accumulated, and I really feel.
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  • When I was a new employee, to the President of the company's Bank of Japan co., Ltd. and taught lied, had to believe it. It Anyway here is the actual building of a working used to work for great
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  • Currently under renovation (until 6/2019? ) So for the time being the exterior beauty of appreciation from the East side will be limited to [lion] of the bridge near Japan would look for. Architecture of Japan near the lion used as a decoration and under renovation even South Gate arch (1 EA) building of the Bank of Japan and the East Gate door (2 locations) [each one stands on two of the six two-headed male lion statue] can watch (see attached photo). Bridge near to Japan ", Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department store, the building; lion mouth 2 head" "Lion statue at the Japan bridge ends; 4 head, 6 units Tower columns x 4 4 head at the bottom of the head the Central girder total 32 head." you can admire the "cobblestone building front door two.". And if travelers can enjoy the landscape because it exudes a unique beauty to visit here in the evening and light the light evening visit is recommended.
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  • Let's see the history of the money of our country‼️ I can see culture of the money of Japan by permanent construction clearly. If you guide a foreigner, you see the history of the money of our country together, and please enjoy it. The admission is free.
  • Tiny,but quite interesting musiam...might help to understand the history of Japanese currency...the inside of the musiam is pretty clean and mordern...also free...so you should'n miss it...if you have a opprtunity to look around Nihonbashi area....
  • A small nice and free exhibition, very little information in English available (make sure you take the English folder from the security guard). Allocate about 30-45 mins tops.
  • This is the best museum in the world (among the subset of museums that I have visited so far). It is so so good, you will leave with a greater appreciation of currency, Japan, China, America, the free market ... everything. Get the English guide and follow it along.
  • Pretty awesome for a free museum. Lots of cool old coins.

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