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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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  • Went to Bank of Japan and the currency Museum. Sharpened the appearance first, rURI is a splendid building looked around. Can only be specified for the important cultural asset. In the money Museum Tour, but in time without convenience here. Not likely to go for a while, and find the net again, since October, have done large-scale seismic isolation work in the region. In construction everywhere nowhere around, seems excessive to explore.
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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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  • Fantastic history of money in Japan. No photos are allowed and mostly everything is in Japanese.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • 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.

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