Bank of Japan Currency Museum, Chuo

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#27 of 363 in Museums in Tokyo
Learn about the history of the country's currency at Bank of Japan Currency Museum. The museum explains the evolution of currency, from gold coins of the 16th century--minted by the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi--to the modern technologies employed to detect and stop fraudulent bank notes. Based around a core private collection from numismatist Tanaka Keibun, the museum houses some 4,000 examples of coinage and notes to inspect, mostly from Japan, but also some from China and around the world. Note that most information is in Japanese, but the front desk has an informational book that you can borrow. You can't take photographs or bring any food into the museum. Make Bank of Japan Currency Museum a part of your Tokyo vacation plans using our Tokyo attractions planner .
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  • It does not does not put on entertaining free admission by the theme "money" and hard so that the would end in 5 minutes? Concerned and had interesting than expected. And admission at the baggage check is the hotel phone and use prohibited (banned calls in install, not just fiddling. I noted to the staff there was) but can see the wonder for free anyway, but then there is follow obediently. The history of money in Japan are exhibited in the Center. Takes 1 hour panels are easy to understand and take a look while reading the firm, polite and even Visual presentation, are fully equipped. Featured exhibitions, book the kibyoshi of Edo era, how had been painted "no money down"? What we could see. And commemorative stamp in leaflet it can be pressed, or a kid's fun. Pen also used shredded paper using parts shop was more unique than any other.
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  • A free museum. I was greeted by a lady with a folder containing information in English so understanding what was on display was not a problem. Plenty to see if you are interested in how money develope...  more »
  • When entering the name simply by admission free of charge. From ancient coins money currently being exhibited. Old and old money. You can take it easy and rest areas.
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  • What a good time for an amateur numismatist! Fantastic examples of currency and bullion throughout Japanese history, and a nice focus on international trade. Lots of interesting stuff - and free admission! Too bad most explanatory signs are not translated into English... how hard would that be, honestly?
  • Visiting is free. Some interesting coins, ingots. Few interactive elements. Taking photo is prohibited.
  • It's a shame that the museum is only in Japanese since they have some really interesting pieces of history there. All the staff are extremely professional, like you can expect.
  • Fantastic history of money in Japan. No photos are allowed and mostly everything is in Japanese.
  • Interesting and free. Great option!
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