Bank of Japan Currency Museum, Chuo

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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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  • As I am a banker my husband thought this would be a good afternoon walk for us, which it was. An interesting museum to see the history of the yen/currency in Japan. If you have kids, the absolute high...  more »
  • Next to the Bank of Japan. Please only State free, live, metal detectors, luggage inspection (machine in the airport). Touch could lift a bunch of paper equivalent of 100 million yen, the old money. Study of monetary history and Nice.
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  • Went out to see the cherry blossoms in the vicinity of the Bank of Japan for the Japan bridge, this museum is to know first, admission is free of charge. Extensive content, provides interesting knowledge about money. Interesting exhibition of money per-region national common money did not exist. It is nice and never visit any time you go to Japan.
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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.
  • 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.

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