Bank of Japan Currency Museum, Chuo

4.2
#25 of 268 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. To visit Bank of Japan Currency Museum and get the most from your holiday in Tokyo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tokyo vacation generator.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A thorough numismatic history of Japan including coins, banknotes, and alternative currency. All exhibit captions are in Japanese only. The museum provides a synopsis guidebook in English (possibly ot...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    I went around noon on a weekday. The hotel is free of charge at the reception where it came from fill easily, such as some people, enters. Free lockers can be so useful. It is interesting to watch sweets here only in the form of money or towel.
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  • August 5, 2017
     The Bank of Japan is doing is by far is the collection of money, there are only. Shell and stone was tender and the rice and cloth even money was. Daikoku was the picture of the Bank of Japan's first. Bill sukune and Fujiwara no Kamatari. This Bill, I wanted to take back. While there are many exhibits free. I want visit.
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  • May 10, 2017
    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.
  • May 3, 2017
    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....
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • December 22, 2016
    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.
  • March 29, 2017
    Pretty awesome for a free museum. Lots of cool old coins.

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