Bank of Japan Currency Museum, Chuo

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#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. Make Bank of Japan Currency Museum a part of your Tokyo vacation plans using our Tokyo attractions planner .
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  • Or just only display to you than study. Is filled with anecdotes and historical coinage before World War II, from old money. Many of the article, feel free to take back. And admission is free! By the way, not answering question that 2,000 yen Bill was to?. Also on the first floor near the elevator lobby, and many uniformed security guards, kinda hard to get.
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  • Fun than expected. World's largest money! The history of money in Japan as well as understand. Trivia talk of money, knowledge and will to learn.
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  • Located in front of the Bank of Japan head office, admission is free. Enter the baggage inspection. Because the money is in the Museum is prohibited. Japan monetary history with exhibits of actual items and commentary. Description of the anti-counterfeiting is also interesting. It was about went on weekdays, but little of the old people.
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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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