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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  • 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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  • Built adjacent to the Bank of Japan currency Museum, Japan bridge, working on self and tour on the second floor about the monetary situation in old VTR service available sat visitors this is the first time in over time, see one We observed interesting exhibition Golden clean technologies and helps prevent counterfeiting bank notes
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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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