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Bank of Japan Currency Museum, Chuo

(4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a numismatics Museum located next to the Bank of Japan. History of Japan money you can study in the free. That's free from elementary school kids were very much. I was still relatively empty.
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  • Bank of Japan building on the second floor. Illustrate the relationship between money and economic and scientific point of view, are explained. You can make book paper or coins, stamped and put in some places. You can discover about money has always been to you normally might not notice. An interesting souvenir shop break space outside the exhibition room, can't get in here only,.
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  • You can all learn Japan's monetary history. A public institution is admission free. Went once, won't be disappointed. On the other side of the Mitsukoshi Department store so access is convenient.
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  • An okay museum with a decent amount of english material available. Also suitable for children There are no photos allowed inside Large bags may be inspected and can be left for free in lockers in the lobby. The english material consists of two paper brochures and one folder which will give you a seemingly shortened text for each small (numbered) case. Its easy enough to follow and look through in an hour max. For kids (and children at heart) there are things such as a stack of bills or a case full of gold (weight wise, probably not actually full) to lift. You can touch and lift some gold pieces (all in glass boxes with openings). Theres a bill under a microscope you can look at etc. Really not a big deal but reasonably interesting and somewhat fun Also completely free so that might leave me biased.
  • Closes early at 4pm so I missed going but it's easy walk from Tokyo station
  • 10000 Yen bills Tokyo souvenir towel of Yukichi Fukuzawa (laughs) what? 11/2015 is renewed! Glad we went to the museum precinct and did not so I went to see the Bank of Japan, was next to our bottom line! It is not only Japan country in the history of money, is described with the money in the world, so very easy to understand! I exhibit not only look at the experience, so you can enjoy some children. I've finally accepted only at the back, and interesting things! Towels printed paper money in Japan to introduce only one spoiler would mean too much, and had sold! Noguchi's Higuchi, Fukuzawa's and three were each about 500 yen, I think. I think pleasing as a souvenir from Tokyo-! 2016.09.14
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  • Staff, saying "money" Museum and stuffy, but easy to read display in brief remarks. Corner, so bored without your child would learn. This is where rich instead of free. It was a nice Museum!
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  • Real pearls of the Edo period was a sight to see. Not even two, and the popular bunch of 100 million yen than it is real. Won in the Lottery 100 million yen when assuming, that I wonder how?
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