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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. 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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4.2
  • I can see the history of the money of our country at this near museum from the Bank of Japan. I renew it and become easy to look at the inside of facilities more particularly last year. There is the c...  more »
  • If you are interested how the money business was organized in old Japan, this is a good museum to visit, not just because it is free, but because explanations in English are quite substantial. The int...  more »
  • It is located right across from Bank of Japan which itself is good historical building to see. The museum is OK. There are some interesting things there, but I didn't think it is something you'd want ...  more »
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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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