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Updated: May 13, 2019

Bank of Japan Currency Museum 日本銀行金融研究所貨幣博物館

1-3-1 Nihonbashi-hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku

A valuable look at Japan's relationship with money

Fittingly located in Tokyo's financial district near Nihombashi Station, a visit to the Bank of Japan Currency Museum is an informative and pleasant way to while away a morning or afternoon. Featuring displays ranging from the ancient history of Japanese currency to introducing rare money from around the world, many exhibits include English-language descriptions.

Opened in November 1985 as part of celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary in 1982 of the foundation of the nearby Bank of Japan, entry to the museum is free. You may, however, be required to provide personal details upon entry.

How to Get There

  • Mitsukoshimae Sta. | Exit B1 | 1 min on foot
    Hanzomon Line
  • Mitsukoshimae Sta. | Exit A5 | 2 mins on foot
    Ginza Line
  • Tokyo Sta. | Nihonbashi Exit | 6 mins on foot
    JR lines

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Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:30-16:30 Tue-Sun, holidays
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 16:00

Price

Free

Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) |
  • Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan |

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