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Updated: October 1, 2019
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The Bank of Japan Currency Museum is fittingly located in Tokyo's financial district near Nihombashi Station. Completely updated in 2015, it carries out research into Japanese currency and the history of money, and exhibits historical materials on this subject—from coins minted in the 8th century to oban, one of the world's largest ever coins, dating back to the Edo period (1603-1867). See these coins for yourself and marvel at the oban's weight. This museum is a wonderful spot to delve into the history of currency in Japan.
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