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Updated: October 1, 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 City, Tokyo

A valuable look at Japan's relationship with money

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.

How to Get There

  • Mitsukoshimae StationHanzomon LineExit B11 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:30-16:30
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: Mondays
    *Open on national holidays

Price

Free

Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)
  • Automatic doorsWheelchair rampWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletWheelchair loanAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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