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Bank of Japan Currency Museum

1-3-1 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo 103-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3277-3037
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Surprisingly Interesting

Although many of the exhibits are not in English, they have an large collection of contemporary... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca K
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New Hampshire
Beautifully displayed and explained.

This place is free, so it fits everyone's budget. It's relatively easy to find (near tokyo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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Culpeper, Virginia
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1-3-1 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo 103-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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+81 3-3277-3037
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although many of the exhibits are not in English, they have an large collection of contemporary world currency that is fun to look at. Some of the historical information was very interesting and it was great to see currency we had read about. They even...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free, so it fits everyone's budget. It's relatively easy to find (near tokyo station). And, it's has some special qualities. Start the tour by watching the short video. If you want to see it with English subtitles, punch the #2 button. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's good to have reliable selection of itenirary tour package suited to any group of people may it be solo, family or two heads for easy budgeting. The necessity of it allows anyone to persee the best they can get out of their savings.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A free museum. I was greeted by a lady with a folder containing information in English so understanding what was on display was not a problem. Plenty to see if you are interested in how money developed in Japan. Lots of gold coins and tokens....More

Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

As I am a banker my husband thought this would be a good afternoon walk for us, which it was. An interesting museum to see the history of the yen/currency in Japan. If you have kids, the absolute highlight would be the very high quality...More

Thank pants1969
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The civilization of Japan went throughout many up and down, what was the impact on that day currency is a story that this Museum tells and its worth reading and checking this place. This place well describes the evolution of currency, money exchange with other...More

Thank KDSampat
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A thorough numismatic history of Japan including coins, banknotes, and alternative currency. All exhibit captions are in Japanese only. The museum provides a synopsis guidebook in English (possibly other languages) for loan during the visit. Admission is free. Recommended.

Thank godot1313
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This fascinating museum is located near Tokyo Station and is an annex to the Bank of Japan. It's free and usually crowd free too. If you're interested in learning more about Japanese history through it's bartering and currency systems of the past then go, you...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

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 corner that I can experience,...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 international section is comparatively small and less important,

Thank travelmartin
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