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Bank of Japan Currency Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small but packed with information!

I love these kinds of things so I was expecting to find it interesting, but my mum (who I’d dragged... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Aoife C
London, United Kingdom
via mobile

It s small but interesting and you can bank notes from all around the world. The Japanese part is... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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1-3-1 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo 103-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3277-3037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of very old money on display. You will have to go through a metal detector but it’s no big deal and they provide lockers so you don’t have to carry your stuff with you while going through.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I love these kinds of things so I was expecting to find it interesting, but my mum (who I’d dragged along with me) also found it very interesting which was totally unexpected! The entire exhibition is in one room but there are a huge number...More

Thank Aoife C
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

It s small but interesting and you can bank notes from all around the world. The Japanese part is very interesting but deserve more translations. It s only one movie with English subtitles and one if room.

Thank Fvancaen
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

1  Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 24 May 2018 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

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 20 May 2018 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.

Thank sppcpurchasing
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
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
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
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.

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