The Mint Bureau is an extraordinary organization operated under the Ministry of Finance and has its Head office in Osaka with branches in Tokyo and Hiroshima. About 4,000 items are exhibits in the Mint Museum. They include ancient coins, such as the "obang" and "kobang" (large and small gold coins of old Japan) and many outstanding articles accumulated since the establishment of the Mint. The Tokyo and Sapporo Olympics prize medals. The building housing the Museum is the only Western style building of the Meiji Era (1868~1912) remaining on the premises of the Head Office. Both the coin production plant and the order production plant of this Bureau have a visitor's corridor. Guides are provided to visitors about the work being done as they go through these corridors. There are further exhibitions concerning the monetary production process and a collection of Japanese medals.
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- Nearest Train: Sakuranomiya Station