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Currency Museum (Bank of Japan), Tokyo

Currency Museum (Bank of Japan) - Tokyo, Japan
Currency Museum (Bank of Japan)
2-1-1 Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan 103-0027Map
Bank of Japan Annex Building
+81 3 3277 3037
Neighborhood: Chuo-ku
Overview

The Bank of Japan has amassed 160,000 pieces to archive Japan's currency history. The careful observer will leave the museum having learned that during the early Meiji Era (1868-1911) more than 240 han (feudal domains) were producing paper money. Pure gold oban and koban, pre-yen sen coins, counting boxes and wartime currencies (such as ceramic coins) are samples of what you will find on display. Examples of paper money and coins from overseas are included in the collection.

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Currency Museum (Bank of Japan) General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Type: Other
  • Nearest Train: Mitsukoshimae Station
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