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Bank of Japan Currency Museum

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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 August 21, 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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It s small but interesting and you can bank notes from all around the world. The Japanese part is... read more

Reviewed July 18, 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 February 9, 2019

Nowadays it's all about money, so I decided it won't hurt to learn more about it. very nice exposition, you can learn a lot in a short time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MikoAkita
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

It is a museum of our bank. You can learn about history and culture. Elementary and junior high school students come to visit. Of course it is for their study. Of course, adults can also enjoy the museum. The unique one is a souvenir corner....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

I am no economist but I do love a good central bank museum. The Bank of Japan was no exception and offers a wealth of information about Japanese history inside its small display. The security staff at the entry were helpful in giving me an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank We F
Reviewed August 21, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fvancaen
Reviewed June 16, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank dagabaabaa
Reviewed May 20, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sppcpurchasing
Reviewed March 3, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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