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  • Bank of Japan CURRENCY MUSEUM
  • Bank of Japan CURRENCY MUSEUM
  • Bank of Japan CURRENCY MUSEUM
  • Bank of Japan CURRENCY MUSEUM
  • Bank of Japan CURRENCY MUSEUM

Bank of Japan CURRENCY MUSEUM

日本銀行金融研究所貨幣博物館

Description

The Currency Museum is a mere one-minute walk from the B1-floor entrance of Mitsukoshimae Station on the Hanzomon Subway Line, or an eight-minute walk from the Nihonbashi entrance of Tokyo Station on the JR Line. Most of the materials on permanently display here were collected by currency researcher Hirofumi Tanaka (1884–1956) and formerly exhibited or stored at Senpeikan. The Bank of Japan, given the material for safekeeping, felt that people ought to learn about the history and role of currency in society, and so, in 1985 opened the Currency Museum. On display are not only domestic currencies but also those of East Asia and especially China, along with related materials. New findings from archaeological excavations and other studies over the past 30 years are now reflected in the museum, which reopened on November 21, 2015. The building is wheelchair friendly with elevators and lowered display cases.

Location Information

  • Address

    1-3-1, Nihonbashihongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0021

  • Nearest Station
    Mitsukoshimae Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
    Exit B1
    1 minute on foot
  • Phone Number
    03-3277-3037

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Last admission 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed
    Monday,Holidays
    Open when holidays overlap with Saturday/Sunday; closed New Year’s holiday (Dec. 29 to Jan. 4); possibility of temporary closure owing to exhibition replacement