Bank of Japan Head Office


Bank of Japan Head Office

The central bank in Japan. The public can visit the Main Building (Old Building), designated as a National Important Cultural Property, as well as part of the New Building. (Photo provided by: Bank of Japan)

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is the country's central bank and the organization that issues the national currency. Established in October 10, 1882. It was as an authorized corporation with the role of stabilizing commodity prices and securing the financial system. The BOJ today conducts wide-ranging operations that extend to financial management and international transactions as well as distributing and controlling notes. The bank moved to its current location in April 1896. You can visit part of the Main Building (Old Building — still remaining the image of the old days and designated as an Important Cultural Property) including the basement vault used until 2004, and the first floor (bank transaction office) in the New Building. Advance reservations are required to tour the BOJ, and photo identification such as the passport must be presented to enter the buildings. A one-minute walk from the B1 Exit of Mitsukoshimae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. Please refer the details here if you would like to reserve a tour. English)


  • Address

    2-1-1, Nihonbashihongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0021

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  • Nearest Station
    Mitsukoshimae Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
    Exit B1
    1 minute on foot
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  • Closed
    *National holidays, New Year's holiday (Dec. 29 to Jan. 4)