Friday, October 21, 2011

Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan

Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan 2-min. walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Sta. on Ginza Line & Hanzomon Line or 10-min. walk from Tokyo Sta., was opened in 1985 by Bank of Japan. It contains about 4,000 representative currency items and exhibits a history of currency. Open: 9:30-16:30 (enter by 16:00) Closed: Mon., national holiday (when Sat. & Sun. fall on a national holiday, it's open.) and New Year’s holiday.

Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan
Currency Museum is the facility for viewing the exhibits with historical value. The Museum may ask following persons or visitors not to enter the Museum. Thank you for your corporation and understanding .
1.    Those who visits the Museum for purposes other than viewing our exhibits.
2.    Unaccompanied small children.
3.    Those who may make a nuisance to the other visitors such as heavily drunken person.
4.    Those who regarded inappropriate to view our exhibits judged by the Museum.

Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan
Since its foundation, the Bank of Japan has collected both domestic and foreign notes and coins for research purposes. At the heart of the Museum’s collection is the Sempeikan Collection acquired from renowned numismatist Keibun Tanaka at the close of the Second World War. The Bank’s collection has continued to expand, and is one of the largest in Japan. The collection is world famous not only for the variety of currency items from Japan but also from other East Asian countries.


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