What is the “Currency Museum” in Nihonbashi, Tokyo? We introduce the information about the visit of the “Currency Museum”.
Currency Museum was established in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Bank of Japan and opened in November 1985. Japanese coins and commemorative coins from ancient times to the present are displayed in the hall. All have high historical and cultural value. In addition, details of the times when each currency was used are also introduced in detail, which stimulates the curiosity of not only children but also adults.
The displayed currency is not only from Japan, but also valuable foreign currencies are on display. Especially, the richness of oriental currency is highly appreciated worldwide. By the way, please be careful as shooting in the hall is prohibited.
A free tour of the “Currency Museum” will take place from 13:30 from Tuesday to Friday. The staff of the “Currency Museum” will give various explanations on the display of money. It is recommended that you take a tour of the history of money while listening to easy-to-understand explanations.
At the “Currency Museum”, you can find out about ancient money and the world’s largest money through exhibitions. You can learn about the beginning of money, such as the fact that metal money has been used since the 7th and 12th centuries as ancient money. By knowing how money was spent, it will be an opportunity to deepen knowledge about the culture of the time. “Yap Island Stone Coins” is on display as the world’s largest money. “Yap Island Stone Coins” is very big and powerful.
Here is how to access by train. How to access the “Currency Museum” using the subway. It is about a 1-minute walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station Exit B1 on the Hanzomon Subway Line. It is a 2-minute walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station Exit A5 on the Ginza Line. It is a 6-minute walk from Nihonbashi Station Exit A1 on the Tozai Line.
“How much money is one yen?” “How much is one ryo?” If your child begins to have such a question, please come to the Currency Museum!
You can learn about money in Japan and the world
“Currency Museum” located 8 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station Nihonbashi exit is a museum where you can learn about money in Japan and the world. It is a popular spot where many visitors come even on weekdays. You can see exhibits such as how money is made and how money has changed.
“Currency Museum” is a branch of the Bank of Japan located in Nihonbashi in Tokyo and was built in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Bank of Japan. The Bank of Japan was built in 1882, and the “Currency Museum” was built in November 1985. The entrance fee is free and it is a museum where anyone can easily visit.
The collection of old money displayed at the Currency Museum is mainly exhibited by Hirofumi Tanaka, an old monetary collector and a researcher of the Meiji era. There, you can learn how money has changed with the times, such as Japanese money, world money, stone money, which was used in the past.
From 13:30 on Tuesday to Friday except Saturdays and Sundays, an explanation tour of the contents of the exhibition by Currency Museum officials is underway. It will be easy to explain in a clear way, centering on the permanent exhibition of Japanese monetary history. No reservation is necessary. You can also participate in this tour for free. The meeting place is the lobby on the 2nd floor of the Currency Museum. The tour takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
The museum of paper money and coin
The Currency Museum was established in commemoration of the Bank of Japan centenary of its foundation in 1982. It is the museum of paper money, the coin which circulated in Japan mainly. The official name is called the Currency Museum at Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies.
From ancient times to the present day
Japanese money or commemorative coin from ancient times to the present day are displayed in the hall.
All are of great value in the historical and cultural sense. Besides, the historical background that each money having been used are introduced in detail, too, so not only the child but also the curiosity of adult is stimulated.
It is appreciated worldwide
The displayed money is not only a thing in Japan but also the overseas precious currency is displayed, and the rich collection of the Orient money is particularly appreciated worldwide.
Because the Currency Museum is a cozy museum, the required time for touring the facility is from around 15 to 30 minutes at the soonest, and around one hour even if I see it slowly and carefully.
The reason why the money circulated and appeared in detail
In the Currency Museum, other than display of the money, because it is commented on the reason why the money circulated and appeared in detail, so it is recommended to the person who is interested in money and finance.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Adresse:||1-3-1 Nihonbashi Hongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021, Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Hanzomon-sen Line “Mitsukoshi-mae-eki Station” (1 minute walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3277-3037 (direct)|