Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan


The Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan (貨幣博物館, Kahei-hakubutsukan) is a museum about money in Japan.

Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan
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Entrance of Japan Currency Museum
LocationTokyo, Japan
TypeNumismatic museum

The mission of the museum is to help increase visitors’ understanding of the history of Japanese money.[1] Pure gold oban are on display. Pre-yen "sen" coins are also exhibited.[2]

The Museum is near the Bank of Japan building in the Chūō Ward of Tokyo.


The museum opened in November 1985.[3]

In 2002, the Bank of Japan gave the Museum its collection of old gold and silver coins. These coins had historical and cultural significance.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Currency Museum, Outline Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-2-8.
  2. Eventseeker, Currency Museum (Bank of Japan); retrieved 2012-2-8.
  3. Corkill, Edan. "Bank of Japan Currency Museum Invests in Exhibition on Wallets," Japan Times. 13 August 2010; retrieved 2012-2-8.

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Coordinates: 35°41′10″N 139°46′17″E / 35.6861°N 139.7715°E / 35.6861; 139.7715