Currency Museum

Currency Museum, Nagoya: Hours, Address, Currency Museum Reviews: 4/5

Currency Museum
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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53 reviews
Very good

Takeshi H
582 contributions
You can see works of Hiroshige and Hokusai
Jul 2016 • Couples
This museum run by UFJ bank is free admission and composed of permanent exhibitions and planned ones.

A wide variety of currencies is exhibited in permanent exhibition area and you can take picture without flash.
A hundred million yen, bogus bill, is displayed and you can try to lift.

Whereas wood-block prints are on display in the planned exhibition room.
It depends on the term what works are displayed.
When we visited there, we can see the works of Hiroshige and Hokusai.
They were worth seeing but it was forbidden to take pictures in the area.

Considering free-admission, I can recommend this museum.
However don't expect too much.
Written 12 July 2016
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Seattle, WA67 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
This is a small museum with an impressively large and diverse coin collection. Descriptions are in Japanese but there are many English labels. It's about a 10 minute walk from the tourist bus stop. Probably not worth the visit unless you have an interest in coins. The small wood block print gallery is quite nice and includes English descriptions.
Written 7 February 2016
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San Antonio, TX134 contributions
Money Museum and Ukiyo-e Museum
Apr 2015 • Business
This little museum is tucked into a corner of the Tourists Bus Route, but if you are genuinely interested in Numismatics or in Ukiyo-e art then this stop is worth finding.
There is very little signage in English at all beyond labelling what an item represents. Any history is in Japanese only. I still enjoyed walking the rows of displays, and the beautiful artistry present on each coin or bill.
The attendant was very polite, although you would be hard pressed to find a rude or disinterested staff member anywhere in Japan. He asked if I would be interested in taking a survey to improve the exhibits and provided one that was in English.
Photos of the coin displays are allowed, but I believe they request no flash used.
In the back there is a gallery of Ukiyo-e prints, even going so far as to show the different stages of making the prints. No photos are allowed in this area.
Written 6 September 2015
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4 contributions
Small, but lots to see.
May 2014 • Friends
This is a small but nicely done (and free!) museum. It's perfect for spending an hour or so, especially if you're interested in coins. The museum outlines the history of Japanese currency, and it's interesting to see how the materials for and designs of money have evolved. English labels are sparse, but there is an informative 15 minute video that you can watch in several languages (highly recommended to get more out of your visit).

There's also a section for non-Japanese currency and a separate alcove for woodblock prints. In addition to showing some beautiful pieces, the room includes a step-by-step example of how woodblock prints are made.
Written 5 December 2014
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  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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