Tokyo Stock Exchange 東京証券取引所
Looking into the engine that drives Japan's economy
The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) deals with the largest amount of combined capital of any stock exchange in Asia. You can tour the TSE facility to see the inner workings of Japan's economy.
The exchange lists nearly 3,000 companies
Admission is free
How to Get There
The exchange can be reached by train or taxi.
The TSE is a short walk from Kayabacho and Nihombashi stations on the Tozai, Hibiya, and Toei Asakusa lines.
You can take a free English-language guided tour of the exchange. See the ceremonial bell that once signaled the start of a trading day, and try your hand at a PC trading simulation and find out if you've got what it takes to be a stockbroker.
The trading floor looks much like a war room straight out of a movie set.
The madness behind the money
The stock exchange is a frenzy of activity during trading hours. Even when it's not in session, however, the sleekly-designed facility is atmospheric and impressive. There is also a museum on-site displaying key documents from the TSE's history. This is a critical piece of Japan's economy.