Bank of Japan Head Office 日本銀行 本店
Tour the interior of Japan's central bank, including the vault
The imposing Bank of Japan is outwardly emblematic of a bygone era of money in the country, but it still sets the financial pace. The main building is a 120-year-old classical-style stone structure that's still in use.
- The classical-style stone architecture
- Visiting the underground vault
- Advanced facilities that were rare for their time, such as elevators and shutters
The Bank of Japan is the bank responsible for issuing the yen
Designed by Tatsuno Kingo, who also created the redbrick building of Tokyo Station
How to Get There
The Bank of Japan Head Office is centrally located in Tokyo and easily accessible by train or taxi.
The Bank of Japan Head Office is in Nihonbashi, just a short walk from the Mitsukoshi-mae Station, Kanda Station and Tokyo Station , among others.
An Important Cultural Property
The bank stands on the former site of a gold mint. The main building retains its original features, such as its large courtyard and lobby. You can take an English-language guided tour of the premise by making a reservation in advance.
Take an online tour “BOJ from Home”
An online tour, “BOJ from Home" is now available. View the interior of the Bank's Main Building in 3-D on any PC or mobile device. You can also enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience using VR goggles or glasses.
You'll learn all about the history of the bank on the tour, and even visit the underground vault.
Collections from the past
In addition to the Main Building, visit the newer annex across the street and see the Currency Museum. Here you'll see coins and banknotes from Japan's past and other curious currencies from around the world.
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