This museum provides a broad introduction to the history of currency and its relationship with society. Offering a glimpse into Japan’s monetary history through items such as ancient coinage, archives from the time the mint was founded and local and foreign currency, it was also established to showcase the minting process, Japanese medals and decorations and the business of minting. The sole remaining building on the premises from the Meiji period, originally built in 1911 as a thermal power plant, it was renovated and opened as a museum in 1969. Learn about the history of money in society as you take in the museum’s roughly 4,000 pieces, ranging from currency itself to historical documents and more.
[Access] Approx. 15 min. walk from Minamimorimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line;
approx. 15 min. walk from Sakuranomiya Station or Kyobashi Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line;
approx. 10 min. walk from Osakatemmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line;
approx. 15 min. walk from Temmabashi Station on the Osaka Metro or Keihan Line
[Foreign Language Support] English support available through an app
[Reservations] Required for groups of 10 or more
- Postal Code
- 1-1-79 Temma , kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
- 9:00-16:45 (last entry 16:00)
The third Wednesday of every month, and New Year’s holidays.
Also closed during cherry blossom season and the two days before the cherry blossom season.