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Yamanashi Chuo Bank Museum of Monetary History


Retrace the history of Japanese currency in the birthplace of Japan’s first minted gold coins
Museum devoted to the history of currency circulation in Japan from ancient times to the 21st century, with multiple exhibits of valuable records and artifacts such as natively minted Wadō-kaichin coins –the oldest official Japanese coinage–, Japan’s first ever bank book, as well as Japan’s first gold coins, produced in the area and known as "Koshu gold", which would go on to be used in Japan’s first unified monetary system during the Edo period (1603-1868).
Address 〒400-0032 山梨県甲府市中央2-11-12
Phone 055-223-3090
Opening Times9:00-17:00
(last entry at 16:30)
ClosuresFridays, Saturdays and holidays
December 29th to January 4th
Transport10-minute walk from the southern exit of Kofu station