Mint Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 04:45 pm]
  • Address: Japan, 〒530-0043 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita Ward, Tenma, 1−1−79
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-663518509
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

Mint Museum - Review

There are over 4000 items on exhibit in this museum on Japanese coin and currency. The collection is housed inside a building that used to be an old thermal power plant. See a miniature of the mint complex of it's 1873 layout. View the 1876 Great Clock. See The Balance used to test the purity of gold, and Japan's oldest Double-Entry Accounting Book. There's also an antique Hepburn dictionary. Lift the Senryoubako, a chest originally used to store 1000 gold coins. Finally, see the illuminated displays of old coins. Some of the highlights include Olympic medals, the Tensho Hishi Oban (a coin minted by Toyotomi Hideyoshi), Japan’s oldest western-style gas lamp, and gold and silver ingots, That's not the museum's only appeal. In front of the museum is a cherry tree line avenue. The trees bloom spectacularly in spring, drawing many people to the sight.

Mint Museum Information

  • Advance booking is required for the guided tour.

Mint Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission at 4pm.
  • Closed Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, Golden Week holidays, summer Bon holidays, and year-end and new-year holidays.
  • Guided tours Monday - Friday: at 9am, 10am, 10:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Tours last 90 minutes.

How To reach Mint Museum by Public Transport

  • Keihan Line Keihan-Nakanoshima Line Tanimachi Line stop Temmabashi Station (Tenmabashi Station).
  • Bus 36 stop Higashitenma Higashitenma (bus).

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  • 41.32% of people who visit Osaka include Mint Museum in their plan

  • 36.42% of people start their Mint Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mint Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

93.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mint Museum

People normally club together Osaka Castle and Hep Five while planning their visit to Mint Museum.

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Mint Museum, Osaka Reviews

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  • Free attraction. Good for Japanese tourist. Has great collection of Japanese coins and collections. Shows a process of coin making, but you can not see the coins being physically made. Has Japanese history and kids corner. Staff were nice. Plenty of cherry blossom trees nearby but only 1 has flowers now. (Season ended) Other review on here states there is English Audio available but I wasn't informed when I was there. Otherwise everything was in Japanese and not English supportive.

  • The museum is good and informative. The garden at cherry blossom week is spectacular, make sure you check the dates as it is open one week a year. Different varieties of cherry blossom ensures you have something to see after the regular season has ended.

  • Best site to view the cherry blossoms if you are late for the season. We got here more than a week after the cherry blossoms have bloomed for the rest of osaka but the variety they have here blooms later. Very crowded though.

  • Excellent free little museum about the history of minting in Japan and worldwide. Free English audio guide. Entrance at the north side near the bridge (sign in at the security desk).

  • Free museum with a nice collection of Japanese coinage throughout history as well as a number of oddball coins of the world. It's a rather small museum taking only about 30-45 minutes to see everything. Worth a trip for those that like coins, but maybe a skip for less interested non-Japanese speakers.

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