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 Travel Tips
- Advance booking is required for the guided tour.
Mint Museum 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
- Keihan Line Keihan-Nakanoshima Line Tanimachi Line stop Temmabashi Station (Tenmabashi Station).
- Bus 36 stop Higashitenma Higashitenma (bus).
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13% of people who visit Osaka include Mint Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
43.8% of people start their Mint Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mint Museum
93.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mint Museum