Mint Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Japan, 〒530-0043 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita Ward, Tenma, 1−1−79
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-663518509
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

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.

  • Advance booking is required for the guided tour.

  • 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.

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

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  • Mint Museum Address: Japan, 〒530-0043 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita Ward, Tenma, 1−1−79
  • Mint Museum Contact Number: +81-663518509
  • Mint Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 04:45 pm
  • Mint Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mint Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mint Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 15.99% of people who visit Osaka include Mint Museum in their plan

  • 43.8% of people start their Mint Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mint Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

93.24% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Fantastic and a must see site. It is conveniently located near my hotel. Easy to check in. Museum is not terribly large but very well organized and presented. While I wish there is more English or Chinese description, I read enough to understand the history. Money has been important in history, but becoming even more so in a capitalist society like Japan after Meiji took power and made Japan an industrialized country based on specialization and commerce. Emperor Meiji stopped at this spot when he took power and visited Osaka. Osaka was the commercial capital of Japan and the place where innovations were. It also told many history about money in the East Asian context and about Money in China. Staff were very professional. Really enjoyed. At the end of the tour, there a block of pure silver and a block of pure gold. You can touch then by hand. TRY then!

  • We enjoyed the tour. It was maybe a little too difficult for our younger kids. (Age 6 and 8.) You cannot see the actual coins on most parts of the tour, but you can see it on the screen. Tour guide was very nice and the museum was very cool. Overall it was a very good experience.

  • History buffs will love this place! It's fascinating to see the way money developed in Japan. Plus, it's free. The audio guidance is also free and highly recommended.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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