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Tour and DVD Rental Service

In-House Tours of the Bank

An English-language guided tour of the Bank of Japan is available free of charge for groups of 5-20 people on Tuesday, 15:00-16:00. Visitors are kindly requested to make reservations in advance. (On a case-by-case basis, individuals and/or a group of fewer than five people may be allowed to join a group already scheduled for the tour.)
The tour includes an introductory video on the Bank and a visit to exhibits of historical interest and the underground vault of the Main Building, which is registered as an Important Cultural Property.
English-language lectures on the role of the Bank and the framework of monetary policy are also available in principle to groups of university and college students.

  • Day/hour of the English-language guided tour: Tuesday, 15:00-16:00.
    The tour will not be held if a Tuesday falls on a holiday of the Bank.
    (Please see the Holiday Schedule of the Bank.)
  • Children under the age of eleven are not admitted on the tour.
  • For reservations, please contact us from one week to three months in advance.
  • Please note that the tour may be canceled if any changes to the situation should arise.

Reservations and Inquiries

Public Relations Department

Address : 2-1-1, Nihonbashi-Hongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

E-mail :

Tel : +81-3-3279-1111

Currency Museum (Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies)

The Museum is temporarily closed for renovation from December 29, 2014 to November 2015.

An overview of the history of Japanese currency is provided by the museum. Some 4,000 pieces of rare and valuable currency owned by the Bank are on display. For more information about the Currency Museum, please visit the web site of the Currency Museum.

Bank of Japan Otaru Museum

The Bank of Japan Otaru Museum, opened in May 2003, makes use of the former Bank of Japan Otaru branch building.The old Otaru branch building with its historic atmosphere provides an appropriate setting for displays explaining the history of the Bank, its operations, and the financial system in a readily understandable manner.

  • Place: Bank of Japan Otaru Museum 1-11-16 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido
  • Tel: +81-134-21-1111
  • Hours: 9:30 - 17:00 (entrance permitted until 16:30)
  • Closed on Mondays and December 31 - January 5 (holidays falling on a Monday are observed on the following weekday). The museum may also be closed temporarily on other occasions.
  • Admission: No charge.
  • Groups of more than 20 people are kindly requested to make reservations in advance.

DVD Rental Service

The Public Relations Department offers an introductory video explaining the policies and operations that the Bank conducts to ensure people's confidence in using money.
Rental copies of this 18-minute DVD are available upon request in both Japanese and English, and are entitled "Kurashi to Tsunagaru Nippon Ginko" and "The Bank of Japan in Our Daily Lives," respectively. This rental service is available only in Japan.


Public Relations Department

Tel : +81-3-3279-1111

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