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BOJ from Home

Exterior view of the Main Building of the Bank's Head Office

Welcome to "BOJ from Home." Through this online tour, we offer you a 3-D/virtual reality (VR) viewing experience as you explore the new tour route of the Bank of Japan's Head Office (designated as an Important Cultural Property).

The interior of the Bank's Main Building can be viewed in 3-D on any PC or mobile device.

You can also enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience using VR goggles or glasses.

360-Degree Walk-Through of the Main Building

Click to play on YouTube (link to an external website):

©Virtual Reality Innovation Organization (Video).

Virtual Reality (3-D/VR) Tour

Go on a virtual treasure hunt in the Main Building (available until end-2020)!

©Virtual Reality Innovation Organization.

Find the Hidden Treasures!

The Main Building, designated as an Important Cultural Property, is filled with precious items. See if you can find these five treasures in the 3-D/VR videos above!

  • Watering station for horses

    (1) Horse-watering station

  • 90 centimeter-thick door of the underground vault

    (2) Underground vault

  •  The Bank developed the world's first automatic banknote examination machine

    (3) The world's first automatic banknote examination machine

  • Replica of one of the money trains on which the Bank used to transport banknotes around the country

    (4) Replica of money trains

  • Original desk and chair used by the Bank's former governor

    (5) Governor's desk and chair

  • CAUTION: Prolonged use of VR devices can cause motion sickness.