Banknote and Postage Stamp Museum

Museums Oji
Banknote and Postage Stamp Museum

A must-visit for philatelists and anyone interested in the finer details of paper money, this free-entry museum in Kita-ku’s Oji explains the printing process for both stamps and notes, enlightens visitors on the history of Japanese money, reveals the Bank of Japan’s anti-counterfeiting measures and displays historical notes from as far back as the Edo era. The exhibits also include a cool ‘stamps of the world’ section and a few eye-popping foreign bills, including ones from Weimar Germany and Zimbabwe with more zeroes than you’ll care to count. Although most of the display explanations are in Japanese, non-readers will probably still find most of the stuff here interesting.


Venue name: Banknote and Postage Stamp Museum
Address: 1-6-1 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo

Transport: Oji Station (Keihin-Tohoku, Namboku, Toden Arakawa lines), north exit
Static map showing venue location
NaN people listening