Exterior of the Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan

The "Bank of Japan", located in Chuo-ku, Eastern Tokyo. The main building has been appointed as a "Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property". The Bank of Japan was created as Japan's sole central bank in 1882. The primary purpose of the bank is to maintain the stability of Japan's economy by carrying out the issuance of currency and the regulation of currency and finance. The construction of the building was completed in 1896, and was the first Western-style brick building constructed in Japan. It is located in modern-day Nihonbashi, which was the location of the gold foundry during the Edo Period. The exterior of the bank is notable for its beautiful composure and structure. Tours are available at fixed intervals where visitors can visit the underground storage area and the former trading floor. Guides are also available to provide detailed explanations for those who want to deepen their understanding of the building. Nearby is the Bank of Japan Currency Museum, where you can learn more about the history of money and the way it changed alongside society.

Basic Information

Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Hongokucho, 2-1-1
Ticket Window Hours
9:30 ~ 17:00 (Excluding 12:00 ~ 13:00)
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, New Years Holiday
Tuesdays: 14:45

※English and Chinese videos can be selected. Please inquire for more information.

・Same Day Tours (No Reservation Required)
Tuesday ~ Friday (Excluding Holidays, December 29 ~ January 4th): 12:45 ~ 13:15
※English and Chinese materials are available 


  • FromTokyo Metro Hanzoumon Line Mitsukoshi Station
    Walk From Exit B1 (Approx. 4 Minutes)
  • FromTokyo Metro Ginza Line Mitsukoshi Station
    Walk From Exit A8 (Approx. 4 MinuteS)