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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Japan Mint (Plant Tour)

An agency that creates coins, as well as orders (decorations), medals of honor and metallic art objects. Within the premises stands the Mint Museum, and around mid April of every year, Cherry Blossom Viewing walk-through of the grounds is held.

Basic information

In its efforts to modernize Japan, the Meiji government decided the system of currency, which had fallen into chaos during the Meiji Restoration, needed to be completely reorganized. So, in an effort to keep up with other developed nations, the Japan Mint was built in Osaka.The mint, established on April 4th, 1871, began producing currency using Western facilities that were considered revolutionary at the time, effectively introducing modern manufacturing methods to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji era.

  • Location

    〒 530-0043 1-1-79 Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka
  • Average Time

    an hour and a half
  • Fax

    06-6351-5481
  • Tel

    06-6351-6150
  • Closed

    Closed on weekends, holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, and tours unavailable due to circumstances on some other days
  • Open

    Tours: (AM) 9:00, 10:00, 10:30, (PM) 13:00, 13:30, 14:30
    *Walk in visitors are welcome if openings are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made from the day before and up to two months in advance on the Japan Mint visitor website.
  • Price

    Free
  • Directions

    15-minute walk from Osakatemmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line
    15-minute walk from Osaka Metro Minamimorimachi Station
    20-minute walk from Osaka Metro Temmabashi Station
    20-minute walk from Temmabashi Station on the Keihan Railway
    Short walk from the Sakura no Miyabashi bus stop
  • URL

    http://www.mint.go.jp/category/eng
  • Parking Available
  • Barrier Free

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