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.
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 Timean hour and a half
ClosedClosed on weekends, holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, and tours unavailable due to circumstances on some other days
OpenTours: (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.
Directions15-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
- Parking Available
- Barrier Free