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Mint Museum

This museum presents the manufacturing process of coins and medals, domestic and foreign coins and medals, and exhibits of industrial art.

Basic information

Originally constructed as a thermal power plant in 1911, the Mint Museum is the only western-style brick building dating back to the Meiji era on the premises of the Japan Mint. The building was renovated into the Mint Museum in 1969, with the facade left in its original state in order to preserve this historical building and establish a facility for introducing the Japan Mint's activities to the public.A major renovation began in 2008 with the goal of engaging with the public and creating a more people-friendly, environmentally friendly, and interesting museum. Exhibitions and facilities were redone using the newest techniques, and, in April 2009, the Mint Museum reopened.

  • Location

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

    06-6351-5414
  • Tel

    06-6351-8509
  • Closed

    New Year holidays, some temporary closures
  • Open

    Viewing hours: 9:00 - 16:45 (admissions close 16:00)
  • Price

    Free
  • Languages

    English, Korean, Chinese
  • 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
  • Tour guide

    *Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese audio guides available
  • Parking Available
  • Barrier Free

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