Official

Japan Mint Bureau Ministry of Finance (Mint Museum)

A museum where you can learn the history of the Japanese currency, also famous for the "Cherry Blossom Street" in spring.

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Museum

The Mint Museum converted a building originally built as a thermal power plant in 1911 (Meiji 44). The brick exterior was maintained throughout the transformation to this date. In 1969, the museum opened to the public to display valuable coins and other items stored by the Mint. Later, with the motto of "a people-friendly, environmentally friendly, and attractive museum," the museum introduced the latest techniques to its exhibits and facilities to make it more accessible. As a result, the museum underwent a major renovation and reopened in April 2009.

The museum displays valuable items such as gas lamps, balances, and other items made at the Mint when it was first established, sample coins, polar seals, and the first Hepburn Japanese-English dictionary in Japan. Another major part of the museum is coins manufactured by the Mint, including rare and valuable old coins such as large and small coins, items from the Mint's establishment. Other unique items on display include metal artifacts made with the Mint's medal manufacturing technology, medals from the Tokyo Olympics (1964) and Nagano Olympics (1998) and National Medal of Honor shields.

Every year around mid-April, the Mint holds a week-long "Cherry Blossom Walk-through.” A 560-meter corridor along the river running through the Mint is open to the public, where 336 cherry trees of 137 species (as of 2021) are in full bloom. Tens of thousands of people visit every year, and the area is crowded with food stalls selling festival foods. It is one of Osaka's most famous cherry blossom viewing spots and one of the “Japan’s Top 100 best cherry blossom spots.”

Highlights

  • You can enjoy retro building structures from the Meiji era.
  • You can learn about the history of coins and medals.
  • Every year in April, the Mint holds a “Cherry Blossom Walk-through” event.

Photos

  • The brick exterior of the building preserves the essence of the Meiji era

    The brick exterior of the building preserves the essence of the Meiji era

  • Valuable objects from the Meiji era such as gaslights and balances on display

    Valuable objects from the Meiji era such as gaslights and balances on display

  • Medals from the 18th Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 1964

    Medals from the 18th Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 1964

  • Coins are beautifully displayed with LED lighting

    Coins are beautifully displayed with LED lighting

  • A presser from the time of the company's founding

    A presser from the time of the company's founding

  • Every April, the “Cherry Blossom Walk-through” attracts many tourists

    Every April, the “Cherry Blossom Walk-through” attracts many tourists

Reviews

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  • 王隆佑

    非常漂亮的賞櫻景點,相當有名的櫻花隧道!

  • Vincent Chan

    人雖然很多,但櫻花盛開的美景真是讓人大開眼界。

  • Marcel Martin

    短短數百公尺的賞花步道,種植多達一百多種的櫻花,也吸引了眾多人潮,周邊還有美食攤位也很吸引人。

  • 蔣氏夫妻

    造幣局的櫻花種類多開的又美,大阪着名的賞櫻名所

  • 熊熊

    大阪造幣局是看櫻花很好的景點,有一百多種類的櫻花,開放的時間都很不長,每次都湧進大量賞櫻人潮

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Details

Name in Japanese
独立行政法人造幣局(造幣博物館)
Postal Code
530-0043
Address
1-1-79 Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
06-6351-8509
Closed
Every third Wednesday of the month, New Year holidays, and during the "Cherry Blossom Walk-through" period.
* The museum may also be temporarily closed for the replacement of exhibits. For details, please check the calendar of annual holidays on the official website.
Business Hours
9:00am-4:45pm (Admission allowed until 4:00pm)
Admission
Free
Access
1) 15-minute walk from Osakatenmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line
2) 15-minute walk from Minamimorimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line or Sakaisuji Line
3) 15-minute walk from Tenmabashi Station (Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line)
4) 15-minute walk from Tenmabashi Station on Keihan Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)