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Mint Museum, Kita

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Take a tour of Mint Museum, the facility responsible for the production and circulation of Japanese coins, and home to an attractive garden of cherry blossoms. Inaugurated in 1871, the head office has been responsible for the creation of Japanese currency and medals of honor. Take a guided tour of the facility, which introduces the machines, governmental hierarchy, and measures that have helped it do its work. Visits to the cherry blossom gardens and adjoining museum offer contrasting, but similarly enriching experiences. Plan to see Mint Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Osaka trip itinerary builder .
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  • 1) I'm out of the Shinto Station in Kyodo and walking to Osaka Tokyo. There is a distance, but after crossing the tianyu, walk along the Banks of the Okawa River, the scenery is pleasant, but also very tired, but very enjoyed; 2) in the Osaka Museum of Natural History, visitors are not many, you can enjoy a wonderful exhibition. The Osaka Construction Bureau's production and creation of the machine column, to the chapter, the gold medal show, to the shogun age of the gold, read the exhibition, very rich, not to be allowed to pass; 3) in the spring flower season, the Osaka Construction Bureau is a name, but unfortunately I came not to the time.
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  • Osaka Construction Bureau planted a lot of flowers, to the flower season, all kinds of flowers will be in full bloom, the Construction Bureau can also be free of the road, the construction of the bureau outside there are 36 bus to connect the station
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  • Fantastic and a must see site. It is conveniently located near my hotel. Easy to check in. Museum is not terribly large but very well organized and presented. While I wish there is more English or Chinese description, I read enough to understand the history. Physical money has been important in history, but becoming even more so in a capitalist society like Japan after Meiji took power and made Japan an industrialized country based on specialization and commerce. Emperor Meiji stopped at this spot when he took power and visited Osaka. Osaka was the commercial capital of Japan and the place where innovations were. It also told many history about money in the East Asian context and about Money in China. Staff were very professional. Really enjoyed. At the end of the tour, there a block of pure silver and a block of pure gold. You can touch then by hand. TRY then!
  • It was a beautiful spring morning when we arrived here. While we originally intended to look at the sakuras only, the museum looked quaint enough from the outside, so it piqued our interest. It was great to see the history of the Japanese currencies and also enjoy the beautiful sakuras. I managed to find a green sakura which I have never seen before. Awesome experience and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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