The Bank of Japan opened in 1882 at the foot of the Eitaibashi Bridge over the Sumida River. After that, a new store was planned to be built on the site of Kinza in Nihonbashi, and the current main building of the Bank of Japan Head Office was completed in 1896, taking seven years to complete. The architectural design was directed by Kingo Tatsuno, the father of modern architecture, who is also known for designing Tokyo Station, which features red bricks. The main building of the Bank of Japan was designated as a national important cultural property in 1974.

If you make a reservation in advance, you can tour the inside of the main building, which retains the remnants of the time, such as the underground safe and the guest room. In addition, the online head office tour “Home, Nichigin” ( is open to the public.