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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Bank buildings are often outstanding historical structures, and tours may include visits to robust safes, weighing machines and old-fashioned business areas. These fascinating facilities teach some unique facts about finance and money in Japan.

Bank of Japan

1. 2-1-1, Nihombashi-Hongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2. 2-min. walk from Mitsukoshimae Sta. on subway Hanzomon or Ginza Line or 7-min. walk from JR Kanda Sta.
3. 11:00-12:00, Tuesday except national holidays.
4. Apply by phone at least one week in advance.
5. (03)3279-1111 (ext.4641)
6. 1 hr.
7. English guides are available.
8. Children under 12 years old, taking photographs, drinking, eating and smoking are prohibited.
The Currency Museum is nearby (Open: 9:30-16:30; entrance permitted until 16:00, closed on Mon. and national holidays; no reservation needed; free of charge).

*Due to the electronic power supply constraints in summer, guided tours of the Bank of Japan will not be available during the specified period -- July 2011 to September 2011.

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