Former Nippon Yusen K.K. Otaru Branch (旧日本郵船株式会社小樽支店)
Construction of the two-story brick building of modern European revival style began in 1904 and was completed in 1906. It is now designated as a National Important Cultural Property. Otaru, once the base city of Hokkaido’s development, is now a city reminiscent of the state-of-the-art technology and works by leading architects of the time. It can be said that the representative building is “Former Nippon Yusen K.K. Otaru Branch”. It is where the Russo-Japan border demarcation meeting was held, and the meeting room where the acanthus patterned wallpaper, “gold-cordered paper (kinkara kawakami)”, reflecting the light of the chandelier is a must-see.
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The beautiful building itself is now an important cultural property of Japan...
- Tuesday (Next Weekday for Public holiday)
- General300yen, High School Students/For those 70 years or older living in the city 150yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
- Parking Lot
- Available 10 spaces
*No access during construction
- Credit Card
- Not available
- *Main building is closed for maintenance and repair work until 2022/3 (Scheduled), long-term closed
*Contact information is Otaru City Board of Education Lifelong Learning Section (Ext. 531)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.