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Otaru Museum canal building小樽市総合博物館 運河館

Museum / Science Museum

This museum, just a 10-minute walk in the direction of the Otaru Canal from Otaru Station, houses a collection of Otaru's history and nature artifacts. The main depository is located just a 20-minute walk beyond the museum, for which the museum combination admission ticket is valid for 2 days. The Canal Museum was built in 1893, and redesigned from the treasured stone masonry Former Otaru Warehouse, making the museum itself a highly valued asset. In the museum, a life-size replicated broad street of Otaru during its heyday, the Taisho period (1912-1926), is on display where one can enjoy using the old-fashioned telephone and the organ.


Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 2-1-20

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Review of Otaru City General Museum Ungakan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/07/23 The museum to visit in the city
If you only have one chance to visit a museum in Otaru, this would be it. Quite informative, 45 mins max & 60mins if you can the Japanese description. Located right opposite the overrated Otaru...
Reviewed:2018/05/29 Small historical and natural history museum
A small museum located right next to the canal. All exhibits are in Japanese, but guide sheets in several different languages including english and chinese are available.

The museum is relatively...
Reviewed:2017/10/24 Tour an Otaru warehouse - the Museum Ungakan
This museum is a refurnished Otaru warehouse built in the 1890s and shows a nice history of the settlement of Otaru and of Hokkaido in the 1800s, including a section on the tondenhei settlers who...

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Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 2-1-20 [map]



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[Admission fee] General 300 yen, High School Students, 70 years or older living in the city 150 yen, Junior High School Students or less Free ※ Group discount (20 or more) is 2 discount. Disability handbook, medical certificate or spirit Persons with disabilities Health and Welfare Handbook and their carers may set up a special fee Friday in the case of Free. Special exhibitions etc.
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