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Bank of Japan Otaru Museum (日本銀行旧小樽支店金融資料館)

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Historical Monument

In about 1900, banks concentrated in Otaru City and it began to be called “Wall Street of the north”. Among them, the Bank of Japan also entered Otaru City, and the building which was completed in 1912 became the Otaru Branch. Using the historical building of the time, historical artifacts of the Bank of Japan and the development of Otaru are displayed. You can feel the weight of a package containing 100 million yen (imitation) and see the anti-counterfeiting technology to prevent the forgery of bills. Guided tours are conducted twice a day (Required time: about 30 minutes.)

place

Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-11-16 (Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea)

phone 0134211111
place

[Apr.-Nov.]9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Dec.-Mar.]10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan

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Reviewed:2019/11/08 The architect of the grand building opened in 1912 was Kingo Tatsuno famous for his work of Tokyo Station.
Numerous banks opened branches in Otaru during its heydays, so much so that the area was called the Wall Street of the north. Most of the buildings have been retained. We went to the former Otaru...
Reviewed:2019/09/29 Museum about the bank of japan
Had a nice visit hiding from the rain, but interesting old building and lots to see and interact with in the museum, for free entry with is superb.
Reviewed:2019/04/06 Surprisingly Interesting
We spent about an hour in this museum, and were really pleased that we did it. The staff were charming and helpful; the printed information about the building and banking was relatively brief (in...

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Address
Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-11-16 [map]
Area
Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea
Phone
0134211111
Hours
[Apr.-Nov.]9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Dec.-Mar.]10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Closed
Wednesday (open for Holiday), 12/29-1/5, There may be days when the facility is closed.
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 27, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.