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

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.)


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

phone 0134211111

[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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/12 Historical icon
Came here to see the architecture of the historical icon on the Walls Street of Otaru. Admission is free and the security check is no fuss.

Once inside you can admire the beautiful architecture...
Reviewed:2018/09/01 Interesting banking museum!
Totally weird to expect that a visit to an old bank would be interesting.... but is was.
The museum is situated in the old bank of Japan bank . Much of the display is in Japanese but there was an...
Reviewed:2018/05/12 An Interesting Museum
This is an interesting place to understand history of Japan bank. You are allowed to take photo without flashlights. There is no entrance fee.

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Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-11-16 [ map ]
Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea
[Apr.-Nov.]9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Dec.-Mar.]10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Wednesday (Open for Public holiday), 12/29-1/5, There may be days when the facility is closed.
Entrance Free
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