Former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch Museum

Historical Monument
Completed in 1904, the building is the only existing monument designed by Kikutaro Shimoda (1866-1931), a genius of the architectural world in from the Meiji through early-Showa period and has become a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property. One of the largest Western-style buildings in Nagasaki City, it has a design that emphasizes its front facing the sea, such as with the arcade of continuous arches on the first floor, architectural style called order using the large round Corinthian columns passing through the second and third floors, and a triangle gable above it all. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch was the only foreign bank to the west of Kobe at the time, and it was a special exchange bank whose main business was trading of foreign currencies in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong and foreign exchange for clients such as foreign residents, particularly traders. Attached to the Nagasaki Museum of Modern-Era Exchange, Sun Yat-sen & Umeya Shokichi, it introduces the history of Nagasaki that served as an international trade port and the friendship that transcended national borders between Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese revolution, and Shokichi Umeya, the Nagasaki entrepreneur who supported the revolution. In addition, there is also an experience corner where you can have fun learning.

Spot details

Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsugaemachi 4-27
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:40)
3rdMonday (The next day for Public holidays)
[Admission fee] [Adult] 300yen [Small/Junior high school students] 150yen
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Credit Card
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu
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Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Lovely Building
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.05.01
    A great architectural building that shows the grandeur of former years of the area and of banking as a whole and it deserves to be preserved as it has.Now a museum this stands out against the...
  • Visit it for its historical significance and architecture
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.04.22
    The building is close to the Nagasaki Cruise Terminal, and worth stopping by if youre on your way to Glover Garden and Oura Church. It reminds us the significance of Nagasaki as an important trading...
  • Impressive former bank building
    3.0 Reviewed:2018.10.26
    A huge former bank building being a financial museum at present. Because of time constraints I did not enter inside, but the outside was impressive enough. As I understood it from information outside...

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