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Aomori Bank Memorial Hall (Former main branch of the 59th National Bank)青森銀行記念館(旧第五十九銀行本店本館)

Memorial Hall

Located southeast of Hirosaki Castle, the Aomori Bank Memorial Hall is a designated National Important Cultural Property which was originally built in 1904 as the 59th National Bank. A Renaissance-esque Western-style building, with decorative tower at the top, called the “White Palace,” also serves as an observatory. The interior is decorated with old-fashioned gold patterned Japanese leather paper, very few examples of which survive today in Japan, and the windows incorporate features from Japanese earthen warehouse architecture as both an anti-burglary and fireproofing measure. The hall still retains vestiges of the mixture of Japanese and Western styles with which it was designed in the Meiji period.


Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Motonagamachi 26

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Review of Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/05/16 Worth a visit
As the museum is close to the Hirosaki Castle, one should drop by and have a quick walk around. It’s of nice old architecture and very Western style.
Reviewed:2016/11/03 just a photo op
This building seems very much out of place, would look much more at home in Munich. Very nice piece of Western-style architecture.
Reviewed:2013/02/22 Viewing old money is very interesting.
I did not know what to exspect before arriving to Aomori Bank Museum with my mom and her dear friend from Hirosaki. Viewing the changes of currency as the years passed was very interesting to see the...

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Tuesday/Closed in the winter season. (12/1-3/31)
[Admission fee to view]General200yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students100yen
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          Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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