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Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan

1-11-16 Ironai, Otaru 047-0031, Hokkaido
+81 134-21-1111
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1-11-16 Ironai, Otaru 047-0031, Hokkaido
+81 134-21-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the museum in the evening on the way to the canal, the site offered a great historical learning for us. In the middle of the museum there was a large screen with video explaining the history of Bank of Japan. All of the displays...More

Thank RonnC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highlight of our Japan trip. Beautiful evening ride along the canal and around Otaru. The trip was enhanced by the skill, knowledge and photography skills of our runner Shota. A truly magical experience in a winter wonderland. Arigato Shota ☺️☃️☺️

Thank aquaadventurer2016
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

First of all any excess bags are asked to be put in lockers for your convenience and comfort for 100 yen, of which is refundable upon exiting. The security guard will ask you if you got your money back when leaving...so nice of him because...More

Thank Earl K
Reviewed 8 July 2017

the exhibits are almost exclusively in Japanese only; an English leaflet is provided that takes 5-10 minutes to read; there is also an 18 minute video in 4 languages (which I did not watch due to time pressure), but English video was on Bank of...More

Thank nicholas k
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

For those who loves history, this is another historic place to enrich your knowledge. Otherwise, it is just another museum & you should skip this place. Or just drop for a short visit since you are here.

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My kids had fun with the interactive displays. There was a chunk of 10 million yen bank notes for you to lift. There was a bank vault. Like most museums in Japan, the displays are geared towards Japanese public and most descriptions were in Japanese....More

Thank waijgjy
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very interesting place if you interested in money. Very informative and give a insight into money printing.

Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great visit for children as they explain how money is produced and the history of Japan's currency. There is also a small gift counter at a corner before you leave.

1  Thank fairus26
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This building was located just at the junction and the architecture of the building looked old. But it's interesting and good for photo taking. Didn't visit the inside though.

1  Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This building the Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan is definitely worth a visit as it's architecturally magnificent

1  Thank daikin
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