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Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan

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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

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 designed by one of the famous architects in Japan. The construction...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily2018_G_Scott
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

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 English video that lasted about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting place to understand history of Japan bank. You are allowed to take photo without flashlights. There is no entrance fee.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lowc976
Reviewed April 20, 2018

We walked from our hotel to the museum and discovered that the entrance was free!!! How lovely. There is a website in English to get more information on the opening hours and get a little history on how it worked in the 1920's and 1930's....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Maitheng
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Entrance is FOC, there are some English elaboration, but not much. The most interest me is the thick safe door, amazingly thick around 1 feet.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mommyscchoo
Reviewed February 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 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 ☺️☃️☺️

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Earl K
Reviewed July 8, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nicholas k
Reviewed July 3, 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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