Otaru City General Museum Ungakan

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Otaru City General Museum Ungakan

Otaru City General Museum Ungakan
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,123 contributions
We first visited this museum on our Otaru tour. The admission fee is 300yen and well worth it.
Oct 2019
Based on my pre-study of the recommended sightseeing routes, we first visited Otaru General Museum Unga-kan (Canal Museum). The museum occupies the northern section of a timber-framed stone storage building built in 1893 by a merchant from Ishikawa Prefecture used for storing grain and seafood. There are two exhibition rooms, the first focuses on the development of Otaru with displays related to the port and canals, herring fishing (some objects of which we had seen at The Historical Village of Hokkaido in Sapporo) and the trading between Hokkaido and mainland Honshuu. This was quite informative. The second focuses on nature and archaeology. There is a description outside that tells that the building complex that the museum is situated in is "One of the first commercial use warehouses built in the Ironai district immediately after the reclamation of the area. While the original construction consisted of the front right side of the building, further additions enclosed two courtyards to create a warehouse of truly grand proportions." The admission fee is 300yen and well worth it.
Written November 2, 2019
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The Travelling Larrikin
Singapore, Singapore962 contributions
The museum to visit in the city
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you only have one chance to visit a museum in Otaru, this would be it. Quite informative, 45 mins max & 60mins if you can the Japanese description. Located right opposite the overrated Otaru Canal..
Written July 23, 2018
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Alexx_10
Nelson, New Zealand191 contributions
Small historical and natural history museum
May 2018 • Couples
A small museum located right next to the canal. All exhibits are in Japanese, but guide sheets in several different languages including english and chinese are available.

The museum is relatively small with the entrance leading into the first section of the building. It has a description of the indigenous people of Hokkaido, history of the trading ships, the warehouses and the canal.

Visiting the museum doesn’t take much time and only costs 300¥ per person. On a hot day, other than an ice cream or coffee shop, it just might be a nice place to duck out of the sun for a while.
Written May 29, 2018
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,297 contributions
Tour an Otaru warehouse - the Museum Ungakan
Sep 2017 • Friends
This museum is a refurnished Otaru warehouse built in the 1890s and shows a nice history of the settlement of Otaru and of Hokkaido in the 1800s, including a section on the tondenhei settlers who came in boats from Japan without knowing where they would settle in Hokkaido. There is a replica boat. Another display discusses the herring industry and Otaru’s rise as a financial center in northern Japan. The warehouse has orca fire protection tiles on its roof. Visited 9/11/2017.
Written October 24, 2017
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