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Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan

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1-11-16 Ironai, Otaru 047-0031, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed 12 May 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.

Thank Low C
Reviewed 20 April 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

Thank Maitheng
Reviewed 21 February 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.

Thank mommyscchoo
Reviewed 18 February 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

1  Thank RonnC
Reviewed 11 February 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 ☺️☃️☺️

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Reviewed 11 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
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