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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
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
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
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 ☺️☃️☺️
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
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
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.
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