Bank of Japan Otaru Museum

Bank of Japan Otaru Museum
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Page last updated: Nov, 06, 2020
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Jason Surguine

Northern Wall Street is the name of the financial district of Otaru which was prosperous enough to move the financial markets of London during the Taisho Period (early 1900s). The former Otaru Branch of the Japan Bank, one of the historical buildings representing Otaru, has been turned into a museum dedicated to the financial history of Otaru and the Bank of Japan. It conveys the establishment and its prosperity to the modern era with informative exhibits. In the museum there are interesting exhibits and an experience of feeling the weight of 100 million yen. There is also an exhibition zone that describes the challenges of price stability, a counter that was once used as a bank teller window, and more. Besides the museum, historical buildings such as the Otaru Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the former Hokkaido Bank head office are close by and also worth seeing. Guided tours are also available.

Information of Spot Detail


1-11-16 Ironai,Otaru,Hokkaido

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Museums,Attractions,Histric Architectures

Business Hours

April~November 9:30~17:00(Last admission is at 16:30)
December~March 10:00~17:00(Last admission is at 16:30)
※Extended opening hours during the Otaru Snow Light Path festival

Regular Holiday

Wednesdays (open if Wednesday is a holiday)
New Year holidays(12/29~1/5)
※The museum may also be closed temporarily for maintenance.




10 minutes walk from Otaru station

Official Homepage

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