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Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan

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Address: 1-11-16 Ironai, Otaru 047-0031, Hokkaido
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Fascinating Place

Very interesting place if you interested in money. Very informative and give a insight into money printing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very interesting place if you interested in money. Very informative and give a insight into money printing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great visit for children as they explain how money is produced and the history of Japan's currency. There is also a small gift counter at a corner before you leave.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This building was located just at the junction and the architecture of the building looked old. But it's interesting and good for photo taking. Didn't visit the inside though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This building the Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan is definitely worth a visit as it's architecturally magnificent

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Grand old historic building. Very contrast architecture design compared to most. Nice to add to your photo album.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's a historical site where the Bank of Japan was based, creating the stable economy and currency necessary for the development of the country, and the building is pretty but not enough to go way out of your way for.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Otaru Branch of the Bank of Japan is the home to a wonderful collection of exhibits detailing the origins of the Bank of Japan, as well as how it established itself, an exhibit on the printing of money and the vault of the Bank (open to the public). Being allowed to hold a fake pack of JPY 10m is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The museum provided an informative history about itself and Otaru. It is not as big as I expected though. Most of the information are in Japanese.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is not that big, so one hour is more then enough. I very much enjoyed it even though a lot was only available in Japanese.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is the only museum of its kind that I have ever visited. It is informative as well as interactive. I cant recall of any country being so forth coming about its central bank and its currency. The 18 minute video about currency, as the last poi before exiting this museum, is worth viewing.

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