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Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, Otaru

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Feel the weight of 100 million yen and witness anti-counterfeiting techniques at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan. Set in a grand 1912 building with intricate ornaments and a long marble counter, this "Wall Street of Northern Japan" tells an informative and interactive story of Japan's financial system. See the history of banknotes, enter vaults, and open safe deposit areas with stainless steel doors. You can also watch an 18-minute informative video. Check out security features of yen notes and understand how money is printed and stored. The museum also features a souvenir shop. To visit Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan on your trip to Otaru, use our Otaru attractions app.
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  • Numerous banks opened branches in Otaru during its heydays, so much so that the area was called the Wall Street of the north. Most of the buildings have been retained. We went to the former Otaru...  more »
  • Had a nice visit hiding from the rain, but interesting old building and lots to see and interact with in the museum, for free entry with is superb.  more »
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  • Good place to learn some financial history background for BOJ.
  • Nice historic building and it's free but no explanations in english.

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