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. See Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan and all Otaru has to offer by arranging your trip with our Otaru itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    In the former Mitsui Bank Otaru branch of Japan Bank, have got admission look at counters under the right hand inside and the ceiling once there is a simple reception is free of charge to Prince Shotoku familiar was a new ticket after World War II and later displayed along the route and 10000 Yen bills was
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  • August 10, 2017
    Weight of the history of banknotes is the number one class in Otaru tourist attractions like old, (ᴖᴥᴖ), counterfeiting technologies, bills that can be experienced. Place frequently used, such as field trips, but adults can enjoy.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Worth to visit as much as possible, even see the inside of a good staff. Has small history exhibition zone staff and business zone, multi media exhibit of three corners.
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  • July 8, 2017
    A very lovely place. I am wandering around for a couple hours every time I visit. A lot of nice music boxes in any kinds; classic boxes, photo strap, Merry-go-round, dolls and so on. Currently they add "Your Name" music box as well.
  • July 5, 2017
    Good place to kill time. Plenty of unique music boxes to look at and purchase. Tax free with separate receipts bought from each floor is allowed. Just show them the receipts and your passport at any cashier to claim duty free.
  • June 28, 2017
    A very cute and fantasy place with music box oc all kinds! Worth a visit even if you won't be purchasing :) -- IG:Joysofyz
  • June 14, 2017
    Very nice ambience once you enter in and would be fascinated with the so many colourful and beautiful musical boxes with different designs and themes! Thought of the shop.to provide rows of wooden chairs to enable visitors to relax for awhile.......
  • April 19, 2017
    Oh my god love this place! So romantic! Boys you should take your girls here and buy her a music box - I didn't buy anything lol coz there are so many choices and I couldn't decide which one to buy. Be sure to check the steam clock outside - it's pretty cool!

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