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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  • So that no one but unfortunately the Japan Bank Otaru branch building, leverage, more readable history of the Bank of Japan's internal and financial systems are exhibited. This is the historic teller counter, ceiling and stunning design. See also safe was actually used at each corner. Return locker too, so light, please see visit. Finally available on the banknotes are also souvenirs and funny.
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  • In the splendid building designed by the famous architect who designed Tokyo station, also, Tatsuno kingo stone is on the money Museum. 100 million yen WAD are grouped into one corner you can feel its weight. Worth enough only in appearance, but also interesting.
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  • Look inside the building a massive, increasingly exudes the atmosphere of prewar buildings. The history of the Bank of Japan will exhibit. Admission free of charge.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A very cute and fantasy place with music box oc all kinds! Worth a visit even if you won't be purchasing :) -- IG:Joysofyz
  • 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.......
  • 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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