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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. 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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  • Are approached casually stroll in Otaru is pretty interesting. On the way back we have souvenirs. It is a shredded banknotes.
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  • 100 million yen is unsure how much the amount was first went to the Museum of thought and experience. Helpful and found chunks of 100 million yen in a safe that I got from a hole in the plastic case. Free admission so please go and see.
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  • First of all any excess bags are asked to be put in lockers for your convenience and comfort for 100 yen, of which is refundable upon exiting. The security guard will ask you if you got your money bac...  more »
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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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Historic little Otaru brings in significant numbers of visitors every year, with its scenic old canals and relaxed bayside charm. Take a peek at the converted warehouses in the canal district for some of the most stylish accommodations in town, with boutique hotels decorated with a keen eye for detail. Standard and luxury hotels line the newer commercial streets around town, while well-kept, traditional (or traditional-looking) "ryokan" (guesthouses) sit on the older commercial thoroughfares. Budget hostels can be found throughout, offering private and shared rooms.
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