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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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  • My kids had fun with the interactive displays. There was a chunk of 10 million yen bank notes for you to lift. There was a bank vault. Like most museums in Japan, the displays are geared towards Japan...  more »
  • Very interesting place if you interested in money. Very informative and give a insight into money printing.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • 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.......
  • Memorable Clock in front of shops. Inside, there is many music boxs and interesting things to purchase as souvenir back for your love one.
  • 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!
  • Creepy, but interesting. If you like vintage, this is the place to check out.
  • The most INTERESTING Spot in ORATU area !!!! In my journey, I had a plan just visiting this place to only see the orgols and take pictures. However , I bought a lot of souvenirs and gift for my family finally. Passport is neccessary for DUTY-FREE.