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To prevent the Coronavirus from further spreading, the museum is temporarily closed for the time being. Please check our website to stay informed of any changes.

Welcome to the Bank of Japan Otaru Museum

The Bank of Japan Otaru Museum is housed in the original Otaru Branch building, designed by Kingo Tatsuno and his protégé, Uheiji Nagano and completed in 1912. The historical building provides an atmospheric setting for displays on the Bank's history, its business operations, and the development of the city of Otaru.

Admission is free

Opening hours

Summer hours (April through November): 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Winter hours (December through March): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.)


Wednesdays (open on holiday Wednesdays)
December 29 through January 5
The museum may also be closed temporarily for maintenance or renewing exhibits.
Image: exterior of the Otaru Museum

Exterior of the Otaru Museum