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We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



金融資料館 / The Bank of Japan Otaru Museum


The Bank of Japan Otaru Museum (Otaru City) is managed by the central bank of Japan. This building used to be their Otaru Branch. A lot of interesting material related to currency and finance are exhibited. Admission is free. A total of 30 sculptures of Blakiston's fish owls were installed on both the inner and exterior walls. The owl has always been worshipped by Hokkaido's aboriginal people, the Ainu, as a guardian. Also, as owls are nocturnal, the bank liked them for night defense. Even now in Japan, all owl species are popular creatures which bring good luck.

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