Former Mitsui Bank Otaru Branch

External appearance.
It has been restored to its original state and is on show.
The third building in the Otaru art base.

Historical bank buildings depict the once flourishing era of Otaru City.
From the late years of the Meiji period, to the beginning of the Showa period,
there were as many as 25 banks that supported the financial state of Otaru,
and it was often referred to as the largest economic city in northern Japan.



The inside has an open ceiling with the second floor working as a corridor.



AddressIronai 1-chome 3-1, Otaru-shi
Business hoursMay - October/ 9:30 - 17:00
November - April/ 10:00 - 16:00
*Admission accepted up until 30 minutes before closing
Regular closed dayMay - October/ No closed days
November - April/ Every Wednesday (Thursday if Wednesday falls on a holiday)
*Some irregular suspended or closed days due to exhibitions being held, or the setting up of exhibits.
Correspondence languageJapanese 
Other information
Adults ¥2,000 Students ¥1,500
* Nitori Art Museum, Stained Glass Museum, Former Mitsui Bank Otaru Branch Common Admission Pass
* Jr. high and under no charge * Museum Shop is free admission
* Those who can present their disability certificate can enter for free. *Free admission for one caregiver per person with a disability.

*Requests for Groups of Ten People or More*

Assistance available in Japanese only.

We ask groups of ten people or more to make reservations in advance to ensure a smooth entrance into the museum.
Our facility is very limited in space. Therefore, we may not be able to accept your reservation at certain times, or when another group has a prior reservation.
Further, groups and parties who do not have a prior reservation may be asked to wait before entering the facility.
A group discount is available for groups of ten people or more that have made a prior reservation.
Please make your reservation during reception hours by 5 business days before.


10 minutes walk from Otaru station.

Map of surrounding areas