Former Nippon Yusen Otaru Branch

Closed from 2018 to March 2022

The building’s outward appearance.
Masonry building (Important Cultural Properties).
In Japan who won the Russo-Japanese War, the Russian-Japanese Border Meeting (Treaty of Shimoda 1906) was held at this place and the 50-degree latitude line was decided.



2F meeting room.
A Border conference was held here.

Document room.
A facility that took over the northern part of Japan.
The former NYK Line is the largest shipping company in Japan, the merger of Mitsubishi and Mitsui shipping companies merged.

Address3 Chome-7-8 Ironai, Otaru-shi
Business hours9:30〜17:00
Regular closed dayEvery Tuesday (the following day if a public holiday falls on Tuesday)
and year-end and new-year holidays.
Correspondence languageJapanese 
Other information


From JR Otaru station take the chuo bus “Takashima 3-chome” or “Temiya”, get off at “Nishikimachi” bus stop.
Admission fee 300 yen

Map of surrounding areas


  • Former Yasuda Bank,Otaru BranchFormer Yasuda Bank,Otaru Branch External appearance. The Yasuda Bank of the Yasuda financial group became the Fuji Bank after the war.
  • Former Mitsui Bank Otaru BranchFormer 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.
  • Asarigawa OnsenAsarigawa Onsen A hot-spring village know as the backroom of Otaru, 30 minutes from Otaru Station.
  • Municipal Otaru Literature MuseumMunicipal Otaru Literature Museum Materials from Otaru, such as "kobayashi takiji", "itō sei" etc are displayed.
  • Otaru Sumiyoshi ShrineOtaru Sumiyoshi Shrine The main building. Citizen's during the reclamation need the protection of ancestors and purification from god.
  • Ryugu ShrineRyugu Shrine The shrine was built on the native Ainu ground used for religious services after the war of Hokkaido by commander-in-chief Takeaki Enomoto.
  • Temiya Cave Because it is engraved in the fragile rock called the Otaru soft stone, a preservation building along the rock was constructed.
  • Mt. Tengu-yamaMt. Tengu-yama One of the three famous night views of Hokkaido (Otaru's Mt. Tenguyama, Mt. Moiwa, and Mt. Hakodate).
  • GinrinsouGinrinsou Popular for its view from the outdoor bath. The view encompasses the city of Otaru and Ishikari Bay.
  • Sakaimachidori StreetSakaimachidori Street One of the famous tourist spots where many souvenir shops