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Bank of Japan Osaka Branch


Provided by : Bank of Japan, Osaka Branch

Facing Midosuji Avenue stretching from north to south, the Bank of Japan's Osaka Branch has a stately appearance. The old building, with its domed roof and triangular roofs on both sides and a heavily decorated entrance porch, was completed in 1903.


The building was designed by TATSUNO Kingo (1854-1919), known as the "father of modern architecture in Japan," and others, with reference to the National Bank of Belgium, etc. The new building was constructed in 1982 to match the restoration and reconstruction of the old building, which had deteriorated, and took on its present appearance. The stone blocks on the exterior of the old building and the top-quality teak wall carvings, doors, and stained glass windows in the second-floor guest room remain as they were when the building was constructed. The building still retains the spirit of the Meiji era, when Japan was striving to westernize its society.



Provided by : Bank of Japan, Osaka Branch

Provided by : Bank of Japan, Osaka Branch


Address

2-1-45 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-15:00 (except holidays and Dec. 31-Jan. 3)

Note

Tours are available by advance reservation only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The tour takes about 60 minutes. (Except for national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 31-January 3), and days or times when there are obstructions due to the implementation of events, etc.). Free of charge. Reservations must be made at least 90 days to 14 days prior to the desired date of visit via the reservation website.

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