Otaru Art Base

Where Art Meets Historical Architecture

Otaru Art Base occupies four historical buildings dating back to the early 1920s when the once prominent port town was at its peak. Formerly bustling banks and warehouses, these buildings have been repurposed and now house an art collection that ranges from traditional Japanese to Art Deco. In this multiple building art base, there are many stunning stained glass galleries, with some 19th and early 20th century pieces imported from England. Not to be missed is the impressive collection of stained glass works by Art Nouveau artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany, on the first floor of the Nitori Museum of Art building.

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Nearest airports
New Chitose Airport Sapporo Okadama Airport Hakodate Airport Okushiri Airport Asahikawa Airport Wakkanai Airport Rishiri Airport Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport Memanbetsu Airport Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport Tancho Kushiro Airport Tokachi Obihiro Airport

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(May-Oct.) 9:30-17:00, (Nov.-Apr.) 10:00-16:00
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing
(May.-Oct.) Open all year round, (Nov.-Apr.) Wednesdays (or the following day if the Wednesday falls on a national holiday), The New Year's holiday
*Please note that the museum may close temporarily or change its closing dates due to the holding of special exhibitions or changes in exhibits.
See official website
Car Park
Nearby Times Otaru Shikouchi No. 4 Parking Lot (16 standard cars)
*2 hours free with purchase of admission ticket
●On foot: About 10 minutes from JR Otaru Station
●By bus: About 5 minutes from JR Otaru Station by bus, get off at Otaru Art Village
●By car: About 5 minutes from JR Otaru Station

Otaru Art Village

* Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.

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