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Hokkaido Digital Museum

Otaru Literary Museum

Central Hokkaido Area Otaru City
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This facility collects and exhibits writings, literary magazines, manuscripts, letters, and other materials of writers associated with Otaru, including Takiji Kobayashi and Sei Ito.
In addition to the permanent exhibition area, it has exhibition areas on various literary themes, a secondhand-book area, and a rest area.

museum Facility information

Ironai 1-9-5, Otaru

9:30 – 17:00 (last admission: 16:30)


• Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday)
• The weekday following national holidays (If Monday is a national holiday, the museum closes for two days: the next day and the day after that.)
• The year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 29 – January 3)
• Periods when exhibits are changed


Adults: ¥300
High school students and seniors 70+ living in Otaru: ¥150
Junior high school students or younger and people with disabilities: Free

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Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request
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Supplementary information
The Otaru Literary Museum is located in the same building as the Otaru City Museum of Art.
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