Otaru-shi herring (herring) palace

Announcement of temporary closing (June 29 update)

For prevention of new coronavirus infection spread, please note that you will be closed temporarily.

  • Period From Tuesday, June 30 to Sunday, July 12

With Otaru City Nishin Goten

Otaru City Nishin Goten was built in Tomari-mura, Furuu-gun of west Shakotan in 1897 (Meiji 30).

Afterwards, Hokkaido coal mine steamship company which reached the 70th anniversary of the foundation at the time of 1958 (Showa 33) removed and rebuilt in the present location, and they were restored to the original state.

After the removing and rebuilding, we were donated to Otaru-shi, and, in 1960 (Showa 35), was appointed in cultural assets as "Hokkaido tangible cultural property drave ground architecture" for the first time in private house of Hokkaido.

In hall, we display life tool or photograph of people who lived in tool and watch box used for herring fishing and herring processing.

In addition, we can experience work-style at the time.


We are introducing designated manager system now, and Otaru Aquarium Kosha manages Otaru City Nishin Goten.

 Nishin Goten

The opening period of 2020

From Wednesday, April 8 to Monday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (we close at 4:00 p.m. from October 16)

Admission charges

Admission charges
  Individual Group (more than 20 people)
The public 300 yen 240 yen
High school student 150 yen 120 yen
People who live in the city 70 years or older
The small, junior high student Free of charge

※Person having certificate of the physically disabled, nursing notebook or mental patient health welfare notebook and the caregiver are free of charge.


Brochure (English sentence)

Around Otaru City Nishin Goten figure (parking lot guidance)Surface (PDF101KB)/back side (PDF351KB)

Member of Nishin Goten English sentence project team of Otaru University of Commerce student made this brochure.

Guidance of traffic


It is gone to central bus "Otaru aquarium" by JR Otaru Station

After terminal getting off (25 minutes), it is a 5-minute walk

Marine sightseeing ship

From Otaru Port Pier No. 3, (20 minutes) for Shukutsu later, it is a 10-minute walk


Otaru City Nishin Goten

  • 3-228, Shukutsu, Otaru-shi
  • Telephone: 0134-22-1038

Otaru-shi industrial Port and Harbor Department sightseeing promotion room

2-12-1, Otaru-shi Hanazono

Telephone: 0134-32-4111 (extension number 266)

Otaru Aquarium Kosha (designated manager)

  • 3-303, Shukutsu, Otaru-shi
  • Telephone: 0134-33-1400

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