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Visit at Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru!

Would you like fishing? Then, visit at Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru. The herring fishing industry played a major role in the history of Otaru since the early days of the town’s development, with the vast majority of fish being processed into fertilizer rather than consumed by humans. When the herring stocks dramatically declined and the industry collapsed, large fortunes were made by the leading fishing enterprises until the 1950s. Now I am going to tell about this to you.

 

About Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru

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  •         During the halcyon days of herring fishing, large Herring Mansions (鰊御殿, Nishin Goten) were built by wealthy fishermen to process the fish and as a residence for themselves and their employees.
  •         A large preserved herring mansion dating back to the end of the 19th century stands on a hill beside the water about five kilometers outside central Otaru.
  •         It was moved to its current location in 1958 and is open to the public.
  •         Fishermen’s tools and living conditions are displayed inside.
  •         It is an excellent place where you can enjoy in a different way.

 

How you can enjoy Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru

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  •         You can enjoy Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru.
  •         About a kilometer inland from the herring mansion stands the Former Aoyama Villa (旧青山別邸, Kyū Aoyama Bettei).
  •         It is a luxurious villa built by the Aoyama family.
  •         It is one of the most successful families in the herring fishing industry.
  •         The family spared no expense in the materials and construction of the villa and surrounding gardens.
  •         The Aoyama family’s herring mansion was also preserved.
  •         But it was moved to nearby Sapporo where it can be viewed in the Historic Village open air museum.

 

How to get access to Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru

  •         Now I am going to focus how you can get access to Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru.
  •         The Herring Mansion and Aoyama Villa are located five kilometers outside of the city center near the Otaru Aquarium.
  •         They can be reached from Otaru Station by bus number 10 or 11 (20-25 minutes, 220 yen, 2-3 buses per hour) or by Otaru Stroller’s tourist buses (30 minutes, 220-yen, 1 bus per hour).
  •         From the Otaru Aquarium terminal stop it is a five-minute walk to the Herring Mansion and a 15-minute walk to the Aoyama Villa.
  •         The Otaru Stroller’s buses also stop in front of the Aoyama Villa.
  •         So, now you know how you can catch Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru.
  •         You can easily go to Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru.

 

Other information about Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru

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Herring Mansion:

  •         Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (until 16:00 from mid-October to late November)
  •         Closed: Late November to early April
  •         Admission: 300 yen
  •         English: Good (English pamphlet)

Former Aoyama Villa:

  •         Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (until 16:00 from January to March)
  •         Closed: January 1 to 7
  •         Admission: 1080 yen
  •         English: Good (English pamphlet)

Source: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6703.html

So, guys, try to enjoy at beautiful Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru as I have told you above. You will be amazed trying the beautiful Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru. And I think you cannot ignore these amazing exploring Japan in a different way, guys. Your day is going to be excellent. Are not you feeling excited? If you want to explore Japan, you must try to enjoy Herring Mansions (Nishin Goten) in Otaru. And I know you will be grateful to me because of suggesting this information. Happy journey, guys!! Have a good day!! And stay safe, guys!!

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