Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building [岩手銀行赤レンガ館]

Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building
Photo by Iwate Prefecture

Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building
Photo by Iwate Prefecture

Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building is an old building of the former Bank of Iwate.
It is located about 200 meters east of Iwate Park.

This building was completed as the headquarters of Bank of Morioka in 1911.
It is a Western-style building and features the wall of red bricks.

This building was designed by Tatsuno Kingo (1854-1919), a Japanese architect.
He also created the buildings of Tokyo station and the Bank of Japan in Tokyo.
So the design resembles each other.

The business of Bank of Morioka was suspended in 1933, so this building was bought by the Bank of Iwate.
Since that, it had been used until 2012.

This building is designated as an important cultural property, and is open to the public as a museum about the finance in Iwate Prefecture.

It is opened from 10:00 to 17:00 every day except Tuesday.

How to get here

By loop bus "Denden Mushi", get off at "Morioka Bus Center (Nanakku)" stop.
about 12 minutes from Morioka station.

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Other Tourist Attractions in Morioka city

Iwate Park (Morioka Castle Ruins) Sakurayama shrine Ishiwarizakura (Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree) Morioka Hachiman shrine Mitsuishi shrine Ho-onji temple

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