This building once housed administration and research facilities for Kitami, Hokkaido’s mint industry. In its heyday, this site contributed significantly to the development of the Kitami region and once accounted for a staggering 70 % of the world’s market for mint. It is now open to the public as a free museum that commemorates this fascinating history. Exhibits include machinery used in factories of the bygone era as well as informative video presentations. Don’t miss the Distillation Hall which offers visitors a glimpse of the process by which mint was extracted.
Kitami Mint Memorial Museum, Mint Distillation Hall
1-7-28 Minami-nakamachi, Kitami, Hokkaido