Salt Valley Beach is also a very fashionable and good place. The entire environment and construction area of the beach are very suitable to visit. Some of the design styles here are also very unique. I really like the construction area and some facilities here. It is pretty good. Style look.
Shiodani Beach is located in the northwest of Otaru City. It is one of the few wide beaches in Hokkaido and is popular with locals. Because it is far from downtown Otaru, not many foreign tourists come here. Summer is the busiest time at Salt Valley Beach. There are many locals swimming, sunbathing, chatting, and sometimes kayaking competitions are held here. In other seasons, it is as quiet as a private beach. What's interesting is that sometimes there are wakame and kelp surging with the waves.
It's quite far away from the city, but it's ok with a direct bus, and it's very quiet, not as noisy as other beaches. I personally like it better. It is good to take a walk when the sun sets.
Salt Valley Beach is relatively large and there are relatively many tourists, especially in summer, it is less busy.
The beach is crowded only on weekends, and usually not crowded.