Otaru
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Water Conservancy Project
E49***88Nice view with traditional Japanese atmosphere. I went there in April 2019, the weather was warm (upto 26-28C during day time) Stayed in Otaru for 2 nights, so I can see the different views during daytime and night time. Like Otaru Canal very much, the canal, fresh air and the view seems liked bring you back to 100 years ago. Wanted to go again in Winter time, must be a very different scenes.
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Herb香草There is a large music clock at the entrance of Xiaoxuan Music Box Hall, which rings at full hour, music playing with white smoke, always gathers tourists to take pictures, and the music box displays a variety of music boxes in the music box hall, the arrangement is very dreamy, is a must-visit attraction to Xiaoxuan.
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小思文The Kosaka fairy tale crossroads is also a very suitable area for shopping, many Japanese commercial shops are distributed here, the shops here are also very good, pure Japanese goods can be bought, there are many interesting.
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Mountain
M18***13Would have liked to see the view of Otaru from up the top where there is access road, much like Mt Isana in Nagasaki but the road was closed.
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小思文The building itself is very well preserved. The route to visit is very simple. It can be found along the Otaru Canal. The environment itself is very interesting to experience Japanese culture.
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Museum
fly_me_to_the_moonThe Music Box Hall has a total of three floors. There are all kinds of music boxes to buy, and you can also diy your own music boxes. Because of this, many parents bring their children to visit and play. I always want to buy a music box when I come here, so I can take the memories of Otaru home. ✈️ This habit of buying local souvenirs was developed when I went to Taiwan to travel around the island in 12 years. Everywhere I go, I buy local gadgets, a key ring or a refrigerator sticker, and I can rely on memory to keep warm after the trip. Finally, I chose a music box in the shape of a puppy. The music is beauty and the beast. The price is not expensive. I remember that it was only more than 2,000 yen. The clerk packed it very carefully and beautifully, so that more than 3 months have passed since my trip to Hokkaido. I didn’t open the box~ Besides, the toilet is very special~

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About Otaru

Otaru is a famous port city in Hokkaido. It was once the center of economic development and the bustling commercial capital of Hokkaido. It is even known as the “Northern Wall Street” of Japan and is now a well-known tourist town and City of Romance. The Otaru Canal can be said to be a legacy of the prosperous historical period. There are still hundred year old extant warehouse buildings located along the riverbanks. Under the reflected lights of kerosene lamps, the canal and the nearby red brick warehouses create an exotic romantic atmosphere. The taste of history is intoxicating. Otaru has a very mature glass industry, so consider purchasing some of the exquisite glass work on your visit. The 1995 Japanese film Love Letter was set in Otaru and many fans like to come here to get a feel for the movie's scenic backdrop.

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Otaru Weather

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27 Oct, 2021
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28 Oct, 2021
Partly Clear with Showers
8 / 13
29 Oct, 2021
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30 Oct, 2021
Mostly Clear
6 / 14
31 Oct, 2021
Mostly Cloudy
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Otaru
27 Oct, 2021 Otaru Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 68%, Sunrise/Sunset: 06:03/16:36
Otaru Driving: Suitable, Running: Suitable, Cycling: Suitable

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