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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 Canal
4.4/5
984 Reviews
River
Otaru Canal was built in the Meiji and Taisho periods, and although only half has been preserved, it is still full of charm. The Victorian-style kerosene lamps and the red brick exterior walls of the riverbank warehouses add an exotic feel to the place. Restaurants, grocery stores, and other shops are converted from warehouses and are popular choices at which tourists can buy souvenirs or eat local delicacies.
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
4.6/5
445 Reviews
Museum
Converted from Hokkaido's office for rice and grain trade, Otaru Music Box Museum exudes a certain European feel. With outer walls comprised of meticulously arranged dark red bricks, and a beech wood interior, the old stairs, corridors, and railings of the hall complement each other beautifully. In addition to viewing the variety of music boxes inside, visitors can also head to the third floor and try their hand at making a music box themselves.
Tenguyama
4.6/5
190 Reviews
Mountain
The Tengu, who is squinting and has a long nose, is a Japanese monster. The Tengu Mountain behind Otaru City Street has the name of Tengu Mountain because it looks like a Tengu. Tiangu Mountain is about 532.5 meters high and is the commanding height of Xiaoyan. On the top of the mountain, you can overlook the panoramic view of Otaru City. Especially when the night is over, the small dragonfly that stretches along the coastline is inlaid with jewels. The Hakodate night view of Hakodate Hill and the Sapporo night view of the Momoyama Mountain are called the three major Hokkaido. night view.
Otaru Taishou Glass Palace
4.4/5
121 Reviews
Artisanal Workshop
The Taisho Glass Museum is a glass shop transformed from a stone warehouse. It not only displays and sells glass crafts with unique styles, but also experiences related to making glass. The Taisho era is an era in which outstanding works of Japanese glassmaking history have been produced, and many works combining Japanese beauty with Western Art Nouveau style have been created. The Taisho Glass Museum inherits the style of the wind and glass products of the above period.

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