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Otaru
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
1,075 Reviews
River
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.
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
4.6/5
473 Reviews
Museum
行走地球的猫The Otaru Music Box Museum is very close to the South Otaru Station. It takes only five or six minutes to walk from the station. There is a large iconic steam bell at the door, so you will not miss it. Walking in is like entering the world of fairy tales. The sound of Ding Ding Dong Dong music is endless, and the shape of the music box has its own merits. Cartoon, traditional, elegant, and romantic are all so exquisite and dazzling. There are antique music boxes from all over the world upstairs. You can also choose your favorite music box to buy, the price ranges from a few hundred yen to tens of thousands of yen, and there are many choices. And don’t forget to sit next to the bear and make a card to remember this wonderful moment.
Tenguyama
4.6/5
235 Reviews
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.
Kitaichi Glass Otaru
4.4/5
199 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
行走地球的猫Beiyi Whistle Museum is actually a glass shop. The glass products of Neon Country are exquisite in workmanship, beautiful in shape and colorful. Beiyi Whistle Hall is a famous shop, and the products are even more exquisite. If you have the conditions to carry it, you can buy a few beautiful things you like, which is definitely more reliable than Haitao. If you have the opportunity, you can try to make it yourself, isn't it more meaningful?
Marchen Intersection
4.5/5
105 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
C-xiao-tongIt would be more romantic if it’s snowing. I saw the fairy tale crossroads in the circle of friends. I was really looking forward to it. But when I came here, I only felt that there were tourists everywhere and there was no snow. Where can the fairy tales come from? Words. However, the surrounding buildings are quite beautiful. There is a high-tower LeTAO main store. The white and white building is a fairy tale; there are also the music of steam bells from time to time, and the dazzling array of music boxes in the Music Box Hall. , Can make people happy instantly.
Otaru Taishou Glass Palace
4.4/5
149 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Leow Cheng LamCan see thousands types of music box which made by various pattern and materials such as glasses, wood and porcelain. Although the prices are expensive but many people like to buy it home for gifts.

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Otaru Canal
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Marchen Intersection
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Otaru Weather

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Today
Jan 19, 2021
-10
Clouds
-10 ~ -6
Jan 20, 2021
Snow
-6 / -5
Jan 21, 2021
Mostly Cloudy
-3 / 4
Jan 22, 2021
Flurries
-6 / 1
Jan 23, 2021
Freezing Rain
-11 / -2
Jan 24, 2021
Mostly Cloudy
-8 / 1
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Otaru
Jan 19, 2021 Otaru Weather:Clouds, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:83%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:03/16:30
Otaru Driving:Not Recommended, Running:Not Recommended, Cycling:Not Recommended

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