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Otaru Travel Guide

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

Otaru Canal

6.5
4.5/5976 Reviews
"Rivers"
"Water Conservancy Projects"
Tenguyama

Tenguyama

5.5
4.7/5225 Reviews
"Mountains"
"Mountain Climbing"
Otaru Music Box Museum

Otaru Music Box Museum

5.5
4.7/5408 Reviews
"Museums"
Kitaichi Glass Otaru

Kitaichi Glass Otaru

4.8
4.5/5153 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Marchen Intersection

Marchen Intersection

3.8
4.6/5105 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Shiroi Koibito Park
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Shiroi Koibito Park

7.2
4.6/51,018 Reviews
"City Parks"
"Theme Parks"
OTARU TAISHOU GLASS PALACE

OTARU TAISHOU GLASS PALACE

4.2
4.5/5149 Reviews
"Traditional Experiences"
Asari

Asari

4.2
4.7/586 Reviews
"Towns"
"Villages"
Otaru Romankan

Otaru Romankan

4.1
4.3/563 Reviews
"Historical Architectures"
Warehouse District

Warehouse District

3.9
4.5/5102 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"

What to Eat

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おたる政寿司 本店

おたる政寿司 本店

4.7/5191 Reviews
Avg. AUD136/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Isezushi

Isezushi

4.5/542 Reviews
Avg. AUD131/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Yabuhan Soba

Yabuhan Soba

4.7/511 Reviews
Avg. AUD47/person
"Snacks"
"Famous Restaurants"
Kukizen

Kukizen

4.6/521 Reviews
Avg. AUD173/person
"Japanese"
Uomasa

Uomasa

4.6/552 Reviews
Avg. AUD57/person
"Japanese"
海鮮食堂 澤崎水産

海鮮食堂 澤崎水産

4.6/5112 Reviews
Avg. AUD36/person
"Seafood"
Kitakaro Otaru Main Shop

Kitakaro Otaru Main Shop

4.6/586 Reviews
Avg. AUD12/person
"Bakery"
"Afternoon Tea"
Naruto Main Shop

Naruto Main Shop

4.2/515 Reviews
Avg. AUD38/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
LeTAO Main Store

LeTAO Main Store

4.5/53 Reviews
Avg. AUD15/person
"Bakery"
"Spectacular Views"
Cremia

Cremia

4.8/516 Reviews
Avg. AUD5/person
"Bakery"
"Afternoon Tea"
Ko Sushi

Ko Sushi

4.6/513 Reviews
Avg. AUD73/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
OTARU SUSHI KOU

OTARU SUSHI KOU

4.2/56 Reviews
Avg. AUD31/person
"Japanese"
"Restaurants in Historic Buildings"

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