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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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Sarah HsXiaojuan music box hall is a must-see attraction in Xiaojuan, there are various music boxes, but also make their own music box, originally thought to have resistance to the music box, the result is to see the super-loved music box, the pouch lost blood instantly, there is a music clock in front of the music box hall, Playing on time with a charming music, yes, it's a crowd.
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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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辰溪巴克Xiaoyan canal side a lot of home north of a lot of nitro, is actually selling glass crafts, the price of course is not very friendly, do very beautiful. The shop has that kind of cheap glass pen can buy, should be for tourists.
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辰溪巴克Seeing this intersection in the love letter is really beautiful, snowy, a pity, the reality is no snow look really general, many people, no very special feeling, just a few shops can go shopping.
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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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Interested in spend your summer vacation in Japan? Hokkaido summers are very interesting. In addition to the blooming flower fields and the lavender flowers, the highlight of summers in Japan is the summer festivals and the firework festivals that become quite lively during this time. You also cannot miss the delicious summer fruit and ice cream.
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Otaru retains a lot of European architecture and heritage sites. It is well known for its glassware, music boxes, and sushi. It only takes half an hour to travel from Sapporo to Otaru via the JR line. This could be arranged as a day trip, or visitors may prefer to arrange a night stay at the hot spring hotel.
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The milk produced in Hokkaido is famous for its rich fragrance and mellow taste. Desserts made from the milk here are very popular in Japan. Here, we will recommend desserts that must be tasted when you come to Hokkaido, so that you can experience true happiness when you travel there.
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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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Here are the best places to visit in Otaru, including: Otaru Canal,Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building,Tenguyama
I recommended Cape Kamui, Shioya Beach, Otaru Dream Beach, Otarunai Lake, Okobachigawa River.
There is no direct bus from Asahikawa to Otaru and a transfer is required. 2 If you are sitting in JR, you should also take the Sapporo transfer. Any express service from Asahikawa to Sapporo can be taken, and you can get off at Sapporo and transfer to the Hakodate Main Line or JR Express isikari liner or JR Express Airport to Otaru. The whole journey is more than 2 hours, 5040 yen.

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