How can you not come to Otaru when you come to Hokkaido~ The romantic city, the mecca of love! Considering the inconvenience of moving luggage around in winter, I plan to come here for a half-day tour! Walking hand in hand with my husband on the streets of Otaru, so romantic~ Winter is the peak season. Although there are many people, it is very atmospheric. In fact, Hokkaido is very suitable for visiting all year round, next time I want to check in in summer! From Sapporo to Otaru by JR, it was super fast, just by looking at the snow scene.
A port city in Otaru, Hokkaido. The famous spot here is the Otaru Canal. There are historical buildings along the canal here. The characteristic is a stone warehouse. The night view here is very beautiful. It is worth a visit. From Otaru Station on the JR Hakodate Main Line, walk for about 10 minutes.
Nice 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.
A must see in Otaru. But not somewhere you will need to spend a lot of time at. Take photos once during daytime and then at nighttime.
I really like wandering along the canal beside the fishing warehouses, some of which have been converted into restaurants and shopping.
The Otaru Canal was Otaru's main artery when it was primarily a fishing and trading port and played an important role in the city's economic growth. The Otaru Canal is still important to Otaru, but tourists and canal boat rides have taken place of the trading boats. People come to visit to see its quiet beauty and then enjoy delicious seafood meals along the banks.