The Otaru Canal is a sightseeing spot emblematic of Otaru. About 1.1 km long, old warehouses stand side by side along one edge; along the other runs a promenade ideal for a pleasant stroll.
A ski resort with an abundance of some of Hokkaido's finest powder snow! Enjoy natural snow throughout a long ski season!
A full-featured snow resort just 60 minutes from Sapporo! Enjoy this resort's world-famous powder snow all the way until May!
The early 20th century still lives in this beautifully constructed cultural asset
Create your own original candle
The vast nature of Otaru has a new look every season
Use a burner to try creating dragonfly jewelry
A fantastic array of lights brightens the canal
Once a storehouse, now a museum showcasing Otaru's history and nature
Sea lions, seals, and many marine mammal shows
The past glory of herring fishing can still be sensed here
Come here for Otaru tourism information
Fukumatsu Tanaka, the ”Herring Magnate” leader of a fisherman's union, built this lodge in Tomari-mura. Displays include implements related to the herring industry
The early 20th century comes alive on this street of restaurants
An irregular five-forked intersection near Otaru Music Box Museum
A masterpiece of bank architecture from the early 20th century, stately but elegant
Venetian glass collected in one place
Many great varieties of whisky were born here
All sorts of history-rich trains on display
Hokkaido's oldest railway played an important role during the frontier age