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Otaru

Otaru

A port town that was Hokkaido's rapidly developing center of commerce in the past. It's easy to get to from Hokkaido and packs many spots for sightseeing into a small area, so it's popular as a day-trip destination. Take a walk around the old storehouses at Otaru Canal, or shop around Sakaimachi Street for glass accessories, music boxes, or sweets. And being a port town, you can bet you'll find delicious sushi and seafood rice bowls.

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