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Otaru Canal

Travel Guide - Otaru Canal

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This area is Otaru's most popular tourist spot. The canal, 1,140 meters in length and 20 to 40 meters in width, built in 1923, was used to discharge cargo from a ship at Otaru Port, and it played an important role in the development of Otaru City. It takes about 30 minutes to walk all the way along the canal.
There is a collection of stone warehouses that retain their original appearance along the canal. Many have been made into restaurants and other establishments. In the evening the buildings are lit up with 63 gas lamps and present a scene completely unlike that enjoyed during the daytime.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes walk from JR Otaru Station

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    Apisit Boonlied @golfapisit - 2019-08-20
    Otaru Canal in Summer
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    One More Guyjin @OneMoreGuyjin - 2019-08-13
    ⭕️Part 2⭕️ of our Hokkaido Vlog is up! In part 1 I surprised Arisa with asking her to marry me.

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    ファイサル(Faisal)^ @Grims_hemi - 2019-08-07
    Otaru canal cruise ❤️ https://t.co/xqU4u2yD1e
    DOLL ミーたんとケロロの日記 @keroromitann - 2019-08-05
    @leahtype @Davecat I am glad to convey the beauty of the Otaru canal.
    DOLL ミーたんとケロロの日記 @keroromitann - 2019-08-04
    @leahtype Thank you.
    On a canal in Otaru, Hokkaido
    It is beautiful when lighted up.
    You can see it from a tourist boat or take a rickshaw.
    Marc @TodayFlowers - 2019-08-04
    https://t.co/KqaxOj9YCu Flowers Otaru Japan– The seaside town of Otaruin Hokkaido is known for its tasty seafood an… https://t.co/i4oFn1Fjn1
    じゅん_旅の目 @JunRyokoShashin - 2019-08-04
    If talking about Hokkaido, except Sapporo which we must visit, Otaru and Noboribetsu are also two of the best spots… https://t.co/vx4driQK3c
    じゅん_旅の目 @JunRyokoShashin - 2019-08-04
    If talking about Hokkaido, except Sapporo which we must visit, Otaru and Noboribetsu are also two of the best spots… https://t.co/vx4driQK3c
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    Nur Ain Sarah @nur_ain_sarah - 2019-07-28
    This will forever be my favourite photo from my Hokkaido trip two years ago❤ It sure felt like a refreshing change… https://t.co/pXYlMFknFI
    yan@study @yaneigo88 - 2019-07-16
    I went to Otaru today.
    I got on the boat in Otaru Canal.
    Now, I’m waiting the plane in the airport.
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    은젵_💙_비투비 @jetzki06 - 2019-07-15
    Looking through the calm waters...🏞 #ClassicBackScenicShots #EunJetTravels💙 #KitakitaSaHokkaido… https://t.co/BTgYblV3DB
    Ernest Schaal @ErnestSchaal - 2019-07-14
    Famous canal town
    Thousands of tourists flock there
    I am one of them

    #haiku #otaru

    Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan https://t.co/wJiLLJvvib
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    Views of #Otaru Canal at night #Japan #travelphotography https://t.co/5V3rOYfxds
    Paul Dymond @PaulDymond - 2019-07-10
    A couple enjoy lunch in a converted factory on the banks of the Otaru canal. https://t.co/lvxBMzqtIw https://t.co/kQry4pWHLT
    Paul Dymond @PaulDymond - 2019-07-09
    This young man was selling his wares to the tourists who flock to the Otaru canal, a popular day trip from Sapporo.… https://t.co/bwhKzVUzK2
    Paul Dymond @PaulDymond - 2019-07-08
    There are many day trips out of Sapporo and one of the most popular is the seaside town of Otaru, a short train tri… https://t.co/NLK6l54ECY
    akira @galaxia99 - 2019-07-08
    @harukarin31 It's that Otaru? I used to live there , I love the canal, 👍👍👍
    akira @galaxia99 - 2019-07-08
    @harukarin31 It's that Otaru? I used to live there , I love the canal, 👍👍👍
    Thanks Japan(EN) @thxjpn - 2019-07-04
    One of the famous sightseeing spots, “Otaru” in Japan. The townscape with historical architectures and fresh seafoo… https://t.co/ofjvYGUv8A
    OnionChoppingNinja @onion_chopping - 2019-07-03
    Otaru Canal. The buildings here are a curious mix of western and eastern architecture (2nd pic) so you have a build… https://t.co/1RzP97RUu0
    All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2019-06-24
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    cass loves hyunjin @wanyeondan - 2019-06-19
    @Stray_Kids #StrayKidsComeback went to otaru canal today hehe all of you would love it here i hope you enjoy the… https://t.co/eRjmqxSbDW
    jimin’s cass @wanyeondan - 2019-06-19
    @Stray_Kids #StrayKidsComeback went to otaru canal today hehe all of you would love it here i hope you enjoy the… https://t.co/eRjmqxSbDW
    jimin’s cass 🇯🇵 @wanyeondan - 2019-06-19
    @Stray_Kids #StrayKidsComeback went to otaru canal today hehe all of you would love it here i hope you enjoy the… https://t.co/eRjmqxSbDW
    Urban Capture @urbancapture - 2019-06-18
    Captured: Canal, Nichigin Street, Otaru, Japan https://t.co/8CHqGAT3Ha https://t.co/EZa0wbDKfH
    All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2019-06-14
    Everything you need to know about Hokkaido's most romantic place: Otaru Canal!

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    Marcel Fröhlich @cello1405 - 2019-06-14
    Hokkaido: Tomorrow I'm leaving from Otaru by ferry to Niigata, so I had to visit the canal at the waterfront a last… https://t.co/zO7OHSf3Cc
    All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2019-06-13
    Everything you need to know about Hokkaido's most romantic place: Otaru Canal!

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    Emm✨ @emm_kdn - 2019-06-13
    [Not KD related] (2) Just wanted to share some photos from my Hokkaido trip while waiting for KD’s comeback 🤞🏻🤞🏻!!!… https://t.co/rsIwtuR9Fx

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