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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

Address / LocationAddress / Location


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    ☃ Annomy @a_anntomy - 2018-12-15
    Yesterday in Otaru Canal.
    #OtaruCanal #Hokkaido https://t.co/p1mOZsxyAN
    once more into the 🗑 @beingevil - 2018-12-14
    @tabikaeruinfo Apologies! I thought that the picture was Otaru Canal (小樽運河)

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    Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-13
    One of the famous sightseeing spots, “Otaru” in Japan. The townscape with historical architectures and fresh seafoo… https://t.co/cj4CFRb3X2
    False Dmitry IV @DCLaurie - 2018-12-10
    Side trip to Otaru and its canal. https://t.co/UTf7YlyzQo
    Cuti cuti kaki travel @IsskndarAriffin - 2018-12-07
    *Itinerary 5D4N*
    Day 1 : Arrival - Chocolate Factory Visit - Hokkaido Former Gov. Building - Sapporo TV Tower - Ch… https://t.co/gQkoyzWoAK
    Cuti cuti kaki travel @IsskndarAriffin - 2018-12-07
    *Itinerary 5D4N*
    Day 1 : Arrival - Chocolate Factory Visit - Hokkaido Former Gov. Building - Sapporo TV Tower - Ch… https://t.co/gQkoyzWoAK
    Cuti cuti kaki travel @IsskndarAriffin - 2018-12-07
    *Itinerary 5D4N*
    Day 1 : Arrival - Chocolate Factory Visit - Hokkaido Former Gov. Building - Sapporo TV Tower - Ch… https://t.co/gQkoyzWoAK
    Cuti cuti kaki travel @IsskndarAriffin - 2018-12-07
    *Itinerary 5D4N*
    Day 1 : Arrival - Chocolate Factory Visit - Hokkaido Former Gov. Building - Sapporo TV Tower - Ch… https://t.co/gQkoyzWoAK
    Isskandar Ariffin @IsskndarAriffin - 2018-12-07
    *Itinerary 5D4N*
    Day 1 : Arrival - Chocolate Factory Visit - Hokkaido Former Gov. Building - Sapporo TV Tower - Ch… https://t.co/gQkoyzWoAK
    Japan In Images @JapanInImages - 2018-12-06
    Train station and canal in Otaru, Hokkaido. https://t.co/AFpybznRkj
    M Octaviadi Oka @MOctaviadi - 2018-12-06
    Last sunny day in Otaru Canal City Hokkaido. Otaru Beer. Latepost #heart #wet #oka #travelphotography #food #beer… https://t.co/pmdEBrjThh
    หลิงหลิง @ling_wrsc - 2018-12-03
    Hokkaido 2018 —

    Noboribetsu
    Shirahige Waterfall
    Chapel on the Water
    Blue Pond
    The Kiroro
    Otaru Canal https://t.co/9Qb6i5Rk9W
    หลิงหลิง @ling_wrsc - 2018-12-03
    Hokkaido 2018 —

    Noboribetsu
    Shirahige Waterfall
    Chapel on the Water
    Blue Pond
    The Kiroro
    Otaru Canal https://t.co/9Qb6i5Rk9W
    千万太 @kitouchimata - 2018-12-02
    Otaru Canal Cruise. https://t.co/l3UFphINKi
    WINK @wink_swan - 2018-11-19
    #Otaru Canal https://t.co/79DsNzgUR4
    kariza @krzhope - 2018-11-18
    I met three arashi fangrils here in Otaru. We met the two teens in Otaru Canal. One has no fave, she loves them all… https://t.co/JwIxYAfO95
    ทัวร์ดีดีถูกถูก @Sky13708242 - 2018-11-18
    #Otaru Canal https://t.co/p7TH7Wi3Mj
    佐藤モモ @momotarozu - 2018-11-16
    So those pics were taken at Otaru canal?!?!?! 😱😱😱 wooww! 😱 I just knew 😱 https://t.co/VOZGatnRZM
    All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2018-11-13
    #Otaru's canal shines with candles during their yearly #winter #illumination event. 🌟

    Learn more about this and o… https://t.co/prYXqAJKf3
    KACANG BUNCIT @syudsenget - 2018-11-11
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    Otaru Canal ✔️
    Susukino Town ✔️
    Sakaimachi Street ✔️
    Jr Train 🚈
    Subway 🚊
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    #sapporo #japan… https://t.co/oPK37fOXEi
    TechGeek_Guy @TechGeek_Guy - 2018-11-11
    boats docking at Otaru Canal. Hokkaido. Japan
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    #leicaq #leicaqtype116 #leicaqcamera #leicaphoto #leicaimages… https://t.co/SoFMGQdRGf
    Ana Gonzales @anagon - 2018-11-10
    Otaru Canal Situation: “Personal” Picnic with @ceagonzales 😂♥️🛶 #japanagon #anagonvacation #travelwithtep #tepwirel… https://t.co/cBl2RXWfjm
    karen young @atkarenskitchen - 2018-11-08
    Otaru's iconic symbol, the Otaru Canal, was completed in 1923 when Western influence penetrated Japan and ships com… https://t.co/N2Vx5wbOUY
    Y.K.J @YKJ08596165 - 2018-11-04
    This is The Otaru Canal. It's one of the most famous spots in Hokkaido.
    You can try Otaru Special Beer.

    'We are pr… https://t.co/I4hLrDU3iC
    Shire Koshimizu @Koshimizu_Shire - 2018-11-03
    I sometimes admire Otaru Canal for its liveliness even after being out of use.
    Shire Koshimizu @ヤマノ難民 @Koshimizu_Shire - 2018-11-03
    I sometimes admire Otaru Canal for its liveliness even after being out of use.
    딜아 @eunhaejuseyo - 2018-11-03
    181103 OP Spotted #EunHae and their manager today in Sapporo Otaru Canal
    #Donghae's IG Story
    📍Otaru Canal Minatomac… https://t.co/ifHDzHMNyC
    딜아 @eunhaejuseyo - 2018-11-03
    181103 OP Spotted #EunHae and their manager today in Sapporo Otaru Canal
    #Donghae's IG Story
    📍Otaru Canal Minatomac… https://t.co/ifHDzHMNyC
    딜아 @eunhaejuseyo - 2018-11-03
    heenim had visited Otaru Canal n Sapporo a few years ago ♥ https://t.co/GPbg42dRgG
    딜아 @eunhaejuseyo - 2018-11-03
    heenim had visited Otaru Canal n Sapporo a few years ago ♥ https://t.co/GPbg42dRgG
    딜아🍒 @eunhaejuseyo - 2018-11-03
    181103 OP Spotted #EunHae and their manager today in Sapporo Otaru Canal
    #Donghae's IG Story
    📍Otaru Canal Minatomac… https://t.co/ifHDzHMNyC
    딜아🍒 @eunhaejuseyo - 2018-11-03
    181103 OP Spotted #EunHae and their manager today in Sapporo Otaru Canal
    #Donghae's IG Story
    📍Otaru Canal Minatomac… https://t.co/ifHDzHMNyC

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