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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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    テレンス@ JPS20改(北海道) @Tx_2171F - 2020-01-14
    I'm surprised... It's Otaru, in Hokkaido (music box, canal etc) and overnight parking of car in the (semi-posh) hot… https://t.co/EfAj63Ebml
    テレンス@2020 🤔 @Tx_2171F - 2020-01-14
    I'm surprised... It's Otaru, in Hokkaido (music box, canal etc) and overnight parking of car in the (semi-posh) hot… https://t.co/EfAj63Ebml
    テレンス@JPS20改 (北海道) @Tx_2171F - 2020-01-14
    I'm surprised... It's Otaru, in Hokkaido (music box, canal etc) and overnight parking of car in the (semi-posh) hot… https://t.co/EfAj63Ebml
    テレンス@JPS20改 (北海道) @Tx_2171F - 2020-01-14
    I'm surprised... It's Otaru, in Hokkaido (music box, canal etc) and overnight parking of car in the (semi-posh) hot… https://t.co/EfAj63Ebml
    Hiroshi Ishii 石井裕 @ishii_mit - 2020-01-12
    【小樽碧】The blue I found near the Otaru Canal at the end of 2019. https://t.co/UYgwMgr4dc https://t.co/fJV6SeQ8XV
    stowe @stowe94122132 - 2020-01-12
    【小樽碧】The blue I found near the Otaru Canal at the end of 2019. https://t.co/qKXcc6k65Z https://t.co/WOvqGqm6uf
    🐅@🇯🇵 @moeyaji - 2020-01-09
    We’re now done with both the Hokkaido museum and historical village and hoping we can get to otaru before the canal building closes!!!
    finder @diversityfinder - 2020-01-07
    https://t.co/WKQ0qnGXx7 https://t.co/a3t1Iuzaos via @YouTube
    You can enjoy fantastic scenery such as lighted-up war… https://t.co/iUeFAg19Vw
    ジン☆YJ @JIN_Yamashina - 2020-01-07
    ❄️ Hokkaido Snow Otaru Story ❄️

    The falling snow and light invites travelers to a fantastic world in Hokkaido! ✨… https://t.co/68Nx1IKVFu
    PhotoSpot MAP @PhotoSpotMap - 2020-01-05
    Otaru Canal in Hokkaido Japan

    Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, Cruise ship, restaurant, snow scene, night view, cafe, Photo… https://t.co/kcGwZeM1k3
    Nanik111 @NanikYlianti1 - 2020-01-03
    Otaru, small town located in the nortwest of sapporo. This is the landmark Otaru Canal. The Canal connected to the… https://t.co/8uqwMUF5tk
    GT| ShinATproof(・ωメ) @WeeabooNinja - 2019-12-31
    Moving on to Otaru, it's a port town that also loves its beer. But in addition to an awesome German beer hall that… https://t.co/KY7EnKOPdY
    Lau Ren → BNHA: HEROES RISING SPOILERS!! @lau_ren_s - 2019-12-31
    Went to Otaru Canal today!
    First time experiencing lotsa snow falling and it's looks so majestic (but cold lmao)… https://t.co/MQCPMyDoe9
    Archie Ang @archieiology - 2019-12-30
    Otaru Canal during Winter ☃️ https://t.co/Zsd9NUovft
    Q @Q4737 - 2019-12-28
    I love China's rivertowns esp Wuzhen but Otaru's canal appeals to me as well. Just like beaches, even if we have ou… https://t.co/KT4auXuvai
    KousukeP †lily_knight† @hystericallify - 2019-12-27
    @Mycstea Ditto about Otaru, the canal is such a good place whatever the season.
    VALENCIA, Dana Eve @DannysDayOut - 2019-12-26
    After a decade, we meet again under a winter sky.

    📍Otaru Canal, Hokkaido

    #DannysDayOut https://t.co/dUgDd77EzS
    You DON'T know me. @shinmury - 2019-12-16
    #StoryBehindMyPict This view was what I saw when I walked through the path (promenade) alongside Otaru Canal from A… https://t.co/CqjtgaQ46I
    You'll see my alter ego here. @shinmury - 2019-12-16
    #StoryBehindMyPict This view was what I saw when I walked through the path (promenade) alongside Otaru Canal from A… https://t.co/CqjtgaQ46I
    Stella 🌼 @Bell_live03 - 2019-12-15
    Good afternoon🌿

    I'd love to go back❣️

    Otaru Canal is the symbol of the commercial city. Otaru that once prospered… https://t.co/KjVW5iryRq
    You DON'T know me. @shinmury - 2019-12-15
    #StoryBehindMyPict Saw many rickshaws on my way from JR Otaru Station to canal area, and there were more around the… https://t.co/GclNbR6VpK
    You don't know me @shinmury - 2019-12-15
    #StoryBehindMyPict Saw many rickshaws on my way from JR Otaru Station to canal area, and there were more around the… https://t.co/GclNbR6VpK
    You'll see my alter ego here. @shinmury - 2019-12-15
    #StoryBehindMyPict Saw many rickshaws on my way from JR Otaru Station to canal area, and there were more around the… https://t.co/GclNbR6VpK
    Jerry Olynuk, CFA @WealthCheck - 2019-12-14
    @InsideJapan @JapaninCanada The Otaru Canal in winter...
    I Love Japan @ jnto @jntocanada - 2019-12-11
    When visiting #Hokkaido Prefecture, make a stop along the #OtaruCanal located in the port city of #Otaru. The canal… https://t.co/DiqrALnaxU
    aja @🚽🚿📶 @kirashandfetish - 2019-12-09
    we went to the otaru canal today hoes.... https://t.co/M07l730IyM
    Benzoix @Benzoix1 - 2019-12-08
    [4K] Relaxing Christmas music with Otaru Canal in Winter season with Sun... https://t.co/gPq7hYI3px via @YouTube
    Queen of Napping @AuroCyanide - 2019-12-04
    Today I'm going to go check out Otaru! It's a coastal town that was famous for herring and glass making apparently. It has a canal!
    hana 🌻 @kara_noai - 2019-12-03
    Letter

    Do you know of Otaru?
    It’s a town with a canal, warehouse, & customs house. I really love that town.
    The p… https://t.co/hGUz0DuNUN
    Read All About It @readallabouteet - 2019-11-22
    And then just a 40 minute train ride away is charming Otaru, with a beautiful canal and the cutest boutique stores… https://t.co/BCxUJTQezC
    Red Planet Hotels @redplanethotels - 2019-11-18
    Otaru canal — wintery tones⛄️❄️ https://t.co/iS0KI4f9PR

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