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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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    x-tina @LeungXtina - 2020-03-27
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    Angelina Wee @angelinawee - 2020-03-25
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    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-03
    Snowfall Slo-mo / Otaru Canal
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    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
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    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
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    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
    Snow and Cute Pug Dog at Otaru Canal
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    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
    Snow and Weather at Otaru Canal -6.4°C
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    Deepaa Seleplai @DeepaSeleplai - 2020-03-02
    missing hokkaido winter!! Will be back next year !! 🤞 Otaru Canal, Hokkaido, Japan. https://t.co/zXyRNsOS11
    Hiendust @hiendust - 2020-03-02
    Hokkaido Adventures (Pt.11)
    *Towards the Otaru Canal*
    2/8/2020>2/9/2020

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    BarelyDevi @trudday - 2020-02-27
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    Tim Moore @timo_699 - 2020-02-27
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    ben mclaughlan @horizon_unknown - 2020-02-26
    Otaru's beautiful (and snowy) canal. There's more to see in this relatively hidden gem of Japan!
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    Blake Ward // ブレイク @blakeusness - 2020-02-20
    Otaru // 小樽市
    One of my favourite days in Japan was our day trip to Otaru. Pretty good snow fall for mid November as… https://t.co/xNcAc0mY3g
    Luis Alex ♕ @luisalexxx - 2020-02-18
    The Otaru Canal is sometimes known as the 'Venice of Japan' for its romantic winter views. Locals said that Otaru C… https://t.co/4NxXtqOkjL
    All Nippon Airways @FlyANA_official - 2020-02-17
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    So you wanna hear more rants? @clippords - 2020-02-12
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    All Nippon Airways @FlyANA_official - 2020-02-10
    @yamatorevive960 That's right, @yamatorevive960! The Otaru Snow Light Path Festival is being held at the Otaru Canal from February 9 to 16!
    All Nippon Airways @FlyANA_official - 2020-02-10
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    極星✡日本 神風2001 @yamatorevive960 - 2020-02-10
    @FlyANA_official at the Otaru Canal in Noboribetsu?
    Mika @Kirideth - 2020-02-09
    Porg admires the lights in the canal in Otaru https://t.co/wOLhKecD3E
    Toey @princesayn - 2020-02-07
    OTARU CANEL IN THE EVENING 🌅
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    ✎vᥲᥒvιsᥲ㉠㉦ 𐊀³⁴⁸ @viewview1605 - 2020-02-04
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    ✎vᥲᥒvιsᥲ㉠㉦ 𐊀³⁴⁹ @viewview1605 - 2020-02-04
    𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟸.𝟸𝟾.𝟷𝟻.𝟺𝟾
    𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟸.𝟸𝟾.𝟸𝟷.𝟺𝟾

    - like otaru canal but it's not -

    #ท้องฟ้าที่แปลว่าคิดถึง https://t.co/E8COszgv9q
    ✎vᥲᥒvιsᥲ㉠㉦ 𐊀³⁵³ @viewview1605 - 2020-02-04
    𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟸.𝟸𝟾.𝟷𝟻.𝟺𝟾
    𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟸.𝟸𝟾.𝟸𝟷.𝟺𝟾

    - like otaru canal but it's not -

    #ท้องฟ้าที่แปลว่าคิดถึง https://t.co/E8COszgv9q
    ✎vᥲᥒvιsᥲ㉠㉦ 𐊀³⁵³ @viewview1605 - 2020-02-04
    𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟸.𝟸𝟾.𝟷𝟻.𝟺𝟾
    𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟸.𝟸𝟾.𝟸𝟷.𝟺𝟾

    - like otaru canal but it's not -

    #ท้องฟ้าที่แปลว่าคิดถึง https://t.co/E8COszgv9q

    Notes

    Information
    Basic information about traveling to Otaru Canal.
    Opening Hours
    Opening hours of Otaru Canal.
    Closed
    Closed days or periods of Otaru Canal.
    Price / Entrance Fee
    Price of the entrance ticket or other fees for Otaru Canal (if applicable).
    Access / Public Transport
    How to get to Otaru Canal with public transportation.
    Related Links
    Official website of Otaru Canal or other related pages.
    Address / Location
    Address and map of Otaru Canal.
    Recommended
    List of other recommended sightseeing spots.
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