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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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    Red Planet Hotels @redplanethotels - 2019-11-18
    Otaru canal — wintery tones⛄️❄️ https://t.co/iS0KI4f9PR
    Joy Villar @iBeDreamChasing - 2019-11-17
    Probable meet cute earlier at Otaru Canal:

    MC goes down the canal walkway. But the snow on the ground was melting,… https://t.co/mYMat0iXnv
    Fleemy @fleemyjapan - 2019-11-12
    #Otaru #DenukiKoji #OtaruCanal
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    Now, Denuki koji (出抜小路) has been one of the icon of Otaru Ci… https://t.co/YR5RSZmv4Q
    Ashley Yong @AshleyDeWarrior - 2019-11-08
    Last year in Otaru Canal Hokkaido, missing it so much 🤦🏻‍♀️#travel #thankgod #hokkaido #japan https://t.co/3RkBusEUKv
    Jojje Olsson @jojjeols - 2019-11-06
    By the sea and the canal in Zenibako and Otaru last week. https://t.co/f8zH5XZae4
    Gaba Japan @GabaJapan - 2019-11-04
    While our recruiter was in Hokkaido to meet a new instructor last weekend, she went to Otaru, a small town 45 minut… https://t.co/fGCLFNloEw
    AliCtheworld @AliIsBk1 - 2019-11-03
    @s13965019 @TNHokkaido @masa_MS_ Otaru .... I can see the spot where I slipped and fell on wet snow, beside the canal 😕
    Trav Talk @_TravTalk_ - 2019-10-29
    An #Otaru Canal Cruise ride, during the 'Visit Japan Travel MICE Mart' Media Familiarization trip.🛶🌊

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    willie chan @williechan - 2019-10-22
    Back again, this time in Autumn. It's time to explore new places.
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    #explore #otaru #canal #japan #hokkaido… https://t.co/klydnWgSEa
    Theglobalpeasant @Theglobalpeasa1 - 2019-10-21
    Great night in #otaru along the canal! #Hokkaido #Japan #travel #travelling #backpacking https://t.co/MVqatVmd6E
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    It took just about 40 minutes from Sapporo to this small harbor city.
    Otaru has a beautiful canal area and served a… https://t.co/Tz9hp9EN8B
    Gillian Kew @GillianEdits - 2019-10-16
    Otaru Canal, Sapporo and mountain ash trees
    Dr.Hj. MarissaHaque @Haque_Marissa - 2019-10-15
    A birthday Mom with her handsome hubby @ikangfawzi, hehehe... At the Otaru canal... https://t.co/ht0z03CAIw
    IOI-WeMe-SaNakHii-F9 @ekha_nugrah - 2019-10-13
    The best part's the scane in Otaru Canal
    PeiKuan331 @PKuan331 - 2019-09-30
    Along the Otaru canal...... 🖤 https://t.co/5Dxzvo6a83
    106💚127 @Magichand0186 - 2019-09-27
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    Different positions but same area.
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    DJ Kazzoo!! @DJkazzoo - 2019-09-26
    Otaru canal reflection Ⅱ. https://t.co/GGz3UxNV47
    DJ Kazzoo!! @DJkazzoo - 2019-09-26
    Otaru canal reflection.

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    #無事到着… https://t.co/ThkUgBQVwf
    RAKKII-san (Art Hiatus, in台灣) @2DXRAKKII - 2019-09-21
    Final Day of Japan summary. We ate ramen for breakfast. It wasn't as salty as I thought it would be but it was stil… https://t.co/hxaWaHFgj0
    RAKKII-san (Hiatus, in台灣) @2DXRAKKII - 2019-09-21
    Final Day of Japan summary. We ate ramen for breakfast. It wasn't as salty as I thought it would be but it was stil… https://t.co/hxaWaHFgj0
    ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2019-09-19
    Summer in #Sapporo | #Otaru Canal and Music Box ...

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    Clay Clayton @RealClayClayton - 2019-09-18
    We arrived in Otaru Japan this morning after an enjoyable and uneventful crossing. The city had a revitalized canal… https://t.co/KjDWiAgVPz
    Chic Leblois @chic_leblois - 2019-09-11
    Charming Otaru Canal
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    The Catalogue of Japan @japanesecatalog - 2019-09-08
    #Otaru #Canal.
    In #Hokkaido, there are many places you should visit and this city is most famous spot of them.
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    Jeff Winship @lastlog - 2019-09-04
    Day trip to Otaru! Nice vibe and a cool canal. https://t.co/XscUyuxe7g
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    What was I watching that made me want to go to Otaru Canal? I forgot 😂
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    What was I watching that made me want to go to Otaru Canal? I forgot 😂
    Athithakorn Phuphong @DewGreenSsru - 2019-08-30
    (7/13) So hold your head up and you’ll go far... 🍀 #HokkaidoNoScript #北海道 #北海道で初めて #ReiwaEra #令和 #Otaru #小樽… https://t.co/XCnqDoLRvO
    Athithakorn Phuphong @DewGreenSsru - 2019-08-29
    (7/13) When I look back on my life 🍀 #HokkaidoNoScript #北海道 #北海道で初めて #ReiwaEra #令和 #Otaru #小樽 #OtaruCanal #小樽運河… https://t.co/r8yOf9Utxo
    Athithakorn Phuphong @DewGreenSsru - 2019-08-28
    (7/13) Spider-Man: Far From Home 🤣🤣🍀 #HokkaidoNoScript #北海道 #北海道で初めて #ReiwaEra #令和 #Otaru #小樽 #OtaruCanal #小樽運河… https://t.co/mD8ZoqxQCr
    Athithakorn Phuphong @DewGreenSsru - 2019-08-27
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    Information
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    Access / Public Transport
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