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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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    Gena @kytalli - 2021-01-20
    Therefore it is not cool to have so many sg HDB settlements built around the idea of canal living ala Otaru or mino… https://t.co/8OFqKi9A5C
    Norm on Self-Overhaul 2021 @NormanChella - 2021-01-16
    @typeoneerror They've got glass art museums, a canal for long walks, an underground tunnel/shopping system in Sappo… https://t.co/Q3gz4yIKzj
    Norman Chella @NormanChella - 2021-01-16
    @typeoneerror They've got glass art museums, a canal for long walks, an underground tunnel/shopping system in Sappo… https://t.co/Q3gz4yIKzj
    otaru morinoki (おたるないバックパッカーズホステル杜の樹) @otaru_morinoki - 2021-01-14
    Otaru canal in winter.
    #小樽 #otaru #小樽運河 #otarucanal #小樽運河クルーズ #otarucanalcruise #morinoki https://t.co/o0KRMKKKGJ
    น้องจิงเจ้อ ใครขิงเก่งไม่มี๊ @princesayn - 2021-01-12
    SWEATER WEATHER 🍃
    #tb #throwback #otaru #otarucanal #hokkaido #reviewotaru #japan #reviewjapan #sweaterweather… https://t.co/9Hb2fnD9EW
    *beautiful Japan* @JpnBeautiful - 2020-12-31
    Otaru Port has evolved as a gateway to the development of #Hokkaido, #Japan.
    In the old days, large ships were stay… https://t.co/mMJiYHtuPj
    LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-12-30
    Jewelry Ice' and Otaru Canal -- we're in love with these fairytale pics from #Hokkaido! 😍 https://t.co/X7FMcuFHUn
    Mari@Japanese Community🇯🇵 @sakura_tips_m - 2020-12-30
    ✅Want To Go Someday

    📍Otaru, Hokkaido

    It’s a romantic place at night..

    Light, canal, snow are so beautiful 😍

    Sw… https://t.co/iTBmWANq6f
    Paco Systems @PacoSystems - 2020-12-27
    Top story: @Visit_Japan: 'Have you ever cruised the Otaru Canal in Hokkaido? During the day the buildings that surr… https://t.co/WfmOmaKo3d
    Visit Japan @Visit_Japan - 2020-12-27
    Have you ever cruised the Otaru Canal in Hokkaido? During the day the buildings that surround the canal give off a… https://t.co/E2pGeUl6Kz
    forksnbackpacks @forksnbackpacks - 2020-12-20
    Winter comes with gifts and a lot of Snow. Guess where we would be next #Winter? #Japan for sure!
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    📍 Otaru Canal… https://t.co/n9b5fvqDPi
    Mausi @HistoryNerdGirl - 2020-12-19
    @brassoteach This is the canal in Otaru, on the coast on Hokkaido, Japan. There are loads of 1950s warehouse buildi… https://t.co/q7BI2t1KCk
    Skyscanner @Skyscanner - 2020-12-13
    The historic Otaru Canal looking resplendent in the snow. ❄

    📷 Photo Credit - travelsofvera on Instagram.

    Tag… https://t.co/45gSkDrd27
    T @tariqhilmi - 2020-12-12
    Otaru Canal is so pretty at night. And kinda miss my long hair. https://t.co/cp387JG26M
    Arienne Feyes @wingandthorn - 2020-12-11
    The Otaru Snow Light Path Festival in Hokkaido, Japan is one of the most romantic and breath-taking winter celebrat… https://t.co/tPGWZaWWcj
    ゆうこ🍓 @yutaminshai - 2020-12-08
    Day8
    What kind of date would you take Naitan❓
    First I bring nine to Japan🇯🇵, after that go to Tokyo Disneyland🐭, a… https://t.co/lYTJFx8aIK
    trip_hokkaido.jp @hokkaido_trip - 2020-11-30
    Otaru Canal wrapped in twilight blue
    Photo by @mari_otaru(instagram)

    Twilight Blue of Otaru Canal is only visited… https://t.co/JWM0o7qnsW
    the paperman's nook 🌾 @papermansnook - 2020-11-29
    @stammi_vicinora <>i just looked up, it's called otaru canal, hokkaido 😳😳 woahH<>
    Tsuki-san @tsukimi3105 - 2020-11-28
    Wow, Otaru in winter, went there in hot summer along this nice canal-sides! https://t.co/agQZ9OB7V2
    win ♡ @bunnypowerwin - 2020-11-19
    otaru, japan. i want to bring him to a romantic date while riding canal during winter season ❄️ haha... let me drea… https://t.co/Osq1xABkh6
    TAKEAWAYSJAPAN @takeawaysjapan - 2020-11-02
    The sun shines bright at Otaru Canal ☀️🍂 #otaru #japan #เที่ยวญี่ปุ่น #รีวิวญี่ปุ่น https://t.co/RS8EnDIVb4
    LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-10-30
    The #Otaru Canal Cruise has always been one of our favorite activities in #Hokkaido's cutest town!https://t.co/XacIJp721q
    lithop’s @ ace week! ↯ stream razzmatazzʕ•̫͡•ʔ @changewingwentz - 2020-10-23
    Especially the Otaru canal in Japan at winter times hahahaha https://t.co/QbSkcsESaR
    spooky skaroly skeletons↯ stream razzmatazzʕ•̫͡•ʔ @changewingwentz - 2020-10-23
    Especially the Otaru canal in Japan at winter times hahahaha https://t.co/QbSkcsESaR
    spooky skaroly skeletons↯ stream razzmatazzʕ•̫͡•ʔ @changewingwentz - 2020-10-23
    Especially the Otaru canal in Japan at winter times hahahaha https://t.co/QbSkcsESaR
    spooky skaroly skeletons💀 @ ace week! ↯ ʕ•̫͡•ʔ @changewingwentz - 2020-10-23
    Especially the Otaru canal in Japan at winter times hahahaha https://t.co/QbSkcsESaR
    Anwar Salahuddin @OtakuAnwar - 2020-09-27
    @abemakoto726 Ok. I need to keep Otaru Canal in mind if I ever get a chance to visit Hokkaido, if I ever go back t… https://t.co/gMPsCt5ZVu
    Aelen @aelen_altria - 2020-09-21
    The most famous place in Otaru is the Otaru Canal: a place for romantic plots, movie shots and running rikshas. Ota… https://t.co/DN1ZxFNZCq
    Phillip (フィリップ) @adun50 - 2020-09-21
    OK it’s starting to rain heavily in Otaru, so heading back to Sapporo. Wanted to take a photo of the canal at night… https://t.co/jw1xKQ93OK
    trip_hokkaido.jp @hokkaido_trip - 2020-09-16
    Night view from Otaru Port (Otaru City, Hokkaido)
    Photo @kororon4686(instagram)

    Otaru is famous as a city with a c… https://t.co/ZomOkFW6jk

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