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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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    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)

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    52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-09-13
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    52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-09-13
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    52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-09-12
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    52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-09-12
    Otaru Canal & More: 12 Reasons to Add Otaru to Your Hokkaido Bucket List! https://t.co/vBWhWeXoQk https://t.co/diCNcEHHQg
    bluemist @bluemistP - 2020-09-11
    @adun50 When I was there we went to:
    Mt. Moiwa Ropeway (near Sapporo)
    Lake Shikotsu (but for an night ice festival… https://t.co/F3VJSyJFDE
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    @AmbroiseVelvet Check out maruyama zoo if that’s your thing, old factory building are nice looking too in Sapporo b… https://t.co/1rthmEEKwi
    No one ever listens to Zathras @NomeDaBarbarian - 2020-09-07
    @Tazerface16 The Otaru Beer Hall, in Otaru Japan. Huge beers by the canal. https://t.co/3g1QQGo3b9
    Visit Japan From Canada @jntocanada - 2020-09-05
    Oil lamps illuminate the canals of #Otaru, #Hokkaido at night, and during the day a calm breeze makes a leisurely… https://t.co/B9SqNVGB0X
    Love & Wander @love_and_wander - 2020-09-03
    Japan Day 168 - Sapporo:

    We had a lovely day trip to Otaru to explore the canal, visit museums, eat fried chicken… https://t.co/wUTO1YX5PN
    JAPANESE GOODS CO. @japanesegoodsco - 2020-09-01
    Beautiful place we went last year. Otaru Canal, Otaru city, Hokkaido.

    #lifeinjapan #lifeintokyo #livinginjapan… https://t.co/KvcxEFxOaz
    LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-09-01
    Otaru is known for its gorgeous canal, fresh sushi, and delicious cheesecake - what's not to love? https://t.co/KlFs0ITTCb
    orio😔 online classes @_orioorio - 2020-08-27
    First time doing a #dtiys so i did @soft_bloom_’s #softbloomdtiys after watching her video where she drew the otaru… https://t.co/U1vIXuxVfn
    Clay Clayton @RealClayClayton - 2020-08-26
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    KimHeeAeFC @KimHeeAeFC1 - 2020-08-26
    That #Otaru Canal we all know the best thing happened under the full moon. 🌕 #윤희에게 #MoonlitWinter https://t.co/pB8rrzbPiP
    KimHeeAeFC @KimHeeAeFC1 - 2020-08-26
    That #Otaru Canal we all know the best thing happened under the full moon. 🌕 #윤희에게 #MoonlitWinter https://t.co/pB8rrzbPiP
    KimHeeAeFC @KimHeeAeFC1 - 2020-08-26
    That #Otaru Canal we all know the best thing happened under the full moon. 🌕 #윤희에게 #MoonlitWinter https://t.co/pB8rrzbPiP
    油彩画のHiNA🐥(+YouTuber)art @hinamethod - 2020-08-24
    Finally,I finished painting the ship that worked well at Otaru Canal on onece time.

    The ship take brown now beco… https://t.co/Ey0s5hoDlI
    油彩画のHiNA🐥(+YouTube)art @hinamethod - 2020-08-24
    Finally,I finished painting the ship that worked well at Otaru Canal on onece time.

    The ship take brown now beco… https://t.co/Ey0s5hoDlI
    油彩画家のHiNA🐥(+YouTuber)#HEROs2020 @hinamethod - 2020-08-24
    Finally,I finished painting the ship that worked well at Otaru Canal on onece time.

    The ship take brown now beco… https://t.co/Ey0s5hoDlI
    trip_hokkaido.jp @hokkaido_trip - 2020-08-19
    Otaru Canal in winter (Otaru City)
    Photo by @photography.sytravel(instagram)

    The Otaru Canal shows a completely di… https://t.co/AouZ5V9UAz
    adiantum @adiantumadiadi - 2020-08-15
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    Rachael 🌸✨🎐 @rachym14 - 2020-08-14
    @AwesomeTokyo I have! I went to see the gorgeous snow path at the Otaru canal!
    Stella 🌼 @Bell_live03 - 2020-08-13
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    Sunset at Otaru Canal, Hokkaido.

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    I was thinking alone at the Canal and I lost myself in thought.… https://t.co/8XeVaGFlBz
    Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-08-11
    #Vanlife and wandering #Hokkaido 42th day.
    Otaru canal in Otaru city.
    A person standing by the canal on 2nd photo w… https://t.co/wwbsqGahqe
    S&T.com @STcom16 - 2020-08-10
    Otaru Canal
    #Nightview

    #Japansightseeingtravel#Worldtravel#Professionalphotographer#Olympics#Japan#Shrinesandtempl… https://t.co/xpv2aKwZ9r
    ☆砂時計☆ @santa777sp - 2020-08-08
    2020.08.08
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    OTARU NORTH CANAL LIVE THEATER https://t.co/3o5jNyYqV3
    Plugboats @Plugboats - 2020-08-01
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