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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.

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  • Open 24 hours

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  • 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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    Maroon20 @maru06201 - 2020-06-23
    Town No.24 Otaru🇯🇵
    Otaru canal is most major spot in Otaru. Good atmosphere for working. I would like to reccomend… https://t.co/Hf8W8TCfA7
    Stevyn IronFeather 鉄羽 Prothero @futurecodejp - 2020-06-19
    Rusty barge on the Otaru canal. #hokkaido https://t.co/MixiKd1RBl
    jason francis @jasonfrancis71 - 2020-06-19
    @TheShanaLeigh Looks perfect I could walk for hours along there. Reminds me of a walk I did along the canal when I was in Otaru last year.
    Martin @marhas1 - 2020-06-02
    Boat tour on Otaru Canal by @marhas1 - Boat tour along the old warehouses at Otaru Canal. Otaru Canal (小樽運河, Otaru… https://t.co/BFOi7a9lhw
    Martin @marhas1 - 2020-06-02
    Otaru Canal by @marhas1 - Otaru Brewery in old grain warehouse No.1 https://t.co/LeGhp3SepO
    WindowSeat @TheWindowSeatPH - 2020-05-30
    Otaru Canal
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    Use #WindowSeatPH in your adventures to get featured! https://t.co/WSVpLWSdP5
    wy˚* ❀ ⛈🌧🌦⛅️🌤☀️🌈 @rlawnsausw - 2020-05-26
    happy 5th anniversary to the boys!!!! i would have been in osaka today and going for svt’s concert tmr if things ha… https://t.co/SoIuYcLDsg
    Noelia Somoza @somozanoe - 2020-05-23
    Otaru is a city located in Hokkaido, just by the Sea of Japan. I was lucky enough to visit it for one day and fell… https://t.co/3ZMAAxdwqa
    hiroki_kojima_721 @hiroki721kojima - 2020-05-12
    【Nostalgia】
    This is where I feel nostalgia in Japan.

    At the Otaru Canal in Hokkaido.
    #instaotaru… https://t.co/24okNl8FdB
    pritham dsouza @morbidpitbull - 2020-05-11
    Feeding seagulls at the #Otaru #canal . I clicked this using the 1dxmkii and 70-20 lens in July 2016 . #japan… https://t.co/EiVkk3V6lH
    trip_hokkaido.jp @hokkaido_trip - 2020-05-06
    Winter on the Otaru Canal(Otaru city,Hokkaido)
    Photo by @nanairo_eiko(instagram)

    The night view of the Otaru Canal… https://t.co/tCkdWbzGmt
    trip_hokkaido.jp @hokkaido_trip - 2020-05-02
    Gas light of Otaru Canal (Otaru City, Hokkaido)
    Photo by @mari_otaru(instagram)

    There are many historic buildings… https://t.co/JzwpuxhWH7
    mai&kiki魔女の宅急便 @maikiki30056067 - 2020-04-28
    @SundenDaniel Famous for the canal
    Otaru canal in Hokkaido
    I visited once

    Stone warehouses and historic buildings… https://t.co/c8qVPYgADz
    A Social Nomad @ASocialNomad - 2020-04-26
    Add the awesome northern port town of Otaru in Japan to your #bucketlist. Gorgeous canal, beautiful views, amazing… https://t.co/TdNGNkkXIV
    annette @annettezki - 2020-04-23
    wait lang, ako naman.. choz! •

    back in 2015, Feb, at Otaru Canal in Hokkaido.. during this time, there’s no way to… https://t.co/CjE1vHTWWU
    𝚛𝚢𝚊𝚗𝚗 @juangallego68 - 2020-04-23
    The famous Otaru Canal where Lea and Tonyo sailed through the river of Otaru despite Lea’s blindness. It’s the firs… https://t.co/mBHUMlQEgH
    マット 🇺🇸🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @OldDominionJack - 2020-04-03
    @DarkMatter89 Have you been over to Otaru yet to hang out near the canal and check out all the glass shops? Otaru i… https://t.co/n14gk1o8mq
    ・: *✧𝘕𝘦𝘰 𝘙𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨✧*:・ @starrynct - 2020-04-03
    @YUM0RK otaru bridge canal 🥺
    🐅 @moeyaji - 2020-04-02
    @machtwotoaster I really liked otaru the canal is epic but I’m sad I didn’t get to have the dango because I forgot… https://t.co/qOtZkYJ8gb
    Do not Thump the Book of G'Nome @NomeDaBarbarian - 2020-04-01
    My favorite beer hall in the world, Johannes Braun's Reinheitsgebot-compliant perplexingly Bavarian Otaru Beer Hall… https://t.co/BKxrWUwD4v
    x-tina @LeungXtina - 2020-03-27
    Nice stroll near the Otaru Canal while enjoying the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival.

    #japan #japanguide #Hokkaido… https://t.co/oZjVKTin7u
    Angelina Wee @angelinawee - 2020-03-25
    All we can do now is pray for this storm to be over, staying strong and healthy.
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    #nanatravels2020 #japan… https://t.co/Ex0y5JaJfj
    zakka @zakka - 2020-03-11
    OTARU Canal I SAPPORO Travel I JAPAN Travel Video https://t.co/aXRzPURiRW https://t.co/aaNkGfBDtq
    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-03
    Snowfall Slo-mo / Otaru Canal
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    #otaru #winter #hokkaido #japan #snow #snowday #cold #frozen… https://t.co/DOkuK2820A
    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
    Liston a song while snowfall in Canal plaza tourist infomation center 09 02 2020
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    #otaru #winter… https://t.co/rZJ7bk8N3n
    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
    Love At Otaru Canal -6.4°C
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    #otaru #winter #hokkaido #japan #snow #snowday #cold #canal… https://t.co/RKogw3Hj7h
    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
    Snow and Cute Pug Dog at Otaru Canal
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    #otaru #winter #hokkaido #japan #snow #snowday #cold #canal… https://t.co/CZR9Ede9Ca
    Cee Cat @CeeeCat - 2020-03-02
    Snow and Weather at Otaru Canal -6.4°C
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    #otaru #winter #hokkaido #japan #snow #snowday #cold… https://t.co/E4m6fT9bUa
    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

    #hokkaido #sapporo #wanderlust #adventure… https://t.co/RxKk2jUfpK

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    Information
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    Opening Hours
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    Closed
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    Price / Entrance Fee
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    Access / Public Transport
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    Related Links
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    Address / Location
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    Recommended
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