1-1-13 Sakura, Otaru, Hokkaido, 047-0156, Japan
More about Otaru
Kitaichi Venetian Art Museum
Otaru railway station
Cosy cabin down the road
Scene from cruise
Travel Tips for Otaru
If you have long heard of Hokkaido crabs and all the fabulous seafood of Hokkaido, simply walk into one of the seafood wholesalers situated around Otaru (mostly around the canal though).
You can even try the hotate (scallop) in miso cooked right in front of your eyes and eaten right out of the shell. Each costs about ¥300 on average.
"Kitaichi Glass Works"
I felt like I was somewhere between Japan and New England in this impressive combination store and glassworks.
There were so many beautiful objects here, the picture cannot do justice to all of them.
"Old Town Buildings"
I loved these small streets with old, wooden buildings. It felt homey and comfortable and had a feeling of connection to the 19th century in Hokkaido.