Otaru Canal

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Hokkaido Otaru Canal | Gaslight Promenade

Hokkaido Otaru Canal | Gaslight Promenade

The Otaru Canal was built in the last days of the Taisho era and half of it remains today. Although the canal helped Otaru flourish as a commercial seaport, changes that occurred in marine transportation diminished its role and soon it became less important. However, in the 1980s, its promenade was improved and a gaslight was placed thanks to the conservation activity of the canal. Therefore, it was born again as a sightseeing spot. Along the canal stand stately warehouses made of bricks or Sapporo freestone which have now been turned into restaurants, variety stores, and souvenir shops.

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Otaru

Otaru

Nicknamed

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

Red Brick Building of Hokkaido

Otaru Music Box Museum

Otaru Music Box Museum

One of the largest museum shops in Japan featuring music boxes in Hokkaido

Kitaichi Glass

Kitaichi Glass

Glass creation workshop in Hokkaido, Otaru

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