Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Hokkaido  /  Otaru  /  Asari Dam

Asari Dam, Otaru

3.6
#8 of 21 in Parks in Otaru
Asari Dam is a dam in Otaru, Hokkaidō, Japan, completed in 1993. It is a Gravity dam of 73.9m which is currently managed by the Hokkaido Construction Department. The man-made lake which resulted from the construction of the dam is called Otarunai Lake.OverviewConstruction of the dam began in 1979 and lasted until completion in 1993. Due to the planning of the dam's construction through the Hokkaido roadway, the roadway was modified in 1986 and the creation of the Asari Sky Loop.TourismThe artificial Otarunai lake was named by the citizens after an offer for public input was addressed. In 1994, the Otarunai Lakeside Park opened to the public and the Asari Dam Memorial building was constructed. It is also possible to walk on the dam during open hours. A tennis court and recreation facility were also completed. An Onsen is also located downstream from the dam.
Arrange your visit to Asari Dam and discover more family-friendly attractions in Otaru using our Otaru trip itinerary planner .
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Asari Dam
Asari Dam Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
21 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a photo stop enroute to kokusai ski resort. It's only 10 minutes from Otaru. Free parking.WE went in winter and it was covered in snow. At other times, you can walk down the steps to the river...  more »
  • To feel the force of the dam dam looks closest to lookouts on the way from the Museum in a car headed to Sapporo. The size of the dam is felt.
    View original
  • I'd heard usually dam is located in the mountains and the sea there is the Asari dam looks Japan Sea. Good weather great
    View original

Plan your trip to Otaru

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Otaru

Historic little Otaru brings in significant numbers of visitors every year, with its scenic old canals and relaxed bayside charm. Take a peek at the converted warehouses in the canal district for some of the most stylish accommodations in town, with boutique hotels decorated with a keen eye for detail. Standard and luxury hotels line the newer commercial streets around town, while well-kept, traditional (or traditional-looking) "ryokan" (guesthouses) sit on the older commercial thoroughfares. Budget hostels can be found throughout, offering private and shared rooms.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Otaru by other users

8 days in Japan & Shanghai BY A USER FROM THAILAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM TAIWAN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Otaru BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Otaru BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Otaru & Sapporo BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Otaru BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Otaru BY A USER FROM GUAM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans