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Otaru Canal, Otaru

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Once a vital part of the city's bustling port, Otaru Canal serves as a popular destination for waterside strolling and enjoying the outdoors. Wander along this restored historic canal, dating back to the early 20th century, to explore its many repurposed warehouses, which house restaurants, shops, and museums. You'll find the promenade lined with Victorian-style gas lamps, as well as numerous brick buildings from as early as the 19th century. Put Otaru Canal and other Otaru attractions into our Otaru travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • i was here during the day and it was beautiful as i can witness a little historical part of otaru besides the fact that the buildings around are so western. will be really beautiful at nite!  more »
  • I visited in the evening. Most shops open even if Vista was at night, but let's have dinner. And tourism, but also places of interest quite concentrated, so take so much time?!?... and. Night photos of the Canal still night, but snow and I just hope you like 2 months. I thought this was April, but remains a subtle snow, it isn't.
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  • Winter snow. Here, there, and very romantic. Photo shoot coming off a pretty similar see in Internet. The section of the Canal is not a lot of distance about 100 meters.
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  • My first visit was fantastic. My last visit was okay only. Perhaps it was in the evening and most of stores had closed. Hard to find value for money foods.
  • It's really beautiful here no matter st night or day time. With the snow in winter, it's really romantic and special atmosphere
  • Defiantly worth a look if you are in Otaru, however you can just walk along the bank and there is no real need to take a boat ride to experience it.
  • Early march is little bit cold for traveler. But the scene is very nice.
  • Visited this place when Otaru Snow Light Path Festival is being held. Although the path is short, the light-up was beautiful.