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Otaru-shi General Museum, Otaru

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  • Old hands Palace line zero post is built. Made in these days, Jr train museum, here is only in Otaru Museum Science and Planetarium. But vehicle than 40 cars exhibited more than, there is also memorable vehicles. Attendance was sparse. Just the paint is bald, and, to assist companies, seemed to be saved. It cannot see the cars exhibited outdoors during the winter months. In summer is a must.
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  • Outdoor exhibition were preserved in a steam locomotive, a locomotive, a historic railway vehicles, such as being able to see the vehicle. Hokkaido Railway history, closely related to the process overview, because it was great. It's like the history of the American old West and Hokkaido the closest to Japan because, even in similar. Just visit the winter outdoor is somewhat hard to note.
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  • The name of the Museum is somewhat misleading, since it offers exhibits on the history of the General city, it is actually "only" to the railway history. The whole thing is somewhat old-fashioned, but quite attractively presented. Many car models in outdoor areas (E.g. snow plough engines), are funny and interesting that largely can be entered.
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  • It's a very basic museum, but if you like train history, you may enjoy it.
  • Not much to see in here. However, there's a small coffee bar with some excellent beer and coffee. Some antiquities for sale at reasonable prices. Found a cool old ship's flag for 1500 yen.
  • The ground floor of this museum focused exclusively on Hokkaido's railway network, with exhibits described in both Japanese and English. Upstairs was less well organised with no English labelling. Overall a slightly disappointing experience.
  • A good place to know about the expanding history of Otaru and Hokkaido.
  • Indispensable when you come to the Otaru important spot! I know the history of Hokkaido have temiya station became disused land has an important cultural value! Even if one day the vehicle is carefully repair work of volunteers enjoy (lol)
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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.
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