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. Work out when and for how long to visit Otaru Canal and other Otaru attractions using our handy Otaru road trip site.
Tours To Otaru Canal
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Duration: 8 hours
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Otaru Canal Reviews
The Otaru canal was once used to transport goods to the warehouses alongside the canal which are now converted into museums, restaurants and shops. We were there once during the day and again at... more »
For adult 1500yen, kid 500yen if im not mistaken. Its a rare to experience that kind of activity. Otaru is actually a place of port like Fremantle in Perth Aussie. Just like that. more »
2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣0️⃣7️⃣3️⃣0️⃣ Something about this place make me feel nostalgic. Love the way the plant grows on the wall of these 'old' buildings overlooking the canal. I didn't really get the story on the significant of this canal. Still, love walking around the place. Appreciate if you leave a LIKE if you find my comment useful. Thank you for your support.
Its a very beautiful place. The downside is, its a touristy site. We have to take turn and some times fight with the other tourist to get the best photo location. To avoid happening to you, we proposed that you try to walk along side the canal to get to another location that suits you. After all, its along canal, so there must be some better location to get your selfies.
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