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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Otaru Canal and other Otaru attractions using our handy Otaru road trip site.
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  • The canal is nothing great but it goes through the historic section of town where the museums are so you might as well take a walk along it while visiting the area 
    The canal is nothing great but it goes through the historic section of town where the museums are so you might as well take a walk along it while visiting the area  more »
  • Canal itself is ordinary but the main retails street was lovely & peaceful We had fresh seafood lunch & afternoon tea in cafe 
    Canal itself is ordinary but the main retails street was lovely & peaceful We had fresh seafood lunch & afternoon tea in cafe  more »
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  • One of the cleanest river that represents Japan and their culture. Most of the rivers in Asian countries are polluted and not in Japan. This is a very famous spot for this place. Most people would come and take photos here. Seeing the peaceful boats and river, you realize how much effort it takes to maintain their beautiful river compared with your own country in Asia. Japanese are amazing, again!
  • The Otaru Canal is a landmark of Otaru and a must go place when visiting Otaru. Walking along the river, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the river, and taking pictures, it is very freehand and a very pleasant experience.

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