Otaru is a port city in the southwest of Hokkaido. Having outstanding geographical location with deep water and vast expanse of waters in the harbor area makes it a good nature port. Today, I will introduce you some famous scenic spots in Otaru to enjoy a one-day trip in this beautiful place.
Kamui Cape is a famous cape with superb views facing the Kuril Islands across the sea. It is a long and narrow cape goes from the northwest of Shakotan Peninsula along to the Sea of Japan. From the beginning to the end of the Kamui cape, you can enjoy a long road trip of about 770 meters by walk slowly with the beautiful ocean views. It is wonderful and romantic to walk the road with your lover, isn’t it?
Add：Kamui-misaki, Shakotan Cho, Shakotan-gun
Otaru Music Box Museum—-Otaru Orgel Doh
Otau Orgel Don is a music box museum with the longest history and largest scale in Japan. There are more than 3000 kinds of delicate music box including antiques and modern products collected from all over the world in the museum, not only exhibited but also put on sale. Those adorable music boxes shining in the light makes you feel like that you were in a fairy tale world.
Add：1-1-5 Irifune, Otaru, Hokkaido
Kitaichi Glass Otaru
Kitaichi Glass Otaru is a famous chain store selling glass crafts which has a long history from 1901 year. The most famous shop is the No.3 shop which was a renewal and reutilization of an old stone warehouse built in 1891 year. It is now an exhibition and sales hall of various kinds of glass crafts coming from all over the word. Comparing to simple appearance of the shop, the beautiful, luxury and shining glasses appear to be so attractive.
Add：7-26 Sakai Cho, Otaru, Hokkaido
Located in the harbour district of Otaru, Otaru Canal is a famous and symbolic tourist attraction of not only Otaru but also Hokkaido. It is known as the background of the famous move 《Love Letter》.The scenery is different in different season, but the best time to visit it is in winter I think. Walking along the river gives you a peaceful and relaxing feeling. The Kerosene lamps and the antique stone warehouse along the river bring a thick art atmosphere to the city, which make here a wonderful place for people to sketch or take photographs.
You can choose to enjoy the Otaru Canal not only by walk but also by a rental bicycle or by a rickshaw pulled by a man dressing on Japanese traditional clothes, as well as by a sight-seeing boat. Especially in the night when the lights are lit, it will be wonderful to enjoy all these beautiful and attractive views on a boat.
Add：Minato Cho, Otaru, Hokkaido
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