Only a short distance away from Niseko, Otaru is one of the many popular destinations in Hokkaido. Rich in its harbour history and famous for delicious seafood, make sure to plan a short day trip to this beautiful city. 

Walk by Otaru Canal

Well preserved, the Otaru Canal takes its visitors back in time with stone red warehouses. For a more scenic visit, walk by the canal at night where it is lit up by Victorian style gas lamps. 


Famous for its glassware, admire the intricate glass figurines, wind chimes and colour changing glasses!  After that, learn the art yourself and try making your own glass jewellery, cups and more!

Try the Sushi

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In close proximity to the sea and famous as a port city, fresh seafood is captured early in the morning everyday. Taste the freshest seafood straight from the ocean. 

Eat Fried Chicken

Although Otaru is known for their seafood, fried chicken from Naruto Honten is popular among locals. Bite into the crunchy exterior and understand why locals love this place. 

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Posted on 26 July, 2018 by Victoria in Summer.