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
Otaru Rickshaw Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Private Otaru Tour with Licensed Guide - Nikka Whisky Distillery can be included BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $108
Duration: 8 hours
Winter Tour of Otaru Canal, Otaru Aquarium and Shiroi Koibito Park BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
Otaru Canal Reviews
倉庫にかかる、紅葉している葉がとても綺麗で、秋の風景とても良いです。かなり人が多いですが、しばらく待つとさっと空く瞬間があるので、写真を撮るなら時間帯の余裕があるといいと思います。 more »The leaves on the warehouse are very beautiful and the scenery of autumn is very good. There are quite a lot of people, but there is a moment when you wait for a while, so I think that it is good if there is room of the time zone if you take a picture.
The interesting part of the canal is only a short stretch. The rest is about the same. We took a nice walk in the morning. Could not do it at night as it was raining.... more »
Pretty place in the winter. Both sides of the canal full of snow. Amazing scenery! Came in the morning so less people. Feel in peace. Would come again to try the seafood next time since most of the shops are closed in the morning.
The ice festval was great and Otaru is a charming city. If you have time during winter at the festival period, explore this! Otaru is accessible via bus and train (About 1 hours) from Sapporo and can be a really nice detour. Winter is cold and even colder when not being in a big city, though, so don't forget your jacket.
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