Otaru: North Canal, Otaru City Museum, Otaru Canal

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I visited Otaru and Sapporo to see winter festivals – “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi)” and “Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri)”.

It was a four-day three-night trip and in this article, I write about the second day.

* Day 1: Otaru (Sankaku Market – Otaru Canal – Sakaimachi Street – North Wall Street – Otaru Snow Light Path Festival)
* Day 2: Otaru (North Canal – Otaru City Museum) – Sapporo (Sapporo Snow Festival)
* Day 3: Sapporo (Former Hokkaido Government Office Building – Sapporo Clock Tower – Maruyama Zoo – Hokkaido Shrine – Shiroi Koibito Park)
* Day 4: Sapporo (Sapporo Central Wholesale Market – Sapporo Snow Festival – JR Tower Observatory – Sapporo Beer Museum – Sapporo Factory)

[Travel Date]
2015.02.08 – 11

[Main Part]

The second day morning. I checked out the hotel.ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽 写真

Just for your information, the hotel I stayed at was “Akari no Yu Dormy Inn Premium Otaru”. If you are interested in it, this article will be useful.

According to the weather forecast, it would snow. When I left the hotel, it was sunny rather than snowing.

However, it started to snow just 10 minutes after I left the hotel.

Anyway, I walked along North Canal.小樽 北運河 写真1

As times went on, it snowed heavily more and more.小樽 北運河 写真2

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Stopped by a local market to take rest.小樽 鱗友朝市 写真1

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Finally, I arrived at Otaru City Museum.小樽市総合博物館 写真1

The main exhibition is a steam locomotive.小樽市総合博物館 写真2

Other exhibitions.小樽市総合博物館 写真3

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There was also an annex of the museum.小樽市総合博物館 運河館 写真1

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The last lunch in Otaru. Otaru is famous for Sushi, so I went to a Sushi restaurant.小樽 すし処 浜谷 写真1

Here are photos of Sushi.小樽 すし処 浜谷 写真2

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After I left the Sushi restaurant, I found it stopped snowing and started to become sunny. When I visited Otaru Canal on the previous day, it was cloudy, but I hoped to take photos there on a sunny day with snow remaining on the ground. So, I visited Otaru Canal again.

Here are some of photos at Otaru Canal.小樽運河 写真1

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Then, I left Otaru for Sapporo.小樽駅 写真

After I arrived at Sapporo, I went out to Sapporo Snow Festival. I will write about it in the next article.

To be continued.

[Related article]
Otaru Tourism Association (English)


  1. はじめまして!

    1. ピクルスさん、こんばんわ〜。コメントありがとうございます。また、αカフェから見に来て頂いて嬉しいです!

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