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)
2015.02.08 – 11
The second day morning. I checked out the hotel.
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.
As times went on, it snowed heavily more and more.
Stopped by a local market to take rest.
Finally, I arrived at Otaru City Museum.
The main exhibition is a steam locomotive.
There was also an annex of the museum.
The last lunch in Otaru. Otaru is famous for Sushi, so I went to a Sushi restaurant.
Here are photos of Sushi.
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.
Then, I left Otaru for Sapporo.
After I arrived at Sapporo, I went out to Sapporo Snow Festival. I will write about it in the next article.
To be continued.
Otaru Tourism Association (English)