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Otaru

Port town on Hokkaido's northern coast

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Photo: Sean Pavone | Shutterstock

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Otaru Umeshu Festival

Otaru Umeshu Festival

Apr 16th - May 5th

Each year, Hokkaido's Tanaka Sake Brewing Kikkogura hosts the Otaru Umeshu Festival, which serves as a celebration of this much-loved..

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Where to eat in Otaru

Food Galore in Otaru

Food Galore in Otaru

Yi Xuan Ong

Just situated at the end of Sakaimachi Street and opposite the famous photo point of the Otaru Canal is a small congregation o..

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Otaru Music Box Museum

Otaru Music Box Museum

Euan Prentis

The Otaru Music Box Museum is spread across a number of buildings around the Ironai-dori area, which in all contains over 25,000..

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Otaru in a Day

Otaru in a Day

Euan Prentis

Otaru's interesting history as a mercantile and financial center in Hokkaido is very well preserved to this day. To get the..

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About Otaru

Otaru is a beautiful little port town just one hour northwest of Sapporo. Overlooking Ishikari Bay, this port town is well known for its seafood culture, traditional canal area, glassworks, music boxes and also sake distilleries.

Cover Photo: Sean Pavone | Shutterstock

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