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Otaru Canal

With a total length of about 1,140 m, Otaru Canal was made to efficiently convey cargo from “Otaru Port”, which has been a gateway to Hokkaido.

Restaurants are lined up in the stone warehouses along the canal, which remain as they were at that time.

Taking a canal cruise or rickshaw and visiting the surrounding historical buildings is a very popular way to enjoy the cityscape. Don’t miss the view with the gas lights along the canal lit up at dusk.

During the period of “Otaru Snow Light Path”, one of the representative events of winter in Hokkaido, many candles in snow and ice vessels sparkle along the canal, making it very romantic. If you visit here in winter, it’s a must-see.