Otaru's beautiful Victorian-style canal is a fantastic place to feel the essence of the town

Winter Tranquility in Otaru

Enjoy the winter serenity walking the streets of Otaru

Chris Barnes   - 1 min read

Otaru is a beautiful little port town that is a worth a visit for those near and far. It can be argued that Otaru has some of — and according to some, the best — seafood in Japan. If seafood is not your thing, there are no shortages of sweet shops and cafes to tickle the taste buds. Seafood is not the only thing on offer in Otaru which also renowned for its beer, studio glass and musical boxes. This combined with friendly locals, picturesque canals and historical buildings make Otaru a fantastic weekend getaway.

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Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes @chris.barnes

A little while ago i began exploring the world. I started in Japan, and after 29 countries of amazing adventures, i find myself back in Japan fully absorbed in its culture, its people and its beauty.