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Otaru Canal Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the places i love in Sapporo is the Otaru Canal. The place is simply serene. The weather was perfect at the time we were there. Quiet town. Lots of interesting shops on the side. Worth going. An hours drive from Sapporo.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While some of my friends find the ‘smell’ from the canal noticeable, I found it alright, and I think that the view from the opposite end of the canal (instead of the side just outside the tourist information office) much better and less crowded

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WeiTan48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the canal itself is no so impressive - it is the atmosphere and places around it that give it a bit of a buzz.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice calm walk along the canal, main tourist area so lots of tour groups and selfie sticks, but the other end of canal by old fishery buildings is nice and quiet.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MattW79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice part of the town but can get a bit busy. You can take a boat ride up the canal though we didn’t have time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MargaretD999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice view and weather during End of September 2018. The weather is good that not too cold and not too hot, specially good if travel with young children.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Huberto-Lim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is about one hour away from Sapporo station. There are lots of nice quaint little shops to see and go to like the music box, the glass shops. We also visited the stained glass museum which displayed beautiful stain glass panels of saints and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lena K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a boat trip on the canal at night time. It was an ok way to spend 30 mins, the area has a lot of history

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MichaelJT19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants at various price points from full service to counter along the canal. There were gondolas, shops & lots of sights along the canal. Pretty amazing how they converted old warehouses into so many colorful contemporary uses.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AndreaUbok
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was excited to visit the canal but it was very short and not much to look at. Can’t imagine why you would want to take a boat trip on it. Very tourist orientated with bus loads of people everywhere. Overall a let down.

Date of experience: September 2019
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clang m
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Response from lowc976 | Reviewed this property |
Got light up very year for the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, this year from 9 -18 Feb.
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Response from SharzilahT | Reviewed this property |
No halal food here but there are a lot of seafood reataurants along the main road.
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Response from SlaveToTheBoys | Reviewed this property |
If the rapid trains are running, the JR train from Sapporo to Otaru is only about 30minutes, hence plenty of time for day trip. However, if traveling during the winter season, please check train schedules as there were bad... More
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