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Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent 2 hours wandering around and could have spent more. Left only because our tour left. One of the most interesting tourist oriented shopping experiences during our 3 weeks in Japan. A lot of junk scattered amongst some nice shops. Wonderful sweets especially the lavender...More

Thank drjeff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There a variety of shops here to serve your needs... It's a long walk from one end to the other... I. Would suggest you walk and explore one side of the street first and walk back along the opposite side...

Thank Julian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sakaimachi Street is a must when visiting Otaru. It is a long street filled with industrial/modern buildings that sell local goods such as Glasswork, music boxes, art, the best cheesecake you will ever have, Hokkaido ice cream, coffee, japanese crackers, jewelry, sake, beer and plenty...More

Thank liatgolan
Reviewed 8 August 2018

What else do we want. It's all here. Good food and culture. We had sushi for brunch, delicious. There are lots of food, all kinds, it has a music box museum, souvenir shops, all sorts. Must come if you are here in Otaru.

Thank Ruyati
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Famous Street in otaru City. Along the street there are many shop that offer different type of dessert. The Famous Letao also located along the way. This street also offer glass crafting. Otaru city also famous with Glass crafting. There is one store that interest...More

2  Thank Loekito1824
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to shop in Otaru, this is the place that you can go to get some stuff. There is also a lot of unique shop along the way where u can get some good photo.

1  Thank xFengsg
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

2 streets filled with lots of local craft including glass, wood and the famous music box museum. The museum is not just a museum, actually it's more of shop than museum, selling musical boxes of various designs. Just outside here is the famous Steam Clock...More

1  Thank dyhx
Reviewed 29 June 2018

if time allows, you can spend about 2 -3 hours there, many shops - souvenir, glassware, musical boxes, gift shop, restaurants, cafes and many ice-cream stores. Take your time to browse, have ice cream as you walk, you can either go for early morning tea...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 23 June 2018

my tour include to a music box shop ..quite a huge shop with lots of music box old & new designs … lots of tourist . my bus passes by the canal .. its just a small longkang ; then front & back streets of...More

2  Thank chef_calvinchan
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We took JR train from sapporo to this town, it didnt take long.. approx 45-50 minutes. We decided to arrive at Minami otaru station instead of Otaru station because we wanted to stroll through Otaru town in one direction. We were glad we chose that...More

2  Thank LynaW9
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Response from Dalip C | Reviewed this property |
Otaru is not a big port town. We took the JR train into the town, and essentially walked it. The Tourist Offices in Japan (there's one at JR Train Stn) are helpful resource, and they have loads of brochures, maps, and other... More