2021/12/01

November 2021

☃ ☃ ☃ November 2021 ☃ ☃ ☃



The first snow of the season!

It was later than usual and suddenly a heavy snow.


Otaru Canal


Chuo Bridge




North Canal


Asakusa Bridge 





Canal Plaza

Bunkou, a fire dog 🐶 
~Winter Version





Former Temiya Railway



2021/11/26

And just like that...it's winter!

And just like that...it's winter!!

It has been a rather warm month for us and only saw light snowfall 
since mid-November. While we were enjoying the beginning of winter 
and getting ready for the upcoming season by bringing out our winter 
coats, boots, and snow shovels, the scenery completely changed 
overnight and we were suddenly in the dead of winter!

What a difference a day makes! 

Nov. 23, 2021 (Tue)                   Nov. 24, 2021 (Wed)
7:30am                                      7:00am

   

    

  

  

Nov. 24 (Wed), taken from JR Otaru Station






















 

2021/11/25

Otaru Aquarium CLOSED Nov. 24, 2021 ~ Dec. 10, 2021

Otaru Aquarium Temporary Closure 


Please note Otaru Aquarium's 2021 regular season ended 
Nov. 23 (Tue). They are closed until Dec. 10 (Fri) and 
will reopen on Dec. 11 (Sat).

  CLOSED  

Nov. 24, 2021 (Wed) ~ Dec. 10, 2021 (Fri)


  WINTER SEASON  

Dec. 11, 2021 (Sat) ~ Feb. 23, 2022 (Wed)
Business Hours:  10:00 ~ 16:00 (last entry 15:30)










Otaru Aquarium
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru






2021/11/18

Tenguyama Ropeway Temporarily Closed for Maintenance (Nov. 4, 2021) - updated Nov. 18

 Tenguyama Ropeway 

Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

Please note Tenguyama Ropeway is closed temporarily 
for maintenance from November 4, 2021. 
(Opening date for their winter season has not been announced.)

◇◆   CLOSED   

Nov. 4, 2021 ~  tbd    Dec. 4, 2021


◇◆   WINTER SEASON   

Dec. 4, 2021 ~ Dec. 19, 2021    Open Sat & Sun
Dec. 20, 2021 ~ Mar. 21, 2022   Open everyday

Business Hours

Sat, Sun, Holidays        11:00 ~ 19:36* 
Weekdays                     15:30 ~ 19:36*
                                               *last ride up at 19:24

   SKI RESORT   

Dec. 18, 2021 ~ Mar. 21, 2022


                                            *Please note dates/times are subject to change. 
                                   Please check their website for the latest information.



2-16-15 Mogami, Otaru
+81-134-33-7381








2021/11/11

2021 Otaru Snow Story (Nov. 1, 2021 ~ Feb. 14, 2022)

  2021 Otaru Snow Story  

Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) ~ Feb. 14, 2022 (Mon)


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Otaru Blue Canal

Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) ~ Jan. 31, 2022 (Mon)
sunset ~ 10:30 pm
from Asakusa Bridge to Chuo Bridge

See the canal illuminated with 10,000 blue led lights.
                  





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Wine Glass Tower

Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) ~ Feb. 14, 2022 (Mon)
Canal Plaza

Local high school students carefully stack 
2,000 wine glasses to create this 3-meter tall tree.




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Glass Art Gallery 

Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) ~ Jan. 31, 2022 (Mon)
JR Otaru Station

Glass artwork by 6 different artists/studios.
・The Glass Studio in Otaru      ・Atelier Setsu
・glass art N+                          ・Otaru il Ponte
・Image Glass         ・KIM GLASS DESIGN 




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Season's Greetings 

Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) ~ Feb. 14, 2022 (Mon)
Canal Plaza & Yoichi Station Tourist Information Center

Write a special message to yourself, family or friends 
using this snowman postcard and mailbox 
that will arrive 1 year later. (*no postage necessary)





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Yoichi Snow Story "Amber Dreams" 

Nov. 1, 2021 (Mon) ~ Feb. 14, 2022 (Mon)
16:00 ~ 22:00 (Feb. 17:00 ~ 22:00)
JR Yoichi Station

Yoichi city welcomes you with warm amber lights, 
a color reminiscent of their famous whiskey.



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