Beautiful Sea & Sky

Every morning, I see beautiful view from the train. I took this picture from the train this morning. On the way home, I see amazing sunset. Would you like to travel along the sea by train?


Final summer firework!

Otaru had lots of firework displays this summer, and the final fireworks will be held on Sep 3rd at Shukutsu area.

Place: Otaru Aquarium Parking area

Time: 7pm~

Access: Take a bus from the bus terminal (located in front of JR Otaru station) bound for Otaru aquarium. (Gate# 3, Bus# 10 or 11.) It takes about 30 minutes by bus. Please get off the last bus stop.

Some shows such as concert and portable shrine on the day from 5pm to 9 pm.

In addition, Herring mansion will be illuminated on the day until 9:30 pm.

Please have fun!! :)


Cleaning for forecourt

During the summer biggest festival "Otaru Ushio Matsuri", lots of stands were opened on forecourt in Canal Plaza.

So many people enjoyed Hokkaido's local foods, Otaru lacal beer, fresh seafood and fusion foods here.

Mr.Kodama (Otaru tourism association office staff) and Ms.Aki (Cleaning staff Canal plaza) cleaned the forecourt.

Haha, Mr.Kodama looks like a boy. He took off his shoes and enjoyed cold water.

Because recently, the temperature in over 30 degrees in Otaru.

It's said that still hot weather will continue for a while.

Have fun this weather in Otaru!!


Sea of Asari

Hi :)

If you come to Otaru from New Chitose Airport and Sapporo by JR train, you'll enjoy beautiful views from the train window.

The train runs along the coastline.

I took this photo at Asari area.

This is one of my favorite sights in Otaru.

There are some beaches for swimming on the way to Otaru from Sapporo.

Asari, as well. You can reach the Asari beach by only 5 minutes walk from JR Asari station.

In these days, Otaru is sooo hot... So, many people enjoy swimming and BBQ at the beach.

Would you like to enjoy hot summer at beach in Otaru??