Nowadays, so many tourists visit our city, thank you.
I have lots of opportunities to have a talk with people from overseas.
Also I'm received many kinds of questions, among them, sometime I'm asked "Do you have any old maps like that?" pointing a huge map on the wall in Canal Plaza (our tourist information center).
In Canal Plaza, many old pictures of Otaru are displayed on the wall with English explanations over the cafe area.
This is a map that is popular among visitors from foreign countries.
If you are interested in history, this map might be interesting.
We sell many kinds of postcards of Otaru, such as pictures' around Otaru canal, sceneries around Otaru, sketch and old pictures.
But we don't have any old map which we can give you for free.
And today, I visited a Otaru museum located next to our tourist information center, I found beautiful goods as souvenirs, that is...
Postcard of Old map in Otaru for 100 yen each
Bandanna of Old map for 600yen
Interesting isn't it??
How about strolling around Otaru city with this old map and find changing between the past and the present?? :)