Spend our time in eating gourmet of Otaru

Hello everyone!!!
  How have you spent your Christmas? I think your Christmas was more  interesting than mine. However, my Christmas was very delicious because I ate a lot of famous food of Otaru. I will show you my gourmet.

Japanese Food Set [Ta Chi Ka Ma ]

  Would you like kelp? It is very good for your health if you often eat it. Rishiriya Minoya is very famous of kelp in Otaru where I have eaten delicious food [Ta Chi Ka Ma ].

Bar in Authent Hotel
 Is it not wonderful for you to drink whisky in the bar while enjoying night view?  

Handsome bartenders are waiting for your coming.


Ski Area

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas

 It is very cold of winter in Otaru. What have you seen in Otaru?
Oh~! I heard your voice. SNOW, HEAVY SNOW ∵∵∵

Thanks to the heavy snow,ski is an especial sport which you can enjoy in your holiday in Hokkaido.

Then, I will introduce some ski resorts in Otaru for you.

1. Mt.Tengu Ski Area

Skiing around mountain and looking around sea will give you an unforgettable ski experience.

2.Asarigawa Onsen Ski Area

 Onsen means hot spring in Japanese. Asarigawa is also famous of hot spring, so would you like the hot spring done after skiing? 

  Perfectly !!!!!

3.Snow Cruise Onze

   I also want to recommend the ski cruise which is possible for us to go around the mountain. 

Look at the picture! Would you like to ski with us to enjoy beautiful snow?

4.Kiroro Resort 

This resort is a little far from the capital of Otaru in Yoichi-gun, but you also can look around the mountain to enjoy the Mountainous Snow World.

 Is there also so much snow in your country in winter? As you know, Hokkaido is very famous of snow, so why do not you challenge yourself to ski since it was a rare opportunity?

Let us go together !!!!!


❤Blue Canal❤

Welcome to Otaru.

 It has been heavy snow here. Would you like to ski in this white world.
Fortunately, if you come to Otaru now you can see the Blue Canal.

Then what is the Blue Canal ? Here~~~

  The fantastic illumination around canal will give you an unforgettable trip.
Would you like to spend your holiday in the romantic street Otaru?

Otaru Snow Story 2014-2015
         Nov 15th 2014 ~ Jan 18th 2015 

  We are waiting for your coming with the romantic Blue Canal on

Blue Canal 
        Nov 15th 2014 ~ Dec 25th 2014 


Fire of Kourakuen Hotel in Asarikawa

  I am sorry to tell you a bad news that fire has been happened at the Kourakuen Hotel in Asarikawa on Dec 4th  ,so that we cannot get touch with the hotel. So if you have reserved a room there, please telephone to the staff of Kourakuen Hotel.

Kourakuen Hotel Staff
Tel: 090-9519-0978

Then,I want to introduce you a hotel near by Kourakuen Hotel. It is named of  Otaru Asari Classe Hotel.

Otaru Asari Classe Hotel
Tel: 0134-52-3800
Email: asari@classe-hotel.com

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we appreciate your cooperation.

Thank you !!!


Wine Glass Tower and Glass Float Tree

Winter is coming. Otaru is also earlier and earlier to become dark. As you know, Otaru is famous of canal so that many people will come here to take a lot of photos for their trip.

Then, I will tell you a exciting thing that a Wine Glass Tower has been exhibited in the Canal Plaza and a Glass Float Tree is in front of plaza.

Wine Glass Tower
  2000 wine glasses are piled up for 3.5 meters and water flows down to make a fantastic sound for you.

Glass Float Tree
  Glass Float Tree of 4 meters is made of 200 glass floats. 

We are waiting for your coming with fire dog Bunko.


★To AEON for shopping★

Welcome to Otaru.  
Have you seen many spots and eaten a lot of delicious foods ? Then let us go to a local department store for shopping.

   [AEON in Hokkaido! Cool Japan, all packed in one place.] Would you want to go to shopping at AEON ? I will tell you a good news that you can get a discount coupon at Canal Plaza in Otaru. This coupon will give you 5%OFF when you show it together with your passport at the cash register in AEON department stores.

The great variety of Japanese quality products is waiting for your coming.


Otaru Snow Story

Winter is coming. Otaru Snow Story is the traditional festival in Japan. As you know Hokkaido is famous of snow-covered landscape especially it is also in harmony with illumination of the canal in Otaru.

Otaru Snow Story Schedule

  Illumination on the canal   Dec1st—Dec25th
Venue: Otaru Canal  
          The canal will be decorated by visionary blue illumination about 25days.
  Eating around Otaru    Nov15thJan18th
      Venue: several restaurants of Otaru
          Every restaurant will introduce their gourmets for you.
  Otaru Sundries     Nov29th—Dec23rd
      Venue: Otaru Canal Plaza  A lot of glass products ,music boxes and candles will be exhibited, please glut your eyes in beautiful winter.
  Wine Glass Tower   Nov15thJan18th
      Venue: Otaru Canal Plaza    A tower of 3 meters is waiting for your coming.

 Glass Art Gallery   Nov15thJan18th
    Venue: Otaru Station   A lot of famous glass factories will exhibit their products.
  Glass Float Tree    Nov15thJan18th
    Venue: In front of Otaru Canal Plaza   
     Fishery glass float and illuminated tree will give you a perfect photo for your trip in Otaru.

Inquiry: Otaru Tourism Association (Tel: 0134-33-2510)


Otaru Kihinkan (The Old Aoyama Villa)

  It is generally known that Otaru is prospered by herring, so Herring Mansion is very popular in Hokkaido. Herring Mansion is called of Nishin Goten in Japanese.

   I have been to the Old Aoyama Villa with my friends. It is a splendid villa in the mountain where we can see beautiful flowers in summer and autumn.
(Photos took by June)

Winter in Hokkaido is very cold, but if you go to the Otaru Kihinkan, you will see the special scenery for your heart-warming. The golden world! I have seen the similar interior decoration in China, so it is very impressive to me. 

   I am looking forward to the snow-covered landscape looked down at The Old Aoyama Villa this year. Would you like to go with me?   Waiting for you!


Winter in Otaru

   My dear, have you enjoyed your summer vacation in Otaru ? Have you fallen in love to Otaru for its beautiful scenery ? I also have taken many photos of my favourite canal and ship.

   As you know, winter in Hokkaido is so cold that it needs to prepare heavy dress, but if you come into a world covered snow, how do you feel? These photos were took on the Tengu Mountain in last winter. We are able to overlook overall view of Otaru.

   Then, Otaru is also famous of glass products. I have made a field trip to a glass factory named of The Glass Studio in Otaru.

Here is the scene of glass making.

It is going to snow soon, would you want to see this snow world by yourself ?


Gourmet of Otaru

Hello everyone! Could you want to know what are the delicious foods.Otaru is famous of sea food ,cheese cake and buckwheat. I have eaten a lot of delicious foods with my friends in Otaru. Then I will recommend my favourite foods for you.


  It is beside the port that make Otaru very delicious of seafood. Look at my photos!

Seafood in Otaru is almost raw food so you can taste fresh things here.

Here is the famous market in Otaru named of Sankaku Market. I have eaten delicious seafood with my friends at the restaurant Takeda in Sankaku Market.

Tatsumizushi is also famous in Sakai Street which is the main street of Otaru.

Cheese Cake
   Cheese Cake LeTAO in Otaru is very popular for Japanese. It is perfect for you to share it with your family after lunch or dinner.


  Buckwheat set is my favourite food because it not just buckwheat but I also can taste Tenpura which is the traditional fried food in Japan. Here is a restaurant called Yabuhan near to the Otaru Station.

 Would you want to eat the delicious food in Otaru to enjoy your journey ?
The gourmet of Otaru is waiting for your coming.