Harbor City Otaru

Otaru is a small harbor city. Canal is beautifully preserved and make Otaru a pleasant day trip. The canal is lined with stone warehouses built in the Meiji and Taisho periods (1868-1926).From dusk light from the gas streetlamps reflects gently on the surface of the canal.


Glass art and craftsKitaichi Glass

 Handmade glassware in Otaru are designed with ideas from the culture, history, nature, buildings of Otaru. It also has a studio which visit free to inform the processes of glass.

Music Box Museum

 Otaru Music Box Museum has a history of over a century. At that time the music box was referred to as "Orugeru" from the Dutch meaning Organ. The main building of the Music Box is also be popular of Steam Clock.

Otaru Beer

  Otaru Beer was begun in 1995.At that time Beer Culture was developed by the idea of bringing German Beer Culture to Japan. Otaru Beer opened on July 15th ,1995. It is very popular for foreigners now.

  We are waiting for you. Please enjoy your trip in Otaru !


The 10th Shukutsu Fireworks Festival

Welcome to Otaru.
Summer in Hokkaido is very short.
Lets go to see the fireworks to enjoy this summer !

The 10th Shukutsu Fireworks Festival will be opened on Sep 6th .

A lot of event is going to start at PM 5:00 and firework will be set off at PM 7:00.
It becomes cooler and cooler in September.

Please have a good summer vocation in Otaru.


Ushio Wind-bell

Welcome to Otaru.

Have you remembered the Ushio Festivalon Jul 25th27th ?

A lot kinds of  Wind-bell were sold on the venue.


If you also want to buy them now, please come to Canal Plaza.

12 kinds of wind-bell are waiting for you.