Mini Concert on 25th 26th, Dec

Hello everyone! 
  I am sorry to keep you waiting. The schedule of 25th and 26th is as below.

25th(Fri~26th(Sat Dec, 2015 【Performing Time19001930

               【VenueCanal Plaza  in front of the Glass Tower   Free

                             25th(Fri)Kinta(Megumu×Nobu 19001930

  Vocal Megumu Matsuhashi (Otaru)

  Guitar Nobumasa Yamaguchi Eniwa

  They will perform StandardWestern MusicJapanese Music for you. Sometimes you also can hear hand bell by guitar Nobu's arrangement. (^.^)
  Please enjoy this Christmas Vision joyfully and seriously.
        26th(Sat)put a soul feat. Keita Honma and Masahito Nakata  19001930

   A chorus group is made of 4 people singing sweet western music and gospel and so on. They formed in July, 2012 and then perform events and live concerts everywhere in Otaru. Please enjoy this chorus work of 4 people's voices. You can enjoy solemn time to listen to music from pianist Keita Honma and percussionist Masahito Nakata today.

   Waiting for your coming.


Mini Concert on 22nd,23rd,24th Dec

Hello everyone! 
 Would you want to spend your Christmas in Otaru this year ? The mini concerts will be held  in Canal Plaza free from 22nd to 26th, Dec every night.

22ndTue~26th(Sat Dec, 2015 【Performing Time19001930

VenueCanal Plaza  in front of the Glass Tower   Free

                        22nd(Tue)23rd(Wed)Ishiya  Yoshiaki  19001930

              21st Dec,1981 born in Otaru Hokkaido
 Make popular songs be handed down to posterity
He started to interweave falsetto at 19 years.The street art begins by special voice. He spread his musical events in Otaru in order to Make popular songs be handed down to posterity . His repertoire is included of children's song, popular songs before and after the war, foreign popular songs and so on. He is singing his original songs at memorial ceremony, aged institution, Party and on the street in weekend.

          24th(Thu)Maiko Takahashi&Fukiko Asahara 19001930

 Person in charge of piano for instrumental duo " my&Jennie "
She has her solo and is singing the song for Otaru Ungapa who is a mascot in Otaru.
She also performs on " m×mf Music is prescription" as a personality on every Monday 20:0021:00.
 At New Year's Eve in 2015, she will perform together with Symphony Orchestra Sapporo at Silvester Concert in Kitara.

 She is a soprano singer born in Otaru. She took part in "Japan&America Concert" as a singer and director in June, 2014.Many times she has been to America to join "GospelMusicWorkshopObjectAmericaGMWA" hold every year. She is also working as a teacher for " Sea of Grace " in Otaru Culture Center. Not only musical events, she also holds a lot of other events.

    Waiting for your coming.


Mini Concert on 18th,19th Dec

Hello everyone! 
 Have you seen the concert last week? The mini concerts are also held  in Canal Plaza free
this weekend.

18thFri 19thSat Dec, 2015 【Performing Time19001930
VenueCanal Plaza  in front of the Glass Tower   Free

18thFriRag Craft 19001930

  Duo is made of Masaki Baba's guitar and Chihiro Shinseki's vocal in 2009.
  They performed mainly of ragtime Blues in 192030.
Please enjoy this new “Blues” world of warm acoustic guitar and clear voice.
They appear on the stage of Live House in Otaru and Sapporo, but their regular works are Glass Artists.

                              19thSat) Yoshinori Okuno 19001930
  11th Feb, 1962 born in Otaru and living here now
 He started musical events by SAX in Hirosaki University and then went to Tokyo. As a whitecollar worker, he also acted as a semipro jazz musician.  After appearing on the largest jazz event “Jazz Promenade in Yokohama”, he resigned and to be a professional musician. He also plays together with top musician. There are many co-stars outside Hokkaido. The ability of “Okuno in Hokkaido” has showed off. At times excitingly, at times delicately, the style of music is free. He is skilled in jazz and ad lib. The third album “Akai Tsuki” includes all of original songs. He is rated high of a high-level artist.
 HP http://sax-okuno.jimdo.com/

   Waiting for your coming.


Mini Concert on 11th,12th Dec

Hello everyone! 
 Have you seen the concert last week? The mini concerts are also held  in Canal Plaza free
this weekend.

 11thFri 12thSat Dec, 2015 【Performing Time19001930
VenueCanal Plaza  in front of the Glass Tower   Free

11thFriJUN 19001930

 She started musical action when the album “JUNE” was released on 1st Mar, 2011.
She had released 3 CD singles and 3 albums before that. “Melody” of release received an award named “listener” at the second nonprofessional battle and has been elected as the CM song of “Sapporo Smile” in Sep, 2015. “FREESIA” of the release got a high evaluation because the famous “HANANINGEN” was decorated by a jacket on Facebook and TV in Apr, 2015. She got a big success in “birthday one-man” LIVE at SAPPORO PENNY LANE 24 on 23rd June, 2015 and release mini-album “25-twenty five” the same day. She was elected as a Hokkaido finalist at the contest “HOTLINE 2015” held by Shimamura musical instrument store all over the country.

 The group is consisted of 2 persons. 1 person is for guitar and the other one is for vocal & guitar.

                                12thSat) Kimitoshi Saijyo 19001930

  He was born in Otaru.
  After retiring a real estate company in 2009, he started his activities as a singer and songwriter. His first single song “Song for” is distributed by i Tunes, RecoChoku Co, Ltd. and so on 30 companies.
 After the LIVE for events and restaurants in Tokyo and radio personality on Kawazaki FM, he removed to Hokkaido and is coming into play locally now. The album “and more” is sold on TOWER RECORDS, Amazon and other CD stores all over the country. (Please search “Kimitoshi Saijyo”)

    Waiting for your coming.


Mini Concert on 4th,5th Dec

 Hello everyone! 
 Have you seen the concert last month? The mini concerts are also held  in Canal Plaza free
this month.

 4thFri 5thSat Dec, 2015 【Performing Time19001930
VenueCanal Plaza  in front of the Glass Tower   Free

4thFriCead Facht 19001930

Cead Facht
  He came from Kushiro and is living in Yoichi. He began to play Irish musical instrument named whistle in his own way in 2005 and then started musical composition and concert in 2007. Not only his own concert, he also plays together with reading drama or dancers and collaborates with other instruments around Sappro and Otaru.

                                    5thSatCead Facht 19001930

Cappella Chorus Group “Tsumugi”

  A group of 6 persons is active in Sappro. They arrange cappella music focus on hit songs and CM music by themselves. Please enjoy warm music just by voice.

    Waiting for your coming.


Blue Canal in 2015

 Hello everyone!
 Have you experienced the winter in Hokkaido? Is it very cold for you? But you can see a special view at Otaru Canal this year.

  Would you want to take some photos here? This blue illumination is lighted by 10,000 LED bulbs until 31st Jan, 2016.

  Please come to Otaru Canal and enjoy this romantic blue world with your friends or families.

  The famous Canal Cruise is also decorated by blue lights. 

  Have a nice trip in this winter! Come to Otaru to experience blue canal.


Mini Concert on 27,28 Nov

Hello everyone! 
Would you like concert? You can listen a mini concert in Canal Plaza free on this weekend.

27thFri 28thSat Nov, 2015 【Performing Time19001930
VenueCanal Plaza  in front of the Glass Tower   Free

27stFriShige 19001930

 He has started performance in Dec,2013.
 He sang in a BAR from 2014 and performed at Cross Road Concert.
 He is also acting widely as a music provider and so on.
 His songs are focus on love songs.

28thSat Riku Nakanishi 19001930

  He can sing to his own accompaniment with guitar or piano and acts as a singer-songwriter by performing duo or trio. He has a husky voice and falsetto like woman and plays special melodic line to make listeners go a trip around world.
  Waiting for your coming.


Night Walking Tour in Otaru

  Hello everyone!
  Have you known the history of Otaru? Would you want to go around Otaru to see old buildings?
  Please take part in the free Night Walking Tour.

 1. Period
   21st Nov,2015 (Sat) 30th Jan,2016 (Sat)
   Friday, Saturday and the day before festival of Japan, 23rd 24th Dec
  except for 2nd Jan(Sat)
 21st(Sat)·22nd(Sun)·27th(Fri)  ·28th (Sat) Nov
 4th(Fri)·5th (Sat)·11th (Fri)·12th (Sat)·18th (Fri)·19th (Sat)·22nd (Tue)26th (Sat) Dec
 8th (Fri)10(Sun), 15th (Fri)·16th (Sat)·22nd (Fri)·23rd (Sat)·29th  (Fri)·30th (Sat) Jan

2. Meeting Time                      18:20
3. Departure Time                   18:30
4. Expected Returning Time   19:30
5. Meeting and Returning Location    Canal Plaza “International Information Center”
6. Charge   Free
7. Number of People   the first 10 comers every time (Reservation is required.)
                      15 persons for group at the maximum.

 Please feel free to contact with us. 


Three Major Night Views of HOKKAIDO

   Welcome to HOKKAIDO!!!!
   Would you know the Three Major Night Views of HOKKAIDO ? They are night views of  OTARU Tengu Mountain, SAPPORO Moiwa Mountain and HAKODATE Mountain. Have you been to these spots? 

  Night View from OTARU Tengu Mountain.

  The night view is main of residential street because there are just about 120,000 people in Otaru, but it can give you a so quiet environment to enjoy special view in Otaru. 
  Night View from SAPPORO Moiwa Mountain 

  It looks similar with Otaru but  different. Night view from SAPPORO Moiwa Mountain is focus on skyscrapers but residential buildings are the main in Otaru.

  Night View from HAKODATE Mountain 

   HAKODATE Mountain is different from SAPPORO and OTARU  because of its shape. Does it look like the alphabet "X" ? 

 Would you want to enjoy the "Three Major Night Views of HOKKAIDO" by yourself ? By the way, it will snow heavily in winter in HOKKAIDO, if you can take some photos of snowy night view, please show them to us ? Waiting for your coming.


Otaru Canal Cruise Temporary Closure

   Hello everyone.
   Have you enjoyed your trip in Otaru ? I have an important news to tell you that the Canal Cruise will be closed temporarily because of the construction of Chuo Bridge on 5th Nov--20th Nov, 2015.

   I am so sorry troubling you. Please check this schedule.
Thank you !!! 


Otaru Department 2015

   Hello everyone.
   Have you gone to a lot of stores to buy some souvenirs for your friends ? Today you can buy a lot kinds of souvenirs at Otaru Department in Kyu Otaru Shoko Kaigisho(The Old Chamber of Commerce and Industry). 

  Many kinds of goods are sold there, but today is the last day. Please come here.

The Old Chamber of Commerce and Industry



Premium Green Tea Terrine in Otaru Grand Park Hotel

 Hello everyone ! Would you like Japanese sweets ? Would you know Japanese Tea Culture ?  Japanese like green tea, so green tea is no only for drinking but also for the sweets made. 
  I want to introduce a new kind of sweets named "Premium Green Tea Terrine".

  Terrine is from France and famous in Asia. Grand Park Hotel creates this  "Premium Green Tea Terrine" by green tea and chocolate. 

  You can buy it at Patisserie in Grand Park Otaru 2F.

  Please have a taste !


Giant Clam Festival in Otaru 2015

   Hello everyone ! Would you like Giant Clam? Otaru holds the Giant Clam Festival every year. Would you like join in with us to taste delicious Giant Clams on 21st and 22nd Nov of this year?

   These pictures were taken last year and two years ago. It looks so delicious, doesn't it?

   We are waiting for your coming with Giant Clams. Please take part in the Giant Clam Festival in Otaru 2015.


So-net MOMO came to Canal Plaza

  Hello everyone. Would you know So-net MOMO? 
  She is a character for So-net which is in SONY group. ++Wow++ !! MOMO came to Canal Plaza for getting  tourist information.
  I was talking with her about her taste. She likes sea food so much that can eat a lot, so I recommend her to go to the sea food market to have a lunch. 
  MOMO looks very exciting when hearing of sea food market. If you want to eat delicious sea food, please come to Otaru ! After getting some information, MOMO gave me a warm hug.
   We also took a commemorative photo to advertise Otaru.
  Would you like MOMO? Would you also want to enjoy your trip in Otaru like MOMO ?
We are waiting for your coming.


Otaru Snow Story 2015

Hello everyone ! Would you know the Snow Story of Otaru ?

  It has been held in winter every year. You can see a lot of glass goods of hand-made for enjoying your trip. (photos of last year)

  Otaru Canal was also made up beautifully by snow and illumination.
  The perfect glass tower was displayed in Otaru Canal Plaza.
  And you also could find this float ball tree at the gate of Canal Plaza.
  Please come to Otatu Canal to see romantic Snow Story in winter.

The Snow Story will be held on 21st November,2014 -- 14th February,2015. Waiting for your coming and enjoy the romantic winter in Otaru together.