Old Bank of Japan Building
Don't miss the old Bank of Japan (日本銀行), a classic brick building that was designed by the same architect responsible for Tokyo Station....
Once known as the 'Wall Street of the North', Nichigin-dōri is lined with elegant buildings that speak to Otaru's past life as a...
Walk beneath the old Victorian-style gas lamps lining this historic canal, and admire the charismatic warehouses dating from the late...
Otaru Sōko No 1
Housed in a converted warehouse on the harbour side of the canal, Sōku No 1 offers a nice selection of microbrewed drafts, plus German...
For Japanese travellers, eating in Otaru is all about sushi – local specialities include sake (salmon), ikura (salmon roe), uni and...
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Kita-no-aisukurīmu Yasan information
Housed in a converted warehouse just back from the canal (look for the ice-cream banner), this legendary Otaru ice-cream parlour scoops up some seriously stomach-turning flavours. If you're up to the challenge, you can sample nattō (fermented soy beans), tofu, crab, sea urchin, beer and even a jet-black scoop of squid ink.