This small but engaging museum is housed in a restored warehouse dating from 1893, and has displays on Hokkaidō's natural history, some...
Nihon Yūsen Building
Lying behind the park at the northern end of the canal is the old Nihon Yūsen Company Building. Before the collapse of the herring...
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...
Lonely Planet review
Housed in a crumbling brick warehouse laced with vines of ivy, this famous bar-restaurant across from the museum has been the setting for several novels of Japanese literary fame. The English menu helps with the ordering, though it's best to ask the waiter for their osusume (recommendation), as the catch of the day and some local sake is generally what you're after here.