Top Choice Ice Cream in Otaru

Kita-no Aisukurīmu-ya-san

Housed in a converted warehouse that was built in 1892, just back from the canal, this legendary Otaru ice-cream parlour scoops up some seriously 'special' ice cream flavours. The ika-sumi (squid ink) is actually ju…
Seafood in Otaru


Housed in a crumbling brick warehouse laced with vines of ivy, this bar-restaurant (once the storehouse of a fabulously wealthy merchant) was a source of inspiration for a controversial essay by local author Takiji …
Sushi in Otaru

Otaru Sushi-kō

Come here for excellent sushi sets and kaisen-don (bowls of rice topped with sashimi) featuring Hokkaidō specialities such as sake (salmon), ikura (salmon roe), uni (sea urchin) and kani (crab). Note that it often c…