From JR Sapporo, we took a train to Otaru and there are several trains a day. It costs 650 yen and it takes roughly around 30 minutes to get there. I love Otaru! I didn’t expect to fall in love with this place. It’s a quaint, small Japanese town loaded with charm. I think it’s perfect in the winter. I’m not sure how the place looks in different seasons.
From outside the station, we kept going straight. We got ourselves a handy map and we decided to check out the canal first before the rest of the town. We noticed that the KFCs in Sapporo have Colonel Sanders outside the place.
We were actually on the opposite end so we had to walk on snow to get to the other side. I noticed this bins which were crushed scallos shells for use as anti skid material. You can get some and scatter it on the road. That is eco-friendly.