I love Otaru! I think it’s one of my favorite places on this trip. With our handy map, we navigated our way to Sakaimachi Street after taking a few pictures at Otaru canal. This street is busy with shops, cafes and museums. It is about a 5 minute walk from the canal and you’ll have plenty to see.
It’s really fun in the winter since there are so many cute snow figures around. We passed by this souvenir shop in an old building.
We didn’t really go in but from outside, there were artsy coke bottles on display.
Look at these cute snow couple!
We saw a small canal by it where ducks were still happily swimming.
I love the old buildings in this area.
And also quaint little shops.
This shop had it’s resident craftswoman. Otaru is also famous for glass so you’ll find a lot of glass stores in this area.
A cute snowman. Around this time, they were lighting up candles for illumination at night.