Romantic Atmosphere of Taisho Period -Otaru Canal-
April 21st, 2017
Otaru Canal (小樽運河) was built to unload a ship easily in 1923 because the marine transport became active. But the transport became diverse, and the marine transport was not used. It was said the canal was demolished for a while, but a part of the canal was preserve as a cultural site, and it changed to a sightseeing spot. The stone canal and brick buildings along the canal make us feel exoticism at that time. By the way, tourists can look over the canal on a sightseeing boat. More information, here.
When I read Tweets, Otaru Canal seems to be popular.
The famous Otaru Canal in the day time! We are waiting for sunset at 532pm!! (^^♪ @ 北海道小樽運河 https://t.co/s0hVUYaIQj— ♔ xkiyora ❣ (@xkiyora) 2016年3月7日
Lavender ice cream at a -5degree weather urghhh @ Otaru Canal, Hokkaido, Japan 日本北海道小樽运河 https://t.co/GK1U3pksBM— kimberlyloh (@kimberlylhe) 2016年2月25日
The canal is lit up in the evening and the tourists can enjoy a romantic atmosphere. It is a place that the tourists want to visit with their lovers. Otaru Yuki Akari-no-Michi (小樽雪あかりの路), snow event, is held in a winter. Otaru Canal can be enjoyed in a summer, the winter, the evening and the daytime. Admission free.
Otaru Canal Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Pay parkings are provided|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Otaru Canal.
|Hotel Sonia Otaru(ホテルソニア小樽)|
|Unga-no-Yado Otaru Furukawa(運河の宿 小樽 ふる川)|
|Hotel Nord Otaru(ホテルノルド小樽)|
|Dormy Inn Premium Otaru(ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽)|
|Authent Hotel Otaru(オーセントホテル小樽)|
|Tabino Sanpoyado Otaru Ekimae Guest House Ito(小樽駅前ゲストハウスIto)|
|Smile Hotel Otaru(スマイルホテル小樽)|
|Oyado Sakurai(御宿 櫻井)|
|The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki(おたるないバックパッカーズホステル杜の樹)|
|DORMITORY L(ドミトリー L)|
|Life House IPPO(Life House IPPO)|
|Otaru Nupuri Hostel (Female Only)(小樽ヌプリホステル)|
A page of Otaru is here