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Daytrip – Sapporo to Otaru (3rd November 2015)

Otaru is a very easy 50 minutes train ride daytrip from Sapporo.  From JR Sapporo station, take the JR Hakodate line.

As usual, places of interest are near to the train station.  The town is small and quiet.  The Otaru Canal runs through the city center.  It is lined with restaurants and cafes.  I also notice that there are many  glass and sweet shops.

Otaru canal provides a very scenic place to have a slow stroll.  There are some artists here to sketch your portrait with a fee.  We had ice-cream with melon at one dessert shop.  However, the melon was not as sweet as we had expected.

If you are the type that love a quiet and unhurried stroll, perhaps Otaru is the right destination.

 

Otaru Townage Award

Otaru Townage Award

 

A short trip from Sapporo to Otaru

A short trip from Sapporo to Otaru

 

Otaru train station

Otaru train station

 

Bus terminal just next to Otaru train station

Bus terminal just next to Otaru train station

 

Otaru canal - straight way down from Otaru train station

Otaru canal – straight way down from Otaru train station

 

A quiet stroll

A quiet stroll

 

Scenic

Scenic

 

Another scene

Another scene

 

Boat ride available

Boat ride available

 

Canal is clean

Canal is clean

 

Another area near the canal

Another area near the canal

 

This is a restaurant

This is a restaurant

 

Charming old building

Charming old building

 

Cool

Cool

 

This water pump is still working

Antique water outlet

 

Some restaurants nearby the canal

Some restaurants nearby the canal

 

Melon ice cream

Melon ice cream

 

 

 

 

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