There is no apparent reason to be surprised by the fact that Otaru is visited by more than 7 million domestic and foreign tourists each year. This tourist destination houses several sightseeing spots, and this is why Otaru is always special in the hearts of its guests.
Located just 2.5 KM away from hotels such as Grand Park Otaru is the Otaru Canal that was completed in the early 1900s. If possible, just visit this spot in February when the Otaru Snow Light Path event takes place, and you’ll be lucky enough to view a scene from a dream.
Otaru Music Box Museum
Otaru is renowned in Japan for its music boxes, and at this museum, you can take a closer look at them. Those who stay at Otaru accommodation spots with their kids and families find it interesting to visit this place, as there is a collection of rare Karakuri dolls for their entertainment.
Mt.Tengu which is popular among the locals and known as ‘Tengu-Yama’ is particularly vibrant in the winter when it’s a paradise for skiers. Once you get to the peak, witness great views that will welcome and delight you, making you forget your exhaustion and encourage you to have some fun in the snow!
Extremely popular for selling fresh seafood, this market also sells every other produce. If you are a foodie who loves to explore local markets during your holidays, then this is a must-visit place during your tour there in Otaru!