The city of Otaru in the land of the rising sun is one of the most famous among tourists for its nostalgic sense and the pleasant air of romance it emits. Here are a few places to find your mementoes and to try out some authentic sweet treats.
This famous café in Otaru stands tall between the Marchen Intersection and the Otaru Canal. The highlight dish here is their deliciously unique cheesecakes! LeTAO is a joint loved by both locals and tourists alike.
Kitakaro Otaru Honkan
Just a 6-minute drive away from Hokkaido accommodation facilities such as Grand Park Otaru, this confectionary shop serves up authentic Hokkaido sweets. Each day, people from Sapporo, Otaru and New Chitose Airport step in for a taste if Baumkuchen Fairy’s Forest – the signature dish!
Rokkatei Otaru Canal
This store by the Otaru Canal is all about Japanese style confectionaries! The favourite here seems to be the Marseille butter cake. Rokkatei also sells an awesome sweet product with the expiration date of only 2hrs after it has been prepared! Sound interesting enough to visit?
Kasayo Otaru Nikuraya
This confectionary shop established in 1895 specializes in old-fashioned Japanese sweets. There are plenty of sweets such as Hanazono Dang and Ishikura Kurumi Mochi which must be experienced rather than just tasted!
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