Otaru became my third destination during my visit to Hokkaido. Its location is relatively close to Sapporo, hence some people might visit this place for day trip only. Me myself, spend my stay in the place as I would like to enjoy the night view of Otaru.
The city has excellent night view and famous of its canal. You might want to have romantic moment with your spouse walking along the canal. The city is also famous for its musical box as well the sushi , one of the best in Japan on national level.
After arrive at Otaru, I am looking for bakery shop recommended by one of Japanese friend I met during my visit at Toya Lake Hostel. Me myself also recommend you to look for Letao, the location is nearby Otaru JR station. Letao is famous for its double fromage cheese cake with the matcha (green tea) cheese cake as well.
Visiting Otaru is incomplete without visiting Sushiya dori street, a street full of Sushi stores. Otaru is very famous for its sushi on national Japan level, so it’s good for you to try one of the sushi stores there.
I chose one of sushi stores at corner, Otaru Tatsumi Sushi Hanazono. The price of sushi in Otaru is not cheap, but it’s nice to try and experience it. I order one set of sushi contain different types of sushi.
The weather on the top is cold, can still find some ice snow on top even though there are no longer snow on the down town. Mt Tengu is famous for its skiing location during the winter time. There is nice view of city of Otaru from the top.
My hotel itself is nice, considered cheap compared to other accommodations in Otaru, the tourist places for people especially from Sapporo. It’s a personal room with television inside. The only minus if you carry heavy luggage with you, as it’s a sloppy road from or to the bus station and no stores nearby. However for food, or beverages are provided in the accommodation.
Villa Mountengu YH, Japan
2-13-1 Mogami, Otaru-shi
Phone : +81-134-33-7080
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue our journey to Sapporo next.