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Kitaichi Glass 3gokan

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Address: 7-26 Sakaimachi, Otaru 047-0027, Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 134-33-1993
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An interesting piece of history

Known as the "Home of the Kerosene Lamp," Kitaichi Glass is in a timber-frame and stone building that was built in the 1890s a a fishery warehouse. This well-preserved and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
StuartGustafson
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Boise, Idaho

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Known as the "Home of the Kerosene Lamp," Kitaichi Glass is in a timber-frame and stone building that was built in the 1890s a a fishery warehouse. This well-preserved and maintained building now houses a glass store and a restaurant that is lit with only kerosene lamps. It's conveniently close to a parking area where you can get free parking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

All kinds of glass accessories and utensils. Have different kind of style like Europian and Japanese. Their furins are very beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Well display of handmade glasswork.Do drop by their cafe for the reknown big cream puff and milk tea. The decoration of the cafe is quite cosy though it was dark.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This particular shop has a larger web presence, but there actually are numerous little shops along these streets. I really liked Kitaichi, though. They had great glass dishes and decorations. I'd buy something again just to watch them wrap it!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This attraction was mostly a very large glassware shop selling all sorts of glassware, from lamp to jewellery. There is a small glass blowing workshop across the road where visitors can watch the artisans at work, but the workshop would fit perhaps 10 people at most, while the retail shop took up at least 3 units. There were 2 cafes... More 

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Dalian, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

If I had more money to spend, I would have probably liked this place a lot more. The glassware is beautiful, and the price reflects that. The salespeople were pushier than the other shops I'd been in, but were very knowledgeable about the different products and the techniques used to create the items. I'd love to go back someday when... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Railway track located between More hotel and Otaru station. We enjoyed walking along the track, looking at locals house and feeling nostalgic. The track will lead you to the tourist spots Sakamachi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Easily spend an hour here just browsing. If you like home decor or hosting dinners or buying small gifts, must visit this shop (they have many branches in town but this is the best).

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit if like glassware. It's a big building with a couple small shops and deli shops in the building. The restaurant is really beautiful serving both main and desert dish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful handicraft, loved the sake sets especially. Nice limited edition seasonal pieces for gifts. Not cheap but not likely to get similar elsewhere.

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