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- We bought quite a bit of dried seafood to use for soups here. We tried the fruits here as well and they were absolutely amazing.
Please try!!Written 15 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A 15-minute stroll from Nord Otaru Hotel to this small local market displaying variety of sea creatures you could possibly select for a taste. The ‘Otaru-don’ is a specialized dish of the day (depend on what they have, but always fresh!) I would strongly recommend among others.Written 15 January 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Stop by on the way from Sapporo to Otaru. A small local market with friendly hawker. Sells fruits, vege, seafood, fried/cooked food and groceries. Surprisingly the toilet is sooo clean, thumbs up!Written 9 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The historical building itself is the Former Otaru Warehouse.
Now functions as a tourist information center, providing sightseeing and accommodation information in Otaru. There are shops selling local food, products and souvenirs.Written 20 December 2016
- All the products in the shop are so pretty and also valuable in expense. But not that suitable for family with kids because full of glassesWritten 25 December 2019
- Kids loved namco (playground with the video games). Lots of shops and restaurants. This place was deserted when we visited. Got some bargains on clothes.
We took a train to Otaruchikko station and walked the mall towards Otaru town centre. Less time consuming this way.
Suggest skipping this if you have only 1 day in Otaru.Written 13 April 2017
- Let's just say they sell everything related to home improvement really not a place for tourists we got here by accident but it is truly huge.Written 21 December 2015
- Book the restaurant in advance because it is flooded with tour booking tourist. There is a restaurant on the 2nd floor.Written 5 December 2019
- A famous large souvenir shop with variety of music boxes to choose from. Perfect shop to buy an ideal gifts for families & friends. Easily accessible from the main train station. Tip, if you want to visit this place, be here before the opening time to avoid large crowd.Written 11 February 2020
- There isn't much shopping to be done in Otaru except for the Sakaimachi shopping street where you can find lots of quaint shops selling unique and handmade Japanese crafts and snacks. This is where the famous Music Box Museum and Kitaichi Glass Museum are located, as well as other quaint cottages selling exquisitely handmade music boxes, glass crafts, accessories and other specialty souvenirs. Prices are a bit high but it's worth to bring back a memory of Otaru. There are also no lack of eateries along these streets. But walking in the winter cold in this seemingly endless street is quite a physical challenge. Do drop by the famous Letao shop, their signature cheese cookies are worth every mouthful!Written 6 January 2020
- I am fascinated by glass ever since my visit to Kitaichi Glass Museum in Otaru, Hokkaido.
Over the years since it opened in 1901, Kitaichi Glass has earned world renown, with a collection of unrivaled glass works Japanese style, country style, and western style where you can view all the ways that light can sparkle and shimmer. The popular tableware and ornamental animals in motifs representing Hokkaido’s nature seem to be screaming, “Look at me!”
Kotaichi Glass has certainly raise the profile of glass as an art form. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…Written 28 September 2019
- very easy to get to from the port area, just a short walk. Interesting to look around and as mentioned there was a phone app that you could use to do the tour and get information. very friendly staff, free sake was available for tasting and the ones we tasted were very nice. did buy some sake to take home but did not feel obliged to buy anything. there were also samples of tasty little treats.Written 28 July 2019
- It's another shopping strip.
It was a cold day so we walked past briskly.
We are sure it is different in spring and summerWritten 22 December 2016
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