|The canal was built offshore to fill in the Taisho era.
Approximately 1140m long and has a width of about 40m.
Otaru was a vestibule leading to the outside of the Hokkaido exploitation, and many goods collected and distributed it a long tisme ago.
Now, on the south of Otaru Canal is a 20m-wide walk way. There are many visitors who visit as sightseeing point most famous for Otaru.
|The building of the former Bank of Japan Otaru branch which has left the image of Otaru called "north Wall Street" as it is.|
The role which the Bank of Japan has played is explained.
Japanese bill has exhibited after World War.
|The old Otaru warehouse which is a building containing Ｃanal Plaza is the historical building built in Meiji 26. |
The newest sightseeing information can be caught here.
|The building of the former Mitsubishi Bank Otaru branch built in Taisho 11 was reused.|
The shop representing Otaru, such as "Amatou", "Kaimeirou", and "Kuwataya", has gathered.
|It is the typical historical building of Otaru built in Showa 2. |
It is a building which makes the old time of having been called "north Wall Street" .
The outer wall with which five arches are connected has the beauty which was able to take harmony.
|The stone-made profound building of a modern Europe revival style built in Meiji 39.|
It is restored to the state at the time of construction, and a floor, a wall, a ceiling, a chandelier, a fireplace, etc. have told the prosperity of Otaru of Meiji Era soon.
|It is the art museum made based on the royal palace in Venice. |
The gondola where deceased Princess Diana actually rode, and vivid Venetian glass are exhibited.
In an art museum, a visitor wears the Venice dress and can also do commemoration photography.
|250-sort 5000 fish are exhibited by the Otaru aquarium. |
Living things of the north sea, such as fish of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea, a Gomafu seal, Clione besides the rat dolphin in which it is only here in Japan, can be seen
The pleasant show of otaria and the show of an exciting bottlenose dolphin are seen.
【Marine animal park】
It is the corner which carried out use use of the seashore in the Sea of Japan.
Many sea creature animals including the big Steller's sea lion and walrus of the body, and five kinds of seals seen in Japanese waters can be seen.
|Yuujirou Ishihara was living in Otaru from 3 years old to 9 years old. |
On the first floor, the set of a movie "sun in Kurobe" is reproduced, and a car (Nissan and Blue Bird), CM, a record jacket, etc. which were used on the movie "5000 km to a glory" are exhibited and introduced.
On the second floor, owner car Benz 300SL and favorite marine goods are exhibited.
Moreover, the cottage in Hawaii and Yujiro's residence in Seijo are reproduced and introduced.
■ Traffic access
JR Otaruchikkou Station -> on foot 10 minutes
Or the Otaru Station bus terminal -> It is 38 minutes in the Otaru walk bus.