Otaru, the closest city to Kiroro, is located on the nearby coast. Known for its seafood, glass art and canals, we figured it was good for a quick evening stop.
Turns out that the canal area is firmly on every tour bus route imaginable because we kept wondering where all these folks came from. The canal does have a two really picturesque couple blocks for strolling lined with historical warehouses adorned by icicle caps. We checked out one of them, which is now Otaru brewing for a snack.
The last highlight of the night was seeing one of the pimped out Japanese trucks. Rob had been talking about them for weeks and this one was the best one we’ve seen.