Quick stop in Otaru

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.


Daytime canal.


Glass showcase in the visitor center.


They have crushed Scallop shells for you to spread for traction.

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.


Otaru brewing. Atmosphere>beer taste. They did have very reasonably priced schnapps too.

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.


Pimped out Japanese truck

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