Hokkaido Trip 2009 – Otaru

Otaru (小樽市, Otaru-shi?) is a city and port located in Shiribeshi, Hokkaidō, Japan, northwest of Sapporo. The city faces the Ishikari Bay, and it has long served as the main port of the bay. With its many historical buildings, Otaru is one of Japan’s leading tourist destinations. At one time, a canal ran through the middle of the town, but now only a portion of it has been preserved. source : wikipedia.org

As Otaru is very close to Sapporo, most tourist who went to Sapporo would visit Otaru too. It is a small, but attractive sea-side town which is famous for the canal, sushi restaurants, chocolate and cake shops and glassware shops. It is only about 20-30 minutes by train from Sapporo and we took a day trip there. It’s a very relaxing and romantic town where you can just laze around all day walking and eating snacks, chocolates and cakes and drinking coffee and for lunch and dinner, eat at one of the many sushi restaurants.

All the pics were taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.

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