Shikinai Odori near Otaru Canal, Otaru

This area was called “Wall street of North Japan” in the Taisho and the beginning of Showa era. Otaru had been more thriving city than Sapporo at that time. You can look some building that shows prosperity of former Otaru.

Now the buildings seem to be used as shop, cafe, museum and other tourist spot. 

47th bank Otaru branch
left Goto Shoten. Sweets shop, Soba noodle shop and cafe inside
Mitsui bank Otaru branch
Mitsubishi Bank Otaru branch
the dye works Kazu

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