Otaru Hina Doll Tour 2015

Otaru Hina Doll Tour 2015

Hina Doll’s festival is held on March 3 every year in Japan. This is the day for girls. The event shows several kinds of Hina doll which were passed through the generations and some were donated by citizens. You can take...
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Otaru Snow Light Path 40 venues in 2015

Otaru Snow Light Path 40 venues in 2015

Otaru Snow Light Path has been famous event in Hokkaido year by year, so that the venues are increasing every year. 40 venues are opened in this festival. 1. Otaru Canal Plaza(運河プラザ会場) Date: Feb 6 – 8 place: Otaru Canal Plaza...
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Otaru Snow Light Path 2015

Otaru Snow Light Path 2015

Otaru City is lightened from dawn to 21:00 every where. So many people are attracted by fantastic lights. The main venues are at Otaru Canal and the former Temiya rail road. Sub venue is in Asari River hot spa. The...
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The Old Aoyama Villa

The Old Aoyama Villa

The old Aoyama Villa is located in Shukutsu, west of Otaru near Otaru Aquarium. This is a symbol of herring fishing. When the 2nd Aoyama family, Masakichi were thinking about the villa, his daughter Masae, 17 years old, planed a grandiose...
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Otaru Museum Main Branch

Otaru Museum Main Branch

Otaru Museum is located in Temiya, used to be called Otaru Transport Museum(小樽交通記念館). This is the main branch of Otaru museum. The museum has Canal branch near Otaru Canal next to Otaru Canal Plaza. The museum restarted as the role...
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Otaru Museum Canal Branch

Otaru Museum Canal Branch

Otaru Museum Canal Branch is located near Otaru Canal and next to Otaru Canal Plaza. This is the canal branch of Otaru museum which is located in Temiya, used to be called Otaru Transport Museum(小樽交通記念館). The museum restarted as the...
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Otaru Church

Otaru Church

Otaru Church is located in Touncho, Otaru. It is very near to Suitengu Shrine(水天宮). The church was founded in 1895 and the present building was constructed in 1908 which is designated as a historical building of Otaru city. It is so...
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Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Ryugu Jinjya is located in Inaho west of Otaru station, which takes 10 minutes walking. It was originally built in 1869 by Buyo Enomoto for keeping peace of Hokkaido. After that, the present shrine was built here in 1896, but the...
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Suitengu Shrine, Otaru

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru

Suitengu was originally built in 1859. The present building was built in 1919, which is connected with three buildings called ‘Honden=main building’, ‘Chuden=middle building’ and ‘Haiden=front building’. It is said Gongen zu...
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Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Sumiyoshi Jinjya is the largest shrine in Otaru city. Many visitors go to the shrine for a new year. Sumiyoshi Jinjya shrine office is a historical building designated by Otaru city. The shrine had started about 150 years ago and...
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Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkougura in Otaru

Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkougura in Otaru

Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkougura is a factory of Tanaka Sake Brewery, the most famous local sake brewery in Otaru. It is located at Nobukacho, Otaru city near Minami Otaru station. The building is designated as a historical architecture by Otaru city which...
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Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Subway timetable on 31 Dec – 3rd Jan 2015 Sap...
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