Otaru Canal, winter season
Otaru Canal can be said to be the symbol of Otaru. Built in the year of 1923 and is a famous sightseeing spot in Otaru. In the evening the store houses along the canal will be lighted up & 63 old fashioned gas lamps are lit and provide a romantic atmosphere. The canal also serves as the main site of the town’s Snow Light Path Festival which will be held in February each year.