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Otaru Museum

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Address: 1-3-6 Temiya, Otaru 047-0041 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 134-33-2523
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Historical and impressive

The price of the ticket allows for entry to 2 museums, one near to the Otaru canal and one further down the road that is focuses on Trains. Interesting to learn about the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Singaporean in Shanghai
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Singaporean in Shanghai
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The price of the ticket allows for entry to 2 museums, one near to the Otaru canal and one further down the road that is focuses on Trains. Interesting to learn about the history of Otaru being the Wall Street of Hokkaido and also the scale of commercial fishing. I especially enjoyed the train museum as it traces the history... More 

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Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were disappointed with the Otaru Canal and found it was over-rated. Nothing spectacular about it. We passed it at 8pm and it was dark and not lighted up.

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Tokyo, Japan
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30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

interesting museum for those interest in Hokkaido. even though everything was in Japanese and my wife was not in the mood to explain the kanji i could not read the people working there were helpful in explaining. worth a visit if you have time to kill in Otaru.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
70 attraction reviews
427 helpful votes 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a nice small historical museum of the history of Otaru. The museum features many displays representing the early fishing and financial centers of Otaru. Everything is written in Japanese, so it helps to know some, but for the most part the displays are self explanatory.

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