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Address: 1-3-6 Temiya, Otaru 047-0041 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 134-33-2523
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There are two parts, the old warehouse buildings and the railway museum. Both are excellent. The restored buildings give one an appreciation for the many unrestored buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are two parts, the old warehouse buildings and the railway museum. Both are excellent. The restored buildings give one an appreciation for the many unrestored buildings all around. The railway museum includes several trips per day of a steam locomotive pulling a carriage, a favorite for the kids.

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Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Overall rating: 3.9 stars In return for a modest admission price, I really enjoyed the Otaru City Museum located in a kura (old warehouse) near the canal. The small, but well organized, exhibition walks visitors through the history of Otaru starting from around the mid-1800s. Shipping trade between Otaru and Osaka had been taking place for awhile; but business really... More 

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Singaporean in Shanghai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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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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