We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marchen Intersection

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 134-32-4111
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
  • 36
    Very good
  • 35
  • 4
  • 0

Nothing more than a crossroad, crowd with tourist, slip and messy road (winter), old structure. This place are base of Orgel Doh, where their branch all over the crossroad. Steam... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ipoh, Malaysia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Ipoh, Malaysia
Level Contributor
235 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing more than a crossroad, crowd with tourist, slip and messy road (winter), old structure. This place are base of Orgel Doh, where their branch all over the crossroad. Steam clock under maintenance.

Thank hckok77
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's at the corner of the famous music box shop and also nearby the LeTao cheesecake store so it's someplace you will likely visit when you are in Otaru. There are obviously less people around after it gets dark but it can be icy and slippery during the winter months.

Thank Danny L
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you see bunch and bunch of tour groups, you know your holiday is going to get wrecked. Plus the fact the snow was slippery and dirty, makes the whole experience much worse. I suppose the area looks really nice with all the retail shops when there's not much people around. But then again, I don't think that's gonna happen... More 

Thank Wiliam S
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
313 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Scenic intersection next to the Music Box Museum. Never seen so many tourist before we get a different music box from the Museum every two years.

Thank daikin
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very quiet, serene and scenic intersection. Just in front of the Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building where one should take note the clock will release steam hourly. Nice place for photographs and the street next to Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building slopes upward like San Francisco.

1 Thank axk
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
143 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It is just a cluster of architecturally interesting buildings at the junction of a road. So? Anything else? I would say people pay more attention to the musical steaming tower clock nearby than to Marchen Intersection.

1 Thank Harumi18

Travelers who viewed Marchen Intersection also viewed


Been to Marchen Intersection? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Marchen Intersection staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?