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Address: 3-228 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047 , Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 134-22-1038

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Nice view

We took a taxi here from the cruise port (2000y) and visited it after the aoyama villa. It's a nice historical building with a good view, costs 300y and takes 10-15 minutes to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a taxi here from the cruise port (2000y) and visited it after the aoyama villa. It's a nice historical building with a good view, costs 300y and takes 10-15 minutes to go through. We asked our taxi to wait. Up the hill past the aquarium is another good view point. You can also take a bus from the... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We have visited Otaru three times in as many years, but never knew about the old herring fishing museum out on the point of the harbour. This time, we decided to drive out that way for a look back at Otaru and the harbour. What we found was a long, old, wooden building half the way up the hill to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

It takes about 20 min driving from otaru canal & lots of road tunnels.but a bit dissapointed coz i thoughT it has a place to drink n rest.just a good spot to take pic

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is located within walking distance of the Otaru Aquarium. You will see a building up on the hill. You can drive to it or just walk to it. It is a self tour and you can watch a video about the life of the herring fishermen back in the day. Interesting to watch.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Drive over here walk up to the lighthouse, you could enjoy a very good view of the coast with low column rock formation and you could overlook the aquarium too, free sealion show ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

About fifteen minutes by car from Otaru proper in the Shukutu (祝津) district is a so-called “Nishin Goten” or herring mansion on a hilltop. It’s easy to spot as the large red-roofed wooden building is immediately below a lighthouse. This building was originally built in 1897 in the western part of Shakotan Peninsula (Tomari Village in Furuu County) and was... More 

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