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Address: Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido
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Landmarks of Otaru

This spot should be the second landmark apart from the Canal. It was located at the junction of road next to Otaru Orgel Museum. The mechanical clock in front of the museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This spot should be the second landmark apart from the Canal. It was located at the junction of road next to Otaru Orgel Museum. The mechanical clock in front of the museum would eject steam once per hour and the site would be more impressive at night time when all the lights were led. The place was so crowded because... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This intersection is where the touristic part of Sakaimachi dori ends. Photo shooting opportunities abound here, except that it can be quite a challenge to avoid the masses of tourists at all corners of this intersection. Early in the morning is probably the best time to pursue the best shots here.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

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