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Marchen Intersection

Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido
+81 134-32-4111
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  • Average34%
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“meeting point” (2 reviews)
“music box” (6 reviews)
“steam clock” (4 reviews)
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Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido
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+81 134-32-4111
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"meeting point"
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"music box"
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"steam clock"
in 4 reviews
"landmark"
in 4 reviews
"pedestrian"
in 2 reviews
"museum"
in 7 reviews
"photographs"
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"canal"
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

The intersection was lit up at night during Christmas when we were there. We took some really nice photos here and it captures the nice buildings around.

Thank rayean88
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Nothing special here just a building a bit taller than the others .... shouldn't be even listed as an attraction...

1  Thank Alexandre N
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Visited in early August on a Sunday with a festival going on. There was a musical stage set-up on one side of the square and Sakaimachi street was closed to traffic and crowded with pedestrians. The intersection had interesting buildings around it, but what made...More

Thank Don P
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

This town square in front of the music box museum is picturesque for it's antique clock, lamps and pedestrian friendly sidewalks with lots of cafes.

Thank 1Ming
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

The perfect place to begin your visit to Otaru's famed Sakaimachidori street is to meet at Marchen Intersection. All you have to tell your friends is to meet you either at the Steam Clock or at the Bell Tower. The plaza area is large enough...More

Thank StuartGustafson
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Apart from the canal, this is the landmark of Otaru. Great for photo and great to serve as a meeting point. There is also one of the only two steam powered clocks in the world!,

Thank skydownkuo
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

This landmark makes the perfect meeting point. People will recognize the monument of the lighthouse in the center of the Marchen Intersection.

1  Thank yfylou
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

This junction is where there is an old clock, some monument, an ice cream shop, a toy shop, a music box museum and a gentle melody floating in the air. There is a broad alley between the toy shop and the music box museum with...More

Thank Jangtravels
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

I walked from the Otaru Post Office up to the Marchen Intersection. It was a pleasant walk with the shops and cafes along the way.

Thank Quack H
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Please wait for twilight period. You can capture many nice photography around this area. Many shops has light decoration

Thank S C
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