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The visitor centre has a cafe, gift shop and product store. The product store sells all Hokkaido made goods from sake to food stuffs and very interesting place to visit. The local crafts of glass ware were lovely as well.
This plaza is across the street from the canal. You can miss it if you walk down the street from the JR on the right side of the road and head right to the canal and shopping area. If you want to visit this tourist...More
The tourist information is to be found in an historic building over the road from the canal and straight down from the train station, and is well worth a visit. It houses a nice gift shop, with a range of local souvenirs;a cafe serving delicious...More
The historical building itself is the Former Otaru Warehouse.
Now functions as a tourist information center, providing sightseeing and accommodation information in Otaru. There are shops selling local food, products and souvenirs.
A small token fee brings you into this museum. A look back at olden day Otaru, its port, way of life and habitation. I must add that this was a more enjoyable and meaning visit than to the famed canal nearby.