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Sapporo Station, morning train for Otaru.
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Inside train to Otaru. It takes about 40 min. by regular train, and costs a mere 620 yen.
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Milk shake with a Yubari melon flavor.
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My favorite train station name: Zenibako Station. Zenibako means money box.
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Otaru in sight from the train window.
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Sign promoting the Hokkaido Shinkansen to be built.
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Otaru Station
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Otaru Station platform
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Otaru Station
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Inside Otaru Station
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JR Otaru Station
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Otaru Station
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Otaru Station and bus terminal on the left.
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Chuo bus terminal next to Otaru Station.
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Billboard bus
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Sign promoting the shinkansen to be built to Hokkaido.
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View of Chuo-dori road from Otaru Station. Walk down this road to reach Otaru Canal.
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Sign in English, Chinese, Korean, and Russian.
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The former Temiya Line, Hokkaido's first rail line linking Otaru and Sapporo. It was discontinued in 1985.
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Temiya Line
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Former Yasuda Bank. More of Otaru historic buildings here.
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Karaoke place designed to blend in and conform to the area's building code.
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Miyako shopping arcade
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Miyako shopping arcade
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Chuo-dori road looking toward Otaru Station
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At the end of Chuo-dori is Unga Plaza which used to be Otaru Warehouse. Now find tourist info counter and gift shop.
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Inside Unga Plaza
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Unga Plaza inner courtyard.
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Otaru Canal is a short walk from Otaru Station.
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Otaru Canal has a large walkway alongside.
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Some artists show their work here.
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Otaru Canal
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Otaru Unga. "Unga" means canal.
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Murals showing some history of Otaru's marine transportation.
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Otaru Canal
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East end of Otaru Canal
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East end of Otaru Canal
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Warehouse along the Otaru Canal
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Restaurant near Otaru Canal.
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Rickshaw service available at the canal.
 
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