Learn about Otaru

Otaru that prospered in port, railroad, herring. Prosperity at the time still remains in many places of downtown. Railroad (Temiya Line) between Temiya - hoods which were opened thirdly in Japan is most suitable for walk aimlessly while looking at flower. Port of Otaru that prospered as outport of coal prospers now as port representing Hokkaido where Cruise ship of 100,000 tons grade anchors in. Herring which "changed color of the sea into silver" was used as important manure which brought up Japanese agriculture and raw cotton so as to be called "chemical fertilizer". "Ginrinso" of mansion at the time "Nishin Goten" "Aoyama annex" is check required.
  • Hitoshi Ito of "Lady Chatterley's Lover", Taki Kobayashi ni of "crab-canning boat", painter, Zensaku Nakamura are from Otaru, too. Shintaro Ishihara, Yujiro brothers spent time in Otaru for seven years. Three acacias which climbed a tree are still left in those days (Inaho Elementary School). Vocal Ichiro Yamaguchi, morning program of Sakanaction which appeared in Nobuko Miyamoto, red and white of the part of bappa in the summer of "Amachan" "are refreshing!" There are a lot of celebrities with connection in deonajimino Koji Kato, Rika Kayama of psychiatrist, Otaru including Rei Nakanishi of songwriter of "Ishikari funeral march".
    The whole town is town of slope. The name of slope toward Otaru University of Commerce anything and "Jigokuzaka Street." We were called Mecca of ski and there were many jump meets and was held once in Tenguyama of Otaru. Ishikari Bay which brings up abundant seafood in front. The biggest giant clam is from Otaru in Japan. It is the mountains of hair restoring (mashike) on moment when we left Otaru Station, the other side of the sea. Is it trip feeling, sudden rise? Mikata is scenery that "house built hard" seems to be Otaru in halfway up a mountain of mountain among mountains if we look up. Such Otaru seeing from the sky? One that is "dog which opens mouth, and runs" how!
    We pick up in many markets, fresh fruit and vegetables which just reached from Niki and Yoichi of marine products and fruit kingdom which we have not looked at unintentionally in town and eat and want to do. It has a shape of luxurious passenger liner what when we stare at super "Nagasakiya" in the station square. Town Miyakodori Street central in downtown and two arcades of the Sun Mall first Avenue. If it is night, have delicious dish and liquor with flower silver. Wing Bay Otaru and yacht harbor of commercial facilities large in Otaruchikko. If extend a trip a little by bus; as for the Asarikawa onsen.

    Spring from March to May / herring, spring giant clam, sweet shrimp

    ※When it is spring, we push herring (another name, herring) with a large crowd for laying eggs and approach. Color of the sea is milky-white and is dyed in laying eggs, hosei. Summer from June to August / sea urchin, hokki, scallop

    Summer from June to August / sea urchin, hokki, scallop

    ezobafununi where sea urchin is called red sea urchin, Kita Anthocidaris crassispina called white sea urchin. If kombu of staple food is delicious, sea urchin becomes delicious, too. "Cheeks come off even if we eat whichever!"

    Autumn from September to November / autumn giant clam, abalone

    Autumn giant clam is body gashimatteummeidoo! Did giant clam produced in foreshore of Otaru know the best size in Japan? "Giant clam Festival is held at this time, too".

    Winter from December to February / miller's thumb, cod, flatfish

    Warm pan is recommended at this time when cooling is intense.