Otaru Canal

  • Station, the information desk
  • Public facilities
  • The history, culture, art

Otaru Port developed as doorway of Hokkaido reclamation. We unloaded using barge (daisen), but load quantity to deal with increased, and need to perform carrying task effectively came out to the offing by big ship in those days night. It is "Otaru Canal" that there was by filling up sea level to lengthen distance that lighter can come alongside the pier.
Because Otaru Canal is completed in 1923 and we fill up offing of the shore and were made not canal which digs the inland, and was crowded, what curve not straight line gently characterizes.
However, the times change, and the mission will tell the end by maintenance of wharf (futou) quay of port if it becomes after the war.
In 1986, canal filled up a part after debate over landfill for ten several years, and half of width became road, and paths of walk and town garden was reborn in maintained current figure.
Full length of canal is 1140m, and, as for the width, as for the part along Rinkosen Street, 20m, the northern part (under an alias: north canal) become 40m on the way with being original.
63 gaslights are installed in walk road, and there remains as figure at the time, and stone warehouse group along canal is reused in restaurants.
We burn, and stone warehouse group is lighted up, and, at dusk, gaslight creates atmospheres different in the daytime
Gaslight lighting time
・Otaru Canal walk road sunset - 24:00 (as for from June to August from 18:00 to 24:00)
・We turn on and with north canal walk road optical sensor (as for from June to August 18:00 - next morning 4:00)
※During Otaru Yukiakarinomichi period, lighting of gaslight is from 15:00.

・Canal warehouse group light up sunset - 22:30

[Announcements] September 10, 2018 publication
For electricity reduction, we stop light ups such as landmark architectures except gaslight from Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, September 14.
About light up after Saturday, September 15, we judge by the future electric supply situation.

Service information

  • Representative spot of photography, Asakusa Bridge town garden
    It is classic photography spot used in image photographs of Otaru Canal well.
    Even the first person is easy to find in the daytime as it is full of a large number of tourists!
    There is tourist information center in site and is very convenient for intelligence including the latest sightseeing information and brochure of facility.
    In the outskirts, Sakaimachi street, old Bank of Japan Otaru Branch, tourist attraction including Japan National Railways Temiya line are within walking distance including restaurant, too.
  • Chuo Bridge town garden near in marine sightseeing ship, canal Cruise embarkation place
    It is located in place where Otaru Canal intersects Chuodori Street lengthening for JR Otaru Station.
    In the outskirts, there are embarkation place, Shukutsu of Canal Plaza Tourist Information Center (Otaru international information center) becoming base of sightseeing and Otaru Canal Cruise, sightseeing in sea ship platform to the Otamoi area.

  • North canal where feature at the time remains
    North canal which is located in the north side of Otaru Canal walk road.
    As width of canal becomes wide, it is revealed that we walk walk road by the first one immediately.
    Please enjoy ship to moor at, atmospheric scenery of Minatomachi including warehouse and factory standing in a row slowly.
    If former Nippon Yusen Otaru Branch appointed to important cultural property of country and event hall "Otaru GOLDSTONE" which reused Canal Park opening in front, stone construction warehouse used once as warehouse stretch out some feet in the outskirts, there is Otaru Museum main building.
    In addition, Kitahama Bridge and Asahi Bridge appearing in canal are recommended as one point of photography!

Store information

Store name Otaru Canal
Otaru Canal
Address 〒047-0007
5, Minatomachi, Otaru-shi Otaru Canal
Telephone
Business hours Whole year walk is possible

Gaslight lighting time
・Otaru Canal walk road sunset - 24:00 (as for from June to August from 18:00 to 24:00)
・We turn on and with north canal walk road optical sensor (as for from June to August 18:00 - next morning 4:00)
※During Otaru Yukiakarinomichi period, lighting of gaslight is from 15:00.

・Canal warehouse group light up sunset - 22:30
[Announcements] September 10, 2018 publication
For electricity reduction, we stop light ups such as landmark architectures except gaslight from Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, September 14.
About light up after Saturday, September 15, we judge by the future electric supply situation.
Regular holiday Whole year walk is possible
Access It is an 8-minute walk from JR Otaru Station
Homepage https://www.city.otaru.lg.jp/kankou/miru_asobu_tomaru/kankosisetu/otaruunga.html