Otaru (小樽市 Otaru-shi) is a city and port in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan, northwest of Sapporo. The city faces the Ishikari Bay, and has long served as the main port of the bay. With its many historical buildings, Otaru is a popular tourist destination. Because it is a 25-minute drive from Sapporo, it has recently grown as a bedroom community. As of 31 July, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 131,706 with 67,308 households and a population density of 541.71 persons per km² (1,403.0 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 243.13 km2 (93.87 sq mi). Although it is the largest city in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, the subprefecture's capital is the more centrally located Kutchan.Wikipedia
Otaru in Japan awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Otaru. A gripping city on its own right, Sapporo-shi also deserves a visit. Sapporo-shi is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Odori Park, Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, Clock Tower. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
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Otaru Rickshaw Tour
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