Shopping Spots in Otaru / Kiroro / Shakotan Area

  • Main Building of the Otaru Music Box Museum
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    4.0
    703 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sumiyoshichou 4-1
    This landmark of Otaru, the Otaru Music Box Museum is located on a corner of the Marchen Intersection of Otaru Sakaimachi street and Irifune street. Housed in a red brick structure built in 1912, this store displays music boxes collected from all over Japan and the world resplendent with a warm radiant atmosphere. The steam-powered clock by the entranceway announces the time every 15 minutes with a blast of steam and a melody. It is a popular photo opportunity spot.

    A famous large souvenir shop with variety of music boxes to choose from. Perfect shop to buy an ideal gifts for families & friends. Easily accessible from the main train station. Tip, if you want to...

  • Otaru Taisho Glass Palace
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    4.0
    145 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-1-8
    Approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Otaru Station, this shop was repurposed from the historical Natori Takasaburo Store built in 1906. Inside the shop are displays of Japanese style glass works made in Otaru City which are available for purchase. Nearby are a series of shops including the Vidro-Kan with its collection of miniature glass and the Tonbo Tama-Kan that features a workshop to try out glass production.

    There are lots of workshops in other shops making marbles (10min), gluing glass on music boxes, sun catcher etc. But definitely book and try the hot work (making vase / cup) at 1200 degrees. Takes 40...

  • Kitakaro (Otaru Main Shop)
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    4.5
    409 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-22
    This Japanese-style confectionery is about 10 minutes on foot from Minami-Otaru Station. The modern stone shop on Sakaimachi-dori Street in Otaru is also a new tourist attraction. They particularly recommend their Kaitaku Okaki snacks and Fairy Forest baumkuchen cake, created to commemorate the opening of their main shop. Their baumkuchen is made the old-fashioned way, with craftsmen wrapping paper around oak cores and painstakingly baking them one by one. To keep them moist, they're left to mature overnight at a constant temperature. You can observe the bakers making baumkuchen at the store.

    As we visited Otaru during the state of emergency period a lot of shops including Kitakaro had limited fresh baked goods. So we didnt get to taste their famous cream puffs. But the ice cream was the...

  • Wing Bay Otaru
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Chikko 11
    This commercial complex facility is located six minutes by outbound rapid train (JR Hakodate Main Line) from JR Otaru Station at JR Otaru-Chikko Station (directly connected to Wing Bay Otaru). It was built as a place of expression in Otaru, a city that combines nature and culture. It has popular brand shops, a fitness gym, movie theater and a variety of restaurants. In addition, events are held on weekends inviting various performers.

    Went there for clothes shopping early January 2019. Claimed tax free so that receipt was stapled in my passport. And I hadn’t take a photo of the receipt before leaving receipts at custom of Chitose...

  • Shin Nantaru Market
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Otarushi Chikkou 8-11
    Opened in 1999, this market place consists of 25 specialty stores of professional connoisseurs and craftsmen. Popular among the people of Otaru as well as tourists, Shin Nantaru Market is a place where food from Hokkaido ranging from fresh fish to processed goods such as seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables can all be found. Plenty of good-quality food can be bought at reasonable local prices, and the media can often be found here. There’s also a dining hall in the market where you can get some sushi or a bowl of rice topped with plenty of fresh seafood. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.

    We went back twice as the seafood are very fresh and a lot of varieties and vendors that you can choose from.

  • Rinyu Morning Market
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 3-10-15
    This is a market which opens early in the morning from four o’clock and has seafood lined up in a row for sale. It is a popular morning market for locals and tourists. There is also a restaurant that will cook the ingredients you bring which have been purchased in the morning market, so you can have the luxury of tasting fresh seafood.

    A 15-minute stroll from Nord Otaru Hotel to this small local market displaying variety of sea creatures you could possibly select for a taste. The ‘Otaru-don’ is a specialized dish of the day (depend...

  • Smokery, Nanpotome Taro Shop
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Yoichi-gun Yoichicho Minatomachi 88
    "This is a smokery renovated from an old house. It is one of only a few in Hokkaido, and the products that are smoked slowly over a period of one to three weeks are very popular. The store uses a mix of oak and beech sawdust from Hokkaido only. The products are seasoned simply with just salt, with no added preservatives or coloring. Other than most popular item, which is crab, seafood such as herring and atka mackerel and smoked vegetables such as carrots and potatoes are available. The rare ""smoked tofu"", only available at this shop, is also popular."

    Please do not be misled by my rating. This shop is famous for its smoked crabs, but because its not the season, I didnt get to try this delicacy. The smoked snacks or titbits are relatively...

  • Elra Plaza Yoichi-cho Tourist Information and Souvenir Center
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Yoichigunyoichichou Kurokawachou 5-43
    The tourism and production center adjacent to JR Yoichi Station sells special products and also offers tourist information. In the souvenir corner there is a wide variety of liquors including Nikka Whiskey famous from the NHK morning drama and Yoichi wine. Their freshly baked apple pies using locally grown apples and handmade gelato are loved not only by tourists but also by locals. On the second floor is “Jump Kingdom Yoichi Exhibition Hall” displaying approximately 200 items of ski jumping Olympic medalists including skis they used etc.

    來到余市想必就是要去看酒廠,在抵達時不會在車站停留,但回去時因為班次關係,可能要在車站停留一陣子,這時這跟車站共購的商店就是很好的逛逛去處,當然不能跟一些大城市的共購商場相比,這裡比較像一間商店,但從余市到北海道的特產都有賣,且價格不貴,很適合在這打發時間,我買了蘋果派,味道還算不錯,還有許多冰淇淋可選擇。

  • LeTAO Main Shop
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-16
    The main location of a Western confectionary shop from Otaru, Hokkaido. The easily identifiable exterior is modeled after a cute, old European tower. The shop's signature item is its Double Fromage, a melt-in-your mouth cheesecake made with top quality ingredients and consisting of a baked and non-baked layer. The shop can also ship products throughout Japan and you can always enjoy fresh-made cheesecake and creme brulee in the cafe area.

    今やオタルといえばルタオ。限定の品や試食もあり楽しく買い物ができました。建物も小樽の雰囲気によく合っていて素敵です。

  • Kitaichi Glass Hanazono Store
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Hanazono 1-6-10
    A satellite shop of Otaru glassware company Kitaichi Glass. Operating out of an old-fashioned building facing National Route 5, here you can try glass engraving. The shop's sandblasting class involves blasting sand onto the surface of glass to etch out your very own original design and is easy even for elementary school-aged children to do. You can get your creation that very day, perfect for making a memory with family or a friend. The shop also offers a glass bead arranging class in which you combine your favorite glass beads along with other parts to create a necklace or bracelet. The shop is also located a little away from the popular Otaru Canal, ensuring you can enjoy a quieter, more relaxing experience here.

    We enjoyed this workshop very much. You apply stencil stickers on the glass of your choice (you pay separate fee for the glass) and eventually use a sand blaster to etch the glass. The final result...

  • Niikuraya Hanazono Main Shop
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Otarushi Hanazono 1-3-1
    This is the head office of a long-established Japanese confectionary maker “Otaru Niikuraya”, founded in 1895 in Otaru City, Hokkaido, that has been continuously loved by the locals. “Hanazono Dango”, the well-known Otaru specialty is a long seller from the early Showa era. There are five varieties including black sweet bean paste, white sweet bean paste, green tea flavored bean paste, sesame, and soy sauce, and are characterized by the special way the bean paste is spread which is called, Yamagata-ittou style. In the café space inside the store you can enjoy the sweets you have purchased with a coffee or green tea.

    Old dango cafe of Otaru town open since 1895. I try 3 tastes of dangos which are shoyu sauce, black sesame and red bean. Having with green tea, which a little bit more bitter.

  • Kuwataya Otaru Main Store
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Ironai 1-1-12 Otaru Unga Terminal 1F
    This store sells panju, a specialty product of Otaru, which is soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. The word panju has even been added to the Kojien Japanese dictionary. At four centimeters tall and three centimeters wide, it is the size of a takoyaki, and has fillings of cream and cheese available. Panju has been used as an everyday snack since the Meiji period and was a reasonably priced food for common folk in a time when bread was still expensive. The snack is carefully handmade with 100% Hokkaido-produced crisp dough, and hot and plenty of fillings. It is best eaten freshly baked, but is also very nice when enjoyed at home after being heated by a microwave and finished off in an oven toaster to get that characteristic crisp outer texture.

    After lunch, was walking around the area and spotted the signboard outside Otaru Canal terminal which showed these cute little panju and decided to have a taste. Kuwataya’s panju is a popular...

  • Orgel-doh(R) Kaimeiro Main Store
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 1-20
    "This specialty music box store is located facing Sakaimachi Street. The historic building was built in 1893, and Kaimeiro Brand music boxes are exhibited and sold here. It has been designated as a historical building of Otaru City, and has a mysterious atmosphere which evokes a sense of nostalgia. It has a reputation for allowing customers to spend their time peacefully in the spacious and brightly lit store. As the building also has a workshop, customers can choose their music and boxes to order ""mix and match music boxes,"" even purchase ""DIY music boxes"" to decorate themselves or also order ""custom-made music boxes"" with your memorable music."

    カフェというよりオルゴールのお店という感じでしたが、奥にスペースがありゆっくりできました。観光地価格でしたが どこもゆっくりできるのは良いとおもいます。オルゴールのお店なので雰囲気もしっかり味わえると思います

  • Nantaru Market
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Otarushi Shintomichou 12-1
    The market, located five minutes away from JR Otaru Station, is vibrant and highly popular with local customers and tourists. The prototype was created in the early Showa era around 1930. Afterward, it took its current form in 1968, vibrant with nearly 30 stores in a building with a retro feel. In addition to the fishery and agricultural products unique to Hokkaido, there are many processed foods using local seasonal ingredients, fresh seafood like sashimi and dried fish, and also stores shipping locally. Besides that, the lineup has a rich variety, including food, household products and fresh flowers.
  • Kitaichi Glass Sangokan (Emporium No. 3)
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-26
    Kitaichi Glass Sangokan (Emporium No. 3) located a little south of the canal is a popular tourist attraction even in Otaru and is well known as a glassware store. It also contains retailers of original glass products such as colorful glasses and lamps as well as cafe bars where stained glass spreads across the ceiling. One of the popular shops is Kitaishi Hall which is lit by 167 oil lamps. Because you can order meals and confectionary in the shop, it is recommended as a place to have a break from sightseeing. This fantasy space that is just like entering the world of the movies is worth a visit.
  • Kitaichi Glass Outlet
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-20
    This is a souvenir shop in Otaru. They offer discontinued products or items that might not be up to usual standards from the Kitaichi Glass company. These goods are all available at prices below regular market prices. This has become a very popular souvenir spot for tourists.
  • SaShiSuSeSo
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 7-26
    This seasonings container shop is owned and operated by Kitaichi Glass, a company which brings the culture and traditions of Otaru into the modern day. The shop's primary product is the namesake SaShiSuSeSo, a popular soy sauce dispenser which doesn't drip created by Kitaichi Glass. Made with an integrated, carefully adjusted top, these soy sauce dispensers pour well and prevent unwanted excess dripping. The shop carries a wide variety of these dispensers, from reasonably-priced models perfect for taking home as a souvenir to high-class styles suitable for giving as a present for a special occasion. The shop also carries cute small dishes, chopstick rests, salt shakers, toothpick holders, and more; and souvenir hunters are sure to have fun just looking around.

    北一硝子の液だれしない醤油さし専門店です。 お値段は800円からととてもお手頃。 オリーブオイルも使える醤油さしもあります。 道路に面した本店とお土産通りの堺町本通りにある2号店の二つ。 アウトレット店にも値段の高いものが少しお安くありますよ。 おすすめは本店。 2号店と同じものがありますが2号店の方が少し狭いのとお客が多くゆっくりと見てまわれない感じです。 本店はじっくり見れてよかったです。 一...

  • Souvenir shop Kobushiya Otaru Branch
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 5-29
    A Hokkaido souvenir shop located on Sakaimachidori Shopping Street in the center of Otaru. As well as Otaru, the shop has branches open in Sapporo and Hakodate too. All the branches have a wide selection of sweets and local sake from across Hokkaido, so it’s a great place to do all the souvenir shopping. All the classic confections like Shiroi Koibito, Rokkatei, Royce’, Jaga Pokkuru, and Hanabatake Bokujo are on sale. The shop has English and Chinese speaking staff making it easy for tourists to do their shopping. The stone exterior of the shop fits in nicely to the retro look of Otaru’s streets.

    商店街のほぼ中央にある石造りの倉庫が目印の土産店です。広い店内には、石屋製菓、六花亭、ロイズ、じゃがポックル、花畑牧場と人気商品が幅広くあり、北海道の土産が勢揃いしています。5000円以上購入すると送料が四国、九州、沖縄が800円、その他が600円となることです。まとめ買いをするなら、お勧めです。

  • Yakata Blanche
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Hanazono 1-3-2
    This long-established confectionery store was founded in 1936. There are approximately 30 varieties of cake for sale all throughout the year in this tasteful store that symbolizes good old Showa. The ingredients are carefully selected, using local produce from Hokkaido as much as possible, and the store continues to create health-friendly confectioneries that do not include preservatives. This popular store is said to be known to all in Otaru, and to this day, continues to create traditional flavors that are loved by everyone from small children to the elderly.

    穴場の店です。 女性にはお薦めです。 色々なケーキが販売されてますが金のショコラがお薦めです。 アーモンドとバターの風味が豊かで美味しいですね

  • Toys Sweet
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Asarigawaonsen 1-306-36
    This western-style confectionery store, recognizable by its pop, American logo on the wall, is located approximately ten minutes from Asari interchange toward Asarigawa Onsen. For over 20 years since its establishment, the store has been creating and selling authentic French confectionery that is loved by local customers. The owner-chef of the restaurant is a talented person who has studied in Europe for ten years and has experience serving as head French chef at Sapporo Keio Plaza Hotel. The store's Otaru fresh cream pudding is a special dish that boasts a rich taste with a refreshing aftertaste and is made with plenty of pasteurized milk from Yamanaka Dairy Farm in Akaigawa Village and mellow 48% fat-content fresh cream. The bitterness of the coffee flavor further enhances the gentle sweetness.

    在朝里水壩附近的Toy甜點咖啡屋,可順道來此歇息,二樓有老闆朋友蒐集的一些古董玩具,店中甜點旁邊擺放附近有機農人的照片,顯示食材的產地是周遭的農家。小塊蛋糕甜點約350~400 JPY...

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