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Souvenirs Spots in Otaru / Kiroro / Shakotan Area

  • Main Building of the Otaru Music Box Museum
    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.
  • Kitaichi Glass Sangokan (Emporium No. 3)
    104 Reviews
    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 is a fairly large franchise with different shops across Otaru (could be elsewhere too). After the DIY sandblasting workshop in the morning, we dropped by this cafe. It was beautifully...

  • Otaru Taisho Glass Palace
    129 Reviews
    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...

  • Souvenir shop Kobushiya Otaru Branch
    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.
  • Handmade Bag Specialist Store Mizubasho
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 2-15
    Located 15 minutes walk from Otaru Station and adjacent to the Otaru City Historical Museum is Mizubasho, specializing in handmade bags. All the bags are made in workshops in Hokkaido. The handmade bag store stocks the Itagaki (saddle type bags and other leather accessories) series of bags typical of Hokkaido, original deer hide products, and leather mascots amongst other things. Also popular are smart phone cases which the store can make to suit any size. Bags made from stretchy and strong deer hide are perfect as a gift for oneself, or as a souvenir.
  • Taisho Glass Palace Hokkoriya
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 4-15
    This shop is one of many old shops remodeled into glass shops, and cake shops which line the street of Sakaimachi-dori. The shop displays and sells items created mainly by the lampwork artists, Masae Hirokawa and Kumi Aoyama both living in Otaru. Depending on the day you can experience lampwork together with the artists. Miniature forest animals and sea creatures as well as other seasonal items make great gifts for yourself and others. As the store name suggests (“hokkoriya” literally means warm and cozy shop) there are a plethora of wonderful works of art on display.
  • Elra Plaza Yoichi-cho Tourist Information and Souvenir Center
    21 Reviews
    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.


  • Kitaichi Glass Outlet
    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.
  • Kitaichi Glass Hanazono Store
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Hanazono 1-6-10
  • Orgel-doh(R) Kaimeiro Main Store
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 1-20
  • Yamabuki Store
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 4-12
  • Merry-go-round Kibori Work
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hokkaido Otarushi Tomioka 2-16-6
  • Souvenir Otaru Can
    13 Reviews
    Hokkaido Otarushi Irifune 1-1-1

    We were here getting a toy, and as with all electronics, we wanted to have it tested for functionality before buying it. The staff at the counter insisted that we buy from her the batteries if we...

  • Fine craft trading
    Hokkaido Otarushi Asari 3-11-18
  • Gift Plaza Sasaki
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Inaho 1-12-10
  • Yoshikawashokki
    Hokkaido Otarushi Hanazono 1-3-1
  • yoshikawashokkiten meitengai
    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 2-17-1
  • Kimura Pottery
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Inaho 2-10-15
  • Joy port Honten
    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 2-chome 13-4
  • Otaru Ya
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 3-17

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