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Shopping Spots in Otaru Area

  • Main Building of the Otaru Music Box Museum
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    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.

    Various of choices for music box, no matter western style or Japanese typical. Right place to visit especially during winter, atmosphere of Christmas in the house

  • Kitaichi Glass Sangokan (Emporium No. 3)
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    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.

    Very beautiful, crafted glassware of anything. Visit to just admire or select as souvenier/gifts. Bought some non-drip bottles for sauces. Requested shop to deliver to our hotel in Sapporo...

  • Otaru Taisho Glass Palace
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    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.

    You could not take any pictures in this building. There were really a series of buildings along the small canal that all had similar glass items. Mostly small tourist items but also many more...

  • Wing Bay Otaru
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    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...

  • Yakata Blanche
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    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.

    買ったケーキを店内で頂くことができる。 何しようか迷ったあげく「館モンブラン」を頂いた。 今までの認識では「モンブラン」と言えば、栗や栗のクリームを使ったケーキをイメージするが、小樽で「モンブラン」と言えば、このケーキのことらしい。小樽ならではのモンブランをお試しあれ。

  • Kitaichi Glass Hanazono Store
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    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...

  • Orgel-doh(R) Kaimeiro Main Store
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    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

  • Pudding Un Delice
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    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Suminoe 1-5-1
    This specialty pudding store is located five minutes' walk from Minami-Otaru Station. The cozy store uses generous amounts of fresh eggs and milk to make its prized puddings. The most popular pudding is its Pudding Daifuku, which is characteristically soft to the touch. This incredible sweet is covered in gyuhi soft skin made of refined rice flour and sugar and is with fresh cream and jiggly pudding inside, and completely melts in your mouth. There are also various other puddings, such as the pure white custard puddings made with dairy products from Hamanaka, Hokkaido, and fresh eggs from Yoichi, as well as Strawberry Framboise Puddings, which have a whole raspberry inside. The store is also famous as the first specialty pudding store to open in Hokkaido.
  • Kuwataya Otaru Main Store
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    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.

    Visited Otaru Canal Bus Terminal and Found out there is a dessert shop inside. It Sell dessert named Panju. Panju is a baked sweet made in Taisyo-Era. The sweets is made in a small one bite size. The...

  • Toys Sweet
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    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...

  • Souvenir shop Kobushiya Otaru Branch
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    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.
  • Shin Nantaru Market
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    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.

  • Handmade Bag Specialist Store Mizubasho
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    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.
  • Amato
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 2-16-18
    Opened in 1929, this long-standing cake shop began business as a restaurant and shop selling the Otaru specialty of panju, a mix of bread and manju (a bun with bean-jam filling). Now the shop specializes in selling cookies, creme caramel, baumkuchen (a German variety of cake) and other kinds of confectionary. Its signature product is the baked Marron Coron, famous also as a sweet from Hokkaido. In the cafe area on the second floor are wine red sofas where you can sit back and enjoy the fine sweets such as the popular cream zenzai (sweet red bean soup with ice cream), cakes and parfait all in the retro style surroundings of the Showa period. The nearest station is Otaru Station.
  • Taisho Glass Palace Hokkoriya
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    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.
  • LeTAO PATHOS
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 5-22
    The largest store of LeTAO, a famous cake maker in Hokkaido, opened in 2011. Popular sweets such as their signature cake, Double Fromage, are sold in the shop on the first floor. The cafe on the second floor is an intriguing place with animations being shown on the wall and floor. Here you can enjoy some cake, available for limited times only, or a meal while watching videos of animals and fish playing around. You can also take-out crepes and other food made by the bakery and pastry chef. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.
  • EKIMO LeTAO
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 3-9-1 Sun Building Square 1F
    Located close to Otaru Station is this shop of the famous Hokkaido confectioner, LeTAO. In the display inside the shop you can find colorful fresh cakes including their signature cheesecake Double Fromage, and roll cakes, available in limited quantities. Chocolates and baked confectioneries from here are particularly good as gifts. They also have a cafe area which is busy both with locals and tourists.

    This is an Otaru chain cake shop with great cheese cake served. The service attitude is good & the cafe latte is good. You can always bring a box or two of any cookies that you like after the cake...

  • LeTAO Plus
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    19 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 5-22
    LeTAO Plus not only sells popular items from the famous Hokkaido confectioner LeTAO but also provides a host of specialty take-out shops too. Their signature sweet, Double Fromage, and the cream parfait topped with raspberry sauce, are both hugely popular and available only in limited quantities. You can relax and enjoy all the wonderful cakes inside the shop or outside on the terraced area. The thick and creamy hot chocolate drink unique to LeTAO and only available during the winter is a particular favorite. LeTAO Plus is a great place to buy some souvenirs or to rest your weary feet when sightseeing. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.

    Inside shop there are many cheesy things such as cookie, cake and so on. You cannot order cake in mirror container and eat that time. You have to choose from another shop section.

  • LeTAO le chocolat
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 4-19
    A unique specialty chocolate store managed by the famous Hokkaido confectioner and former chocolate company, LeTAO. More than 50 kinds of chocolate made from a variety of ingredients carefully selected from around the world are on display here in the shop. Of these only about 20 kinds of chocolate are sold at LeTAO le chocolat. They have a wide choice of products only available at the store such as chocolate drinks made by the chocolatiers and the rich and creamy chocolate soft ice cream. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.

    This is the place to come for the cheese cake ! There is a small eating corner where you can have your snacks if its not crowded. As my companion hasnt tried it, we ordered 1 slice of cheese cake...

  • Niikuraya Hanazono Main Shop
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    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.

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