Days 1-2: 8 & 9 June 2016, Sapporo and Otaru

Hello! This post is long overdue as I have limited wifi for the past few days. Anyway, here are some photos and information.

Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station takes about half an hour to 45mins. Suica and other IC cards from the other parts of Japan is now accepted in Hokkaido too.

Without further ado, photos!

Very awesome White Peach Jelly! And it’s such a big cup too. 

Took the JR Line to Otaru from Sapporo Station. Very convenient. If you have the Suica from Tokyo, you can use it here for transportation. 

Plenty of tourists’ maps provided at Otaru station, or you can start from the station before Otaru and start the “tour” from Marchen Crossing, which was what I did.

So close to the sea!

An old shop preserved.

Some history of Otaru.

Orgel Box Shops and Museum at the other end of Sakaimachi Street. It’s just one long main street of old buildings but with lots to see and great for souvenirs.

At the Orgel and Music Box Shop and Museum, there are very pretty music boxes, in both Japanese lacquer boxes and western styles.

A little display of the history on the evolution of music boxes 

These sound machines are still in working order. At certain times of the day, there will be a short 15mins demonstration by the staff on these instruments. If you haven’t heard these before, you have to hear it for yourself.

Sakaimachi Street. Many old buildings lending a quaint feel to this historical town.

Hokkaido soft cream!

The sign says it all: Otaru Canal.

Otaru Station

Good bye, Otaru!

Till the next post, keep well!

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