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Minami-Otaru & Sakai-machi Travel | Things to Do

Sakaimachi-dori (otaru-sakaimachi.com) is lined with souvenirs, seafood, sweets and handmade glass craft shops.


01 MUSIC BOX

Otaru Music Box Museum

小樽オルゴール堂 / 4-1 Sumiyoshi-cho / 9am-6pm, to 7pm Fri & Sat of Jul-Sep / Wi-Fi / www.otaru-orgel.co.jp

Housed in the 1912 warehouse located at the eastern end of Sakaimachi-dori, which sells several thousands of orugohru (music boxes) from panda figurines to jewels.


02 GLASS CRAFT

Kitaichi Glass Sangokan

北一硝子三号館 / 7-26 Sakai-machi / 8.45am-6pm / www.kitaichiglass.co.jp

A superb lovely handmade glass crafts shop in the 1891 warehouse, you will find everything from mug cups to accessories. Otaru’s glass craft has a long history, especially ukidama (float balls) were used for fishing by lightlamp. It also has a fantastic cafe decorated with 167 lamps.



Minami-Otaru & Sakai-machi Area Map


Getting There & Around

Sakaimachi-dori is a 7-minute walk north of JR Minami-Otaru Station along Sanbongi-kyuzaka (三本木急坂) steep slope. This shopping street is closer than JR Otaru Station.


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