Sakaimachi-dori (堺町通り) is lined with souvenirs, seafood, sweets and handmade glass craft shops.
Location (Music Box Museum) 500m north of JR Minami-Otaru Station, 1km south of Otaru Canal
Highlights Shopping on Sakaimachi-dori
Tourist Information otaru-sakaimachi.com
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 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.