TRAVEL PHOTO-LOG 02
Otaru, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN
So being directional idiots that we were, we got off to a lost start trying to find that street in Otaru and ended up detouring through the residential area at the start. Rule of thumb is to always just follow the crowd whenever you’re not sure which way to turn. But all was good as we managed to find our way in the end! \O/
Otaru is really venetian-inspired, and they sell intricate hand-made glassware, glass art and music boxes. We were worried that these fragile objects would break in our luggage so we didn’t buy any, but it was fun browsing through them all the same!
Otaru might seem like a short area to comb, but with a multitude of shops (truthfully they kinda look all the same after awhile) you could easily take a full day to browse – half a day if you combed through them quickly like what we did.
We started from Minami-Otaru station and headed down to Otaru station (usually people walk the other way around) in an attempt to beat the crowd, but I guess either way is fine because the entire street was filled with tourists nonetheless, surprisingly most were Japanese dropping by from other parts of Japan. The warehouse district was really worth the google research done prior to this trip as the crowds don’t tend to wander off into the smaller streets, so we could chug down our alcohol in relative peace.
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