If there is no Otaru Canal, Otaru may not be Otaru. The elegant travel and romantic mood cannot be equated with Otaru. Of course, travelers will not transfer to Otaru, leaving memories of the North.
Thank you for insisting on burying the nostalgia that has long lost its transport function, so after burying more than half of the canals and demolishing the red brick warehouses standing next to the river due to the needs of urban development, we can still leave a small section for everyone Can come here to capture the beauty of Otaru. Standing on the Asakusa Bridge is the most beautiful angle for hunting the Otaru Canal. In particular, it can capture a dreamy row of gas lights into the lens. Therefore, the Canal Square on the bridge is always busy, and there are still rickshaws to attract tourists. Create a beautiful impression of Otaru.
Walking down the river embankment and stone trails, couples walking, photographers who make photo albums of beautiful women, and street performers, everyone has fun by the canal, and it is hard to imagine that it was once a dirty place. On the opposite bank of the river embankment are several red brick and stone warehouses, which stretch from Asakusa Bridge to the Central Bridge. However, it is not appropriate to call it a warehouse now, because these warehouses have been transformed into the most fashionable recreational space. Not only the space layout is clever, but the seafood is delicious and memorable.
In Otaru, it is easy to encounter buildings designated as historical buildings, and it is also easy to see road signs written in Russian. This is because Otaru opened ports early, and trade with the north, namely Russia and Europe, flourished, so the city atmosphere and Other places in Japan are different, especially Otaru and Russia ’s St. Petersburg have a deep urban friendship, and the Petersburg Museum of Art can witness this history.
Let me talk about the architecture of this museum, the design of marble and window sills, and the full European atmosphere. In the past, it was the Otaru Hotel and the old Hokkaido Bank. It was built in the era of the Taisho era when Otaru ’s economic and trade power was at its peak. It was very impressive. In addition to the history of St. Petersburg, the most important part of the exhibits is the paintings of famous Russian artists. The exhibits in this part change every three years. The exhibition of the National Russian Art Museum in St. Petersburg is a rare exhibition.
There is also a special exhibition room, that is, the room where the great writer Dustoevsky lived in St. Petersburg in his later years. It shows that St. Petersburg is proud of him, and Otaru is also proud.