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Nice view

We took a taxi here from the cruise port (2000y) and visited it after the aoyama villa. It's a nice... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
The5leesco
Enjoy the view of the rock of the seacoast

Drive over here walk up to the lighthouse, you could enjoy a very good view of the coast with low... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2015
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13 Oct 2018
“Cultural Icon of Fishing Culture”
22 Jul 2018
“Historic building to learn some local history of this fishing village.”
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3-228 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Gives perspective to traditional fishing culture in Hokkaido with artifact and exhibits All beautifully displayed and with great views.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Walk through time and even dress in period cloths while learning some of Shukustu herring history while taking in panoramic views of this sea coastal community.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Drove up to visit this fishing museum and absolutely lovely. Many display items on how olden days fishermen fish. My 2 young children (4 and 6 year old) enjoy themselves immensely too. The view outside the museum is awesome but it was so cold and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We took a taxi here from the cruise port (2000y) and visited it after the aoyama villa. It's a nice historical building with a good view, costs 300y and takes 10-15 minutes to go through. We asked our taxi to wait. Up the hill past...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank The5leesco
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have visited Otaru three times in as many years, but never knew about the old herring fishing museum out on the point of the harbour. This time, we decided to drive out that way for a look back at Otaru and the harbour. What...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank KevinRiley-Osaka
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

It takes about 20 min driving from otaru canal & lots of road tunnels.but a bit dissapointed coz i thoughT it has a place to drink n rest.just a good spot to take pic

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Engr I
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is located within walking distance of the Otaru Aquarium. You will see a building up on the hill. You can drive to it or just walk to it. It is a self tour and you can watch a video about the life of the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank noodlelover57
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Drive over here walk up to the lighthouse, you could enjoy a very good view of the coast with low column rock formation and you could overlook the aquarium too, free sealion show ...

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank yrtx4e
Reviewed 14 July 2015

About fifteen minutes by car from Otaru proper in the Shukutu (祝津) district is a so-called “Nishin Goten” or herring mansion on a hilltop. It’s easy to spot as the large red-roofed wooden building is immediately below a lighthouse. This building was originally built in...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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joeylhk
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Response from KevinRiley-Osaka | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know as we had a rental car. However, it's only about a 15-20 minute walk from the Otaru Canal area.
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