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... in Otaru proved to be a very entertaining few days, Aoba the girl running the place was a master cook and everyday seemed to be a food and drink marathon, with some locals visiting and bringing yet more food and booze, it really was a great few days where I met some great locals who also took me to restaurant to try a local delicacy of raw lamb meat... Pretty good despite being only stone cold raw cutlets on ...
... a wink and a big smile. We are not saying good bye just À bientôt. It has been another amazing time. Japanese custom formalities are quick and efficient as you would expect and the team say their last goodbyes. I have a tour of Otaru and Sapporo today. We first head to Sapporo to visit the historical village of Hokkaido. They have moved old building from around the area to here and reconstructed a town, fishing and farm village to show the way the ...
... centuries ago with an abundance of herring and then the discovery of coal. Eventually the herring were over fished and the coal supplies ran out. Otaru became less important and almost forgotten. Because it was not considered an area of significance it also came out unscathed after the 2nd world war so a lot of the original buildings are still standing. During its busy days a canal was built to assist with the transport of the goods in and out of the Harbour. ...
... line where you can actually see Otaru in front of you in the bay. The weather was beautiful this day, perfectly to visit such a nice little town. Otaru is a really old town and has lots of heritage buildings. Most of them are situated along a small canal through the city. I really enjoyed walking along this canal. And I could imagine how romantic it must be at night when all the lights are on.
Something I really wanted to see in Otaru was the famous ice cream ...
... in this remote part of the world
Finally after 7 hours we arrived in Otaru, went straight to the port area where the old warehouses along the canal that was built to connect an ore mine with the port. These old warehouses are now converted to a brewery (very recommendable beer) and restaurants.
We selected a place where we sat at a table with a inled charcoal grill and made our own meal