Otaru Restaurant Guide

Otaru is located in the northern part of the Shiribeshi region of Hokkaido. Facing the Ishikari Bay, Otaru was once a prosperous harbor city that traded with Russia.From the Meiji Period through to the early Showa Period, the city was full of banks and trading companies, and became the economic center of Hokkaido.The prosperity of these olden times can be seen in the cluster of distinguished, historical stone structures that have now become sightseeing spots, including the former Bank of Japan Otaru Branch (now the Bank of Japan Otaru Museum), together with the Otaru Canal and its promenade with gaslights. Due to its elegant appearance, the city has been used a location for movies and drama series, and as the setting for novels. Since 1986, the city has promoted its tourism industry in earnest.Vineyards and winemaking were encouraged as a means to revitalize the city. As a result, Otaru Wine has accomplished the great feat of achieving first place nationally in terms of the consumption of domestically produced wines.In recent years, the city has been putting a lot of effort into supporting music events. The Rising Sun Rock Festival, which is held in August, is the nation's largest all night open air event and is wildly popular among fans.

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Gourmet Feature: The Meat Cuisine of Japan

Gourmet Feature: The Meat Cuisine of Japan

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Shoyu ramen

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Beef fillet steak

Beef fillet steak

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Buffet

Buffet

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Japanese Pork Dishes to Try: From Tonkatsu to Yakiton

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A Guide to Inarizushi: Japan's Sweet Sushi Pockets

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A Look Inside Japanese Bento Boxes: Types & Ingredients

A Look Inside Japanese Bento Boxes: Types & Ingredients

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