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Otaru station platform

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Because I liked the lamp and the sign.
12th Aug 2008, 10:57   | tags:,comments (1)

Dead animals, Otaru Museum

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Technically, these are both in the annex building rather than the main museum. The stuffed dog was apparently a local hero, who used to help the fire brigade in rescues.
12th Aug 2008, 10:56   | tags:,comments (0)

Uomasa sushi restaurant, Otaru

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Pooh does some damn fine work there, I have to say.
12th Aug 2008, 10:54   | tags:,comments (2)

Nishin Goten Kihinkan Villa, Otaru

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The lavishly decorated former home of the Aoyama family, who built it all on herring money. (There's a lot of herring in Otaru.) Picture 2 is a detail of one of the ceilings.
12th Aug 2008, 10:52   | tags:,comments (0)

Boat ride to Otaru Aquarium

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Accompanied for most of the journey by popular eighties band A Flock Of Seagulls. To be honest, this one probably works better as a video.
12th Aug 2008, 10:50   | tags:,comments (0)

Around Otaru

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12th Aug 2008, 10:48   | tags:,comments (0)

Kita No Ice Cream, Otaru

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Because kids love the great taste of ice cream on a hot sunny day. Just look at the flavours you can choose from (actual translation of picture 2):

- sea urchin
- squid ink
- natto
- tofu
- wasabi
- beer

We can confirm that the sea urchin and wasabi flavours are scrummy, but weird. (Sadly, they'd run out of natto, which is widely regarded as Japan's Most Inedible Foodstuff.)
12th Aug 2008, 10:46   | tags:,comments (0)

Japan 2008: Otaru

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The penultimate leg of our hop around Hokkaido brought us to Otaru, and the Hotel Sonia's shameless cash-in sequel Hotel Sonia II.
12th Aug 2008, 10:44   | tags:,comments (0)