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Otaru Blue Cave: An enchanting natural wonder tucked away along Hokkaido's coastline

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By Abhijit Sen

Explore the breathtaking Otaru Blue Cave, a captivating natural wonder nestled in the scenic coastal landscape of Otaru, Japan. The adventure offers an 80-minute cruise through the Otaru Canal area, Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park and the renowned Blue Cave, with fascinating stops along the way.

Otaru Blue Cave Cruise

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Explore the best of Otaru’s coastline. Image: PIXTA/ Yoshi.Yu

The tour starts with Otaru North Breakwater, a symbol of Japan’s first concrete seawalls. These walls have stood proudly for over a century and are a registered Hokkaido heritage site. Following the seawalls, passengers will then visit Takashima Point, which is home to the famous Hiyoriyama Lighthouse. Other landmarks include Otaru Aquarium, Nishin Goden and Sea Lion Rock.

Cruise Highlights

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is this where the tour boat sank a couple of years ago?

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