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Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

The irregular five-forked intersection near Otaru Music Box Museum is called Marchen Crossroads. Near the center is a street light in the shape of an old-fashioned lighthouse. A whistling steam powered clock, five meters high, is another attraction at this peaceful spot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kimhuat2018
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

It's a nice little intersection..which marks the end of the shopping street.... There is also a nice music box store at this intersection...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulianF584
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Stroll along the vibrant tourist street, which is full of gift shops, restaurants etc, and this is a good spot to sit and quietly watch the world go by before continuing exploring Otaru.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank taffandhubby
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had a short break after a long walk at this place. Surrounded by trees and nice buildings, it was a small peaceful area amidst busy streets. The timing was just right that we managed to view the steam clock and the nice bell.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Light-cruiser
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It makes a perfect meeting point. Can have an ice cream and see the world goes by. Not much of an attraction but can have pictures taken with colonial buildings a background.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruyati
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The intersection was lit up at night during Christmas when we were there. We took some really nice photos here and it captures the nice buildings around.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank rayean88
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Nothing special here just a building a bit taller than the others .... shouldn't be even listed as an attraction...

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Visited in early August on a Sunday with a festival going on. There was a musical stage set-up on one side of the square and Sakaimachi street was closed to traffic and crowded with pedestrians. The intersection had interesting buildings around it, but what made...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This town square in front of the music box museum is picturesque for it's antique clock, lamps and pedestrian friendly sidewalks with lots of cafes.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The perfect place to begin your visit to Otaru's famed Sakaimachidori street is to meet at Marchen Intersection. All you have to tell your friends is to meet you either at the Steam Clock or at the Bell Tower. The plaza area is large enough...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank StuartGustafson
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