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Otaru Miyakodori Shopping District

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Address: Otaru, Hokkaido
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Not the best I have seen Quiet and not many interesting shops Few restaurants in particular the ramen shop called 桂苑 ( Chinese ) Nice stroll when in Otaru

Reviewed 31 August 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I was there twice. Once it was closed in February just before the snow festival, as they were building some ice sculptures. This time around, I went back to explore but I was kind of disappointed. There's nothing much to shop and the shopping alley was very quiet. Therefore I just took some pictures and moved on to my next... More 

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Thank cittabella
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3,402 reviews
2,217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 671 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a typical shopping street and really did not provide much of interest with many of the shops fairly tacky and not very interesting.

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Thank Oldjack
Brunswick East
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stumbled on this location accidently and wandered through aimlessly. as we had bought so much glass we decided to purchase a cabin bag for our journey home. The shop assistant at the luggage store with limited English and we with limited Japanese were able to negotiate and purchase. Enjoyed the shopping in Otaru.

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812 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Not the best I have seen Quiet and not many interesting shops Few restaurants in particular the ramen shop called 桂苑 ( Chinese ) Nice stroll when in Otaru

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Thank Happy258
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

There are many lanes of shopping along this area. with some good bargains in some of the oldest shopping centre.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This place look old fashion. You can buy some local snack, sweets & ice-cream. But I found a nice good restaurant here. Small restaurant but food is good & reasonable price. If you are hungry just drop by for some nice food, is very near by the train station.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This is a small street with lots and lots of dessert like Le Tao, Japanese sweets and cracker, ice cream soft serve can be found every 200 meters. Sushi street - full of sushi restaurants is a highlight in this area as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Dont even bother wasting your time here. This place is "dead" and empty. I happened to walked pass here and decided to check it out. I was done in less than 10 mins. Boring

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Thank KCS81
Tokyo, Japan
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121 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

unless you enjoy watching the difference among different nationalities in organized tours buying things, not worth it as many of the items sold were less expensive outside of otaru at the large omiyage places where just the Japanese tours buses go.

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Cardiff
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144 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

At first we were using it just as a quick route through to our hotel, but it is well worth slowing up to look at what is available - delicious ice-cream; gorgeous cakes, coffee and chocolates; a couple of very stylish clothes shops; watches; a weekend farmers' market; etc; and you can even learn English!

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