Otaru is a small port town less than an hour away by train from Sapporo. It’s a lovely town known for its beautifully preserved canal, its wealth of dairy shops, and some of the island’s freshest seafood. In fact, many say that the best seafood in Hokkaido can be found right here in Otaru.
We knew that going in which is why it was important for us to find the best place to have kaisendon in Otaru. If you’ve never had it, kaisendon is basically a bowl of rice topped with different types of sashimi. Ren’s cousin Brooke is a pilot who frequently flies to Sapporo, and one of the places she frequents for kaisendon is this small shop in Sankaku Market called Takinami Shokudo. Recommended to her by locals, it’s one of the most popular places to eat at the market. Its signs are all in Japanese but you’ll know you’re at the right place when you find the sea of people waiting outside.
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Sankaku Market is located next to Otaru…