Otaru is a great place for a day trip. It’s a picturesque harbour town with a beautiful canal and Victorian-style buildings. We spent the day exploring the shops on foot and couldn’t help stopping at the many confectioneries for dessert and hot chocolate. We also stumbled upon this cute little shop filled to the brim with Totoro stuff and walked away with a music box in the shape of a matchbox with acorns inside! So cool!