Sushiya-dori (Sushi bar street) [寿司屋通り]
Sushi in Otaru
Sushi is a popular Japanese food and you can eat it everywhere in Japan.
Otaru is the oldest harbor city in Hokkaido, and very fresh fishes are caught in the Sea of Japan around Otaru.
Sushi bar started to rise, then current "Sushi bar street" is formed in the 1980s.
Now, there are about 120 sushi bars in Otaru.
Sushiya-dori (Sushi bar street) is located about 0.5 km southeast of JR Otaru station.
About 20 sushi bars are around the street.
The length is about 300 meters, and there is the entrance of Sakaimachi street at the east end.
As the characteristic fish for sushi in Otaru, "shako" (mantis shrimp), fresh "uni" (sea urchin) and "nishin" (herrings) are distinctive.
Shako is served in spring and autumn, and uni is tasty in summer.
How to get here
About 0.5 km walk from JR Otaru station.