Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

This post is in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “nighttime“.

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This is the Otaru Canal, in the old port city of Otaru, one of the most famous scenes in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. At nighttime, the reflection in the water is so clear that it looks like there’s an underwater city! So beautiful and romantic! The canal was created in the 1920s to transport products from ships to the stone warehouses along the waterway. Now, it’s just a tourist attraction, and the warehouses have been converted into various businesses.

Otaru Canal Otaru Canal

Otaru Canal

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

  1. 運河(うんが)にうつる 小樽(おたる)の町並みが 何と美しいことでしょう。
    ほんとうに水中の町のようで、イタリアのベニスを思い浮かべます。
    幻想的(げんそうてき)で すばらしい写真ですね。

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    1. ありがとうございます。この場所を知っていますか。私は小樽市に行った前にこの運河を見たことはありませんでしたけど、その時からどこでも見続けています!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Hokkaido is far away. I’ll admit it took over 3 years of living in Japan before I actually made it up there. But it is worth it! Beautiful landscape and very friendly locals, not to mention home to some delicious dishes and beer! :)

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