The Taishou Glass Museum of Otaru city has branches that extend to Sapporo, with a convenient location at Sapporo Factory that lets you browse their amazing hand crafted glass works while shopping at Sapporo Factory. So if you aren’t able to visit the historical city of Otaru, you must visit Sapporo Factory to see this impressive art-form that has become a defining icon of Otaru.
Otaru is a city with an old history. Before Sapporo became the economic hub of Hokkaido, Otaru held the place as Hokkaido’s port city. It truly is a pleasant place to visit with many different attractions from old Western architecture to hand crafted goods. One of the most famous of goods to be found is Otaru’s fine quality glassware. So, what if you don’t have the time to visit Otaru? Well, you’re in luck. The Taishou Glass Museum of Otaru has a branch in Sapporo Factory from which it handcrafts, displays, and sells a great variety of glassware that is both pristine and pleasantly inventive. So be prepared, this is a perfect place to pick up a souvenir for friends or family. It you’re lucky you might get to see the glass blown in front of you.
The Taishou Glass Museum is one of the many stores you will find at the Sapporo Factory. Sapporo Factory is to the north of the Bus Center Mae Station on the Tozai Subway line (orange line). Just go north from the station and turn east on Kita 3 Jo Dori street. It’s a ten minute walk from the station. Taishou Glass Museum is located on the second floor of Sapporo Factory’s Brick Building, around which you can find other local goods.