Otaru Milk Plant’s New Season Start

Otaru Milk Plant is known as one of the many ice cream shops in Otaru.
It opens seasonally between the end of April and early November every year.

The shop building was originally built in 1930s as the milk plant of the company producing ice cream sold here.

This lovely building is face-lifted before the new season starts every year, and attracts many customers who buy their varieties of ice cream during the season.

Since there are public facilities such as Otaru Park, Otaru Civic Hall, stadium, and gymnasium nearby, the shop is always busy.

However, when I was passing by the shop on a cold day last week, the shop was open but no customer could be seen in there. As might be expected, it was too cold for anyone to enjoy ice cream.