Cruise to view projection mapping that lights up Otaru Canal

On February 4, Otaru Canal Boat, which operates the Otaru Canal Cruise, offered a cruise to view projection mapping on the quay and under bridges after sunset. The passengers enjoyed the views from the boat, as well as vivid images introducing the canal.
The project was implemented as a demonstration experiment to boost tourism to Otaru during the COVID-19 pandemic, and was carried out three times in total over a 3-day period from February 4 to 6.
The images were projected onto a total of eight locations, including the quay and the Hokkai cannery. The images included a video of swimming herring and an illustration of the Otaru Canal at the time of its completion in 1923, and introduced the canal and surrounding buildings. On the 4th, 14 people boarded the boat and, from 6:30 p.m., enjoyed the fantastic nighttime view of the canal while listening to the guide’s commentary during the cruise, which lasted approximately 40 min.

Passengers enjoying Otaru’s scenery and photographing images of herring projected onto the canal quay, from the boat


Otaru Canal Boat