Otaru (ōtä´rōō), city (1990 pop. 163,211), SW Hokkaido, Japan, on Ishikari Bay. A major port and Hokkaido's main commercial and industrial center, Otaru is the site of the Asarigawa Spa and the Otaru Aquarium.
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