Otaru

[ aw-tah-roo ]
/ ˈɔ tɑˌru /

noun

a city in W Hokkaido, in N Japan.

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Example sentences from the Web for Otaru

  • Otaru is situated on a semicircular well-sheltered bay, which makes it the best and only safe port on the western coast of Yezo.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
  • From Poronai-buts to Sappro there is a small railway, by which the coal trains are run to the coast as far as Otaru.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
  • Otaru is rapidly growing in importance, owing to the fact that it is the nearest shipping port to the Poronai coal mines.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor