In the 19th century, Otaru craftsmen made glass buoys and gas lamps for the fishing fleets. Now you can blow your own colorful souvenirs (glasses ¥1,365, tumblers ¥1,785, candleholders ¥1,680) in 90 minutes. Advance reservations are necessary; your creations are ready for you to pick up the next day or can be shipped anywhere for ¥2,000. Touring the factory is free. Children over 10 are welcome to try their puff in the furnace room.
Ironai 2–1–19, Otaru, 047-0031, Japan