In past days, Otaru Canal plays an important rule in Hokkaido. The canal was completed in 1923. In 1986, one side of canal was restored and the other side was turned into land. The land were used as walking street and garden --it remains 'till today. Warehouses were transformed into museums, shops, and restaurants --it became tourist attractions today.
Coin lockers is probably one of Japan system (or culture) that i love the most when travelling. It is a locker, which come in various size, that you can rent for certain period of time. It can be found in and around the transportation mass system such as railway stations, bus terminals, airports, also in underground passages.