from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An inlet of the Sea of Japan on the western coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The Ishikari River, about 443 km (275 mi) long, flows generally southwest from the mountainous interior of the island into the bay.
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Otaru is an enjoyable getaway whatever the season, thanks to its enviable position on Ishikari Bay.