Otaru Day Tour

The picturesque port of Otaru with its famous canal, interesting attractions and charming streets littered with cute cafes, and artsy shops will never disappoint. A scenic 75-minute drive from Setsu Niseko, the architecture of the city has strong European influences making it quite unlike other cities in Japan. Widely regarded as one of the 'must visit' places in Hokkaido, there are plenty of things to see and enjoy in this historic port making it the perfect place for a full day out.

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You will be spoilt for choice but here are some of our top picks for an incredible day trip:

  • Otaru Canal: Flanked by old merchant warehouses and vintage oil lamps, a romantic walk along the Otaru Canal is like a walk back in time.
  • Otaru Sankaku Market: Otaru is built on seafood and this small fresh market is the best place to enjoy the most superb seafood with its bustling alley of food stalls and restaurants.
  • Otaru Aquarium: The vibrant and colourful Otaru Aquarium is an ideal place to spend time with your family. Check out their shows to get up close to some of the 250 species and over 5,000 creatures that live in this historical location.
  • Sakaimachi Shopping Street: If you are into arts and crafts, this shopping street populated by countless cute cafes and art and craft stores is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of Otaru. You can even visit the magical Otaru music box museum too home to over 5,000 types of music boxes.
  • Nikka Whisky Distiller: If you are a whisky lover, this is a place for you. Reputed for their world-class single malt whiskey, Nikka is one of Japan’s top selling whiskey makers. Their main distillery in Yoichi is located about 30 minutes drive outside of Otaru.

¥60,000 up to 8 people

Other Information

This service is exclusive to Setsu Niseko guests.

Bookings must be made at least 4 days in advance of the tour.

Additional fees (¥8,000 per hour) will be applied if drive exceeds 8 hours.

Cancellation within specific time frame before booking commencement will incur cancellation fees as below:
4 days: 100% cancellation fees
Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no shows.

We strongly advise guests to purchase travel insurance to cover any cancellation fees.