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Sapporo, Japan
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Discover the best of the seaside city of Otaru in a day on this action-packed tour. Eliminate the worry of getting lost by having private transfers included. You’ll travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle including the Yoichi Distillery, Sakaimachi shopping street, Otaru canal, and Tengu Mountain. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free day as all activities are included, as well as a tasty seafood lunch.
  • Save time—see multiple Otaru highlights in a day, and Yoichi Distillery too
  • Avoid the stress of crowded public transport—private transfers are included
  • Visit Sakaimachi shopping street and see its glassworks and music boxes
  • No need to bring snacks—a delicious seafood lunch is included
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Sapporo Station , 3 Chome-4 Chome Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0806, Japan

Departure Point: Sapporo Station, North Exit (bus parking area) Address: 4 Chome Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita, Sapporo, Hokkaido Directions: Please exit the main JR Station in Sapporo by the North Exit (east side), where the bus parking area can be seen.

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel Hokkaido
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Otaru Canal February 2020
, Feb 2020
Angie our tour guide was a lovely girl. She was very bubbly and Informative. Her laughter was contagious. We had a pleasant and easy time with Jose and Brian too!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for joining our tour - we’re so glad you had a good day :) Hope to see you again in Hokkaido one day in the future!
Beautiful Experience at Otaru & Yoichi
, Feb 2020
We had a great time for both locations. A hidden gem of Sapporo. The street and canal of Otaru is just simply beautiful. Highly recommended!
Nice Place...
, Nov 2019
Had a great time with the tour guide Marion and a couple from California. The place is shopping haven with so many shops to see, shop and eat.
Warm tour amid freezing temperatures
Clement C
, Dec 2018
Our visit to the Nikka Distillery in Yoichi was quite informative. Learning about the whisky-making process and the romance between the founder and his Scottish wife. There are interesting bits of information about the early days of Nikka. For the drinkers, there is the paid bar or the free sampling of three types of alcohol made by Nikka. Of course visit the shop for Nikka whiskies available only at the shop or get a Mount Fuji-inspired glass for drinking or for displaying. Otaru reminds me of Venice's Murano -- lots of glass items and decorations. The Christmas theme really puts you in the mood. There are beautiful music boxes and clocks so the temptation to buy is huge. Lunch at a local seafood restaurant was memorable. Lastly, a trip up Mount Tengu for a night view of Ishikari Bay and the Shakotan Peninsula puts one at peace and wonderment. To give an idea of how great the view is, there was a couple taking wedding photos in a suit and gown -- amid freezing temperatures and snow -- talk about brave.And all this is brought to life by the guides -- Rio and Hestia -- with support from their colleague Erika. They really make you feel at home.

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