Otaru tour with sake brewery and seafood


Tour Number

Activity Level



Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

One-day Tour

Otaru flourished as a trading port dealing with coal and herring and a port serving Sakhalin's development during the 1920'-1940's.

Otaru has abundant clear water and a cool climate appropriate for making good sake. I want to take you to Tanaka sake brewery to see how sake is brewed. After that, we can visit a nice seafood restaurant and enjoy sake with sushi, grilled fish and shellfish.

After lunch we'll enjoy strolling freely and take a look at glass shops, souvenir shops, and many other shops. Then we'll walk to nearby Otaru Canal. The canal is an historical site which recalls the city's good old days.


The following is a sample itinerary:
9:00 Meet at JR Sapporo station
9:28 Take JR train to Minami Otaru (40 min. , 640 yen)
10:03 Arrive at JR Minami Otaru Station
10:20 -11:00 "Kikkogura" Tanaka sake brewery (tour and free sampling)
11:45- 12:45 Lunch at Sakaimachi Street (seafood or sushi)
12:45 - 13:45 Shopping/free stroll along Sakaimachi Street (souvenir/glass ware/music box, and confectionery shops)
14:00 - 14:30 Otaru Canal
15:00 Take JR train to Sapporo (40 min. , 640 yen)
Disband at JR Sapporo Station

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: JR Sapporo Station

End location: JR Sapporo Station

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.


JR train, taxi, walking

What’s Included

Other: My service as your private, professional licensed tour guide, and my transportation costs and consultation fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3500 JPY - The payment for one person: JR fare 1,280 yen (for round trip), taxi, lunch and other expenses.

What’s Extra

Other: Your transportation costs: JR train, taxi. Also, lunch and other expenses.


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

I had a great tour with Kaoru and learned a lot about the port city of Otaru. The sake tour is very interesting. I was very impressed by all the local art galleries and fantastic confection shops. Otaru is a fun city to visit. It was a wonderful experience!
Craig Chenoweth

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