Port City Otaru and Yoichi full day tour from Sapporo

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Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy Nikka Whisky and local food

This full day tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Let's take a quick look around Otaru and Yoichi. Otaru is a popular tourist destination. It is famous for Otaru Canal, stone warehouses, glass shops, Music box shop, confectionery shops, Herring Mansion and so on. Otaru Port served as the leading trading port in Hokkaido. In order to transport the goods efficiently, Otaru Canal was completed. The canal played a key role in transporting the goods to and from Hokkaido, for both domestic and international shipping. Due to the expansion of commerce, Otaru prospered as the trade and financial center of Hokkaido. Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street, Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura are some of the sites we will visit together. We also visit Yoichi town. Yoichi is famous for its fruit in particular apples and the Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Let's explore Otaru and Yoichi together. I can customize this tour especially for you. I can also offer a private taxi tour depending on your request. See you soon!


The following is a basic itinerary that can be customized based on your preferences:

8:00 meet up at your hotel
8:42-10:00 take a train to Yoichi (1h 25 m, 1070 yen)
10:00-10:50 Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (including whisky tasting)
11:11-12:00 take a bus to Otaru (50 min, 430 yen)
12:00-13:00 lunch at Sankaku Market (seafood) or a sushi restaurant
13:00-16:30 Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street(Kitaichi Glass shops, Music box shop, souvenir shops and confectionery shops such as LeTao, Kitakarou, and Rokkatei)
take a bus to JR Otaru Station or take a taxi
17:04-17:36 take a train to Sapporo (32 min, 640 yen)
18:00 Your hotel or JR Sapporo Station

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at your hotel

End location: at your hotel or JR Sapporo Station

Duration: 10 hours

traffic, weather


Public transportation: JR train, bus or taxi

What’s Included

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

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3500 JPY - This is payment for one person: JR train fare 2,070 yen (Sapporo-Yoichi 1,070 yen, Yoichi-Otaru 360 yen, Otaru-Sapporo 640 yen), Otaru strolling bus fare (220yen), taxi, lunch and other expenses

What’s Extra

Your transportation fee: JR train, bus, taxi, admission fee, lunch and other expenses



Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Kunihiro O.

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