Explore Otaru and Yoichi and enjoy local food and Nikka Whisky
This full day tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Otaru. 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 the tour especially for you and I can also offer a taxi tour depending on your request. See you soon!
The following is a basic itinerary that can be customized based on your preferences:
8:30 meet up at Otaru Port
Leave Otaru Station, arriving at Yoich by bus
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (Including whiskey tasting)
Leave Yoichi, arriving at Otaru by bus
Lunch ( Sankaku Market or sushi shop)
Otaru sightseeing by taking a stroll bus, or a taxi
Sakaimachi Street( Glass shops, Music box shop, confectionery shops such as LeTao, Rokkatei and Kitakarou and other souvenir shops)
Herring Mansion (Except in winter) or Former Aoyama Villa
17:00 Otaru Port
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
traffic and weather
Public transportation, train or bus
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 JPY - This is payment for one person: JR train fare 720 yen or bus fare 860 yen ( Otaru-Yoichi round trip) , Otaru strolling bus fare (220yen), taxi, lunch, and other expenses
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Kunihiro was superb--met us at the dock, took us on the train to the whiskey distillery, lunch at a local fish restaurant where we were the only foreigners (and the food was wonderful), then visited the Herring Mansion, Corfu canal, shopping district, and saki tasting before returning to the ship.
Jay Philip Hinton