Highlights of Otaru Half day Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

475231


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Shopping

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of car

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Fishing Market, Otaru Canal, and Shopping Street


Otaru City has good natural harbour so the city has been developed centred around on the port. In its heyday Otaru was gateway of Hokkaido. To cope with increasing load for ships, stone warehouses were built and Otaru canal was reclaimed from the sea. Now some warehouses were renovated to become shops in Sakaimachi Shopping Street which stretches 900m with 120 shops. Among them are popular Kitaici Tableware Glass Shop, music Box shop that has a wide assortment of music box, sushi bar among about 100 in Otaru, representative Hokkaido sweets shops and so on.

Otaru is still a city of sea. Next to railway station is fishing market called Sankaku market literally translated into triangle market named after its shape of premise. Fresh marine products caught at off the coast near the Otaru are sold at 15 shops including 6 restaurants, which are lined up on the either side of alley.

Itinerary

9:00 meet at the hotel
9:40 take railway at Sapporo Railway Station to Otaru Railway Station
10:25 arrive at Otaru Railway Station
10:30 arrive at Sankaku fishing market (lunch)
11:30 arrive at Otaru Canal
12:20 arrive at Sakaimachi Shopping Street
14:13 take a train at Minami Otaru Railway Station to Sapporo Railway Station
14:49 Arrive at Sapporo Station
15:00 Disband at the hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

train, taxi and walking

What’s Included

Other: My service as your private, professional licensed tour guide and consultation and advice

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 JPY - per person - charge for transportation (train and taxi) cost (about 2,300 JPY), lunch (about 2,300 JPY), and other expense

What’s Extra

Other: Charge for transportation (train and taxi) cost, lunch and other expense

Restrictions

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

A Recent Review of this tour

Our guide, Nobuaki, was very patient, knowledgeable & kind. We enjoyed his company & appreciated his going beyond our expectations. Thank you, Nobu San.
Elena S.

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    190 USD PER TOUR(for up to 5 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    475231


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Shopping

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    You must be able to get in and out of car

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

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