visit Nikka Whiskey in Yoichi and explore nostalgic and picturesque port city Otaru
This is a tour to Yoichi and Otaru from Sapporo.
We first visit Yoichi Nikka Whiskey Distillery by JR trains and take a look at a factory still in operation, followed by free sample tasting.
Then we go back to Otaru and explore Otaru canal, the relics of once flourished Northern Wall Street area that is a thriving shopping district now.
Otaru is also famous for seafood and sweets, please try them.
If you are interested, I can take you to Tanaka Sake Brewery r to learn how to make Japanese sake at the end of the tour.
Mt Tengu commands a nice vista of Otaru Port.
We have lunch in Otaru.
We will visit Otaru canal, then glass shops, music box shops, and sweets shops, samurai goods shop, too.
We will come back to Sapporo by JR trains or bus.
I can customize the tour especially for you to suit your schedule and requests.
The following is a sample itinerary for my tour:
8:30 meet up at hotel lobby
8:43-9:59 take train to Yoichi (change trains in Otaru at 9:36) 1070yen
9:43-9:28 Sapporo - Otaru
9:38-10:02 Otaru- Yoichi
10:10-12:20 Nikka Distillery factory tour and tasting( free tasting or paid tasting)
12:30- 12:55 JR train from Yoichi to Otaru ( 360 yen )
13:00-14:00 lunch at Sankaku Market ( seafood ) Do you like sea food?
If you would like sushi, I will take you to a nice sushi restaurant
14:15-17:30 Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street( Music box shops, Glass shops, Samurai goods shops, and more),
option Tanaka Japanese Sake Brewery, Mt Tengu ropeway
17:30-18:30 take JR train from Otaru station to Sapporo ( 640yen)
disband at JR Station or I will take you to your favorite dinner place
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: I will meet you in you hotel lobby.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
public transportation, bus JR train, Otaru strolling bus, walking
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4500 JPY - This is payment for one person:transportation fare(JR train2200, subway 400yen , bus 400yen), lunch( 1500yen), and admission fee, other expenses
The admission to Nikka Distillery is free.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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This is the best tour of our trip on Japan. Ms Yuko our tour guide is a excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable, helpful, caring, friendly, attentive and pleasant. She is the best. Highly recommend to go the trip with her.