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The best of Otaru

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Tour Number

Activity Level

336465


Categories

Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

One day tour, Otaru Canal, glass making & Sakaimachi street


This tour offers some of the must-see spots in Otaru in a day.
We will use public transportation. If you have a JR Hokkaido Pass, please bring it with you.

Otaru is a romantic old port city, about 40-minute away from Sapporo. If you would like, you would make a glassware or Tombodama (small glass ball). It could be an accessory or a bookmark. We will walk around Otaru Canal area. Sakaimachi Street is lined with souvenir shops and sweets shops, like LeTao, Rokkatei, Kitakaro. Glassware shops carry soy sauce cruets, fancy goods and tumblers and plates, and there is a samurai goods shop. Music box shops sell a wide variety of music boxes including sushi-shaped ones.  We could go to the ice cream shop which carries unusual ice cream, like sea urchin, potato butter, squid ink, and others. Or we could to go see glass making studio.

Itinerary

9:00 Meet at the hotel lobby
9:26 Take a train to Otaru
10:00-10:30 Otaru Canal
10:45-11:45 Glass making or watching glass making (Need about 40 minutes to cool it down)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:15 Kitano ice-cream (If you would like)
13:30-15:30 Sakaimachi street (Kitaichi glass shop, Taisho glass shop, Music Box shop, LeTao, Kitakaro, Rokkatei, Samurai shop, and others)
15:30-16:00 Tanaka sake brewery
16:00 Take a train to Sapporo
17:00 Arrive at your hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Public transportation.
We take a JR train from Sapporo to Otaru. 1500JPY.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

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

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 JPY - This is a payment for one person. The transportation fee is 1500. Glass making is about 1500 JPY. Lunch is about 2000 JPY.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: The transportation fee is 1500. Glass or Tombodama making is about 1500 JPY. Lunch is about 2000 JPY. souvenirs and others.

Restrictions

no restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour to Otaru during my trip to Hokkaido a few weeks ago. I normally do not get private tours, but I am so glad I did this time as I don't think I would have gotten the same experience otherwise. Miyuki is an incredibly professional, knowledgeable, warm soul. It was a long day, but I really enjoyed every part of it, and Miyuki gave me a lot of room to customize as we went, she really went above and beyond. As a girl who's cautious travelling solo, I felt really comfortable.
Christina Schultz

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    336465


    Categories

    Local Experience, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

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