Otaru Canal, Nikka Whisky and 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. We 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.
Nikka Whisky Museum is located in Yoichi, 25-minutes train ride from Otaru city. Of Nikka's two malt whisky distilleries, Yoichi produces rich, peaty and masculine malt. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the pot stills are heated with finely powdered natural coal--the traditional method that is hardly ever used today, even in Scotland.
9:00 Meet at the hotel lobby
9:26 Take a train to Minami Otaru
10:00-13:00 Sakaimachi street (Kitaichi glass shop, Taisho glass shop, Music Box shop, LeTao, Kitakaro, Rokkatei, Samurai shop, and others)
14:00-14:30 Otaru Canal
15:05-15:31 Transfer from Otaru to Yoichi
Yoichi nikka whisky
16:45-18:20 Transfer from Yoichi to Sapporo
18:30 Arrive at your hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4480 JPY - This is a payment for one person. The transportation fee is about 2480 JPY. Lunch is about 2000 JPY.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Seven stars out of five for Miyuki I. She was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I can’t wait to use her again and see her like an old friend. Thank you so much for helping us love Sapporo!