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No. 4257
Otaru Private Full-Day Tour with Local Licensed Guide (from Sapporo)
Otaru Canal in winter
Sake tasting at Tanaka Sake Brewery "Kikkogura"
Otaru Canal's evening view in winter
Enjoy fresh seafood at a reasonable price in the small port city
Taste several kinds of Japanese sake for free at Tanaka Sake Brewery "Kikkogura"
Hand craft grass shop Kitaichi Grass
Collaboration of snow and candles in Otaru Yukiakari Festival
"Kaisen-don", fresh raw seafood on the rice in a bowl.
Kaisendon (ikura and sea urchin)
Otaru Canal

This is not only sightseeing but also a great chance to talk with a local. They also answer your questions about Japan, Hokkaido, our daily life, and anything else you're interested in.

Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura
The stone buildings that were built for the Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura in 1905 have been designated as historic buildings by the city of Otaru. Enjoy free samples of Shiboritate Nama Genshu (fresh Japanese Sake) and 10 other kinds of sake made right on the premises.

Otaru Canal
Otaru Canal was built in the 1920s as a channel connecting warehouses and the Port of Otaru, which thrived as the gateway to Hokkaido during the period of land reclamation. Stone-built warehouses and gas lamps stand along the 1140-meter-long canal, recalling the area’s heyday.

Sakaimachi Street
Sakaimachi Street is for shopping! You can enjoy the biggest Musical box museum in Japan, Kitaichi glass where you can purchase a variety of beautiful glass and even you can have tea time with famous Otaru sweets like LeTAO, Rokkatei, and Kitakarou! You might see the colorful ice cream which you never ever seen before!

Otaru Triangle (Sankaku) Market
"Sankaku", it’s mean the triangle. The origin of the name is that the land and the roof is in the form of a triangle. Just 1 min from the JR Otaru station, then you can enjoy very fresh seafood like the salmon, salmon roe and sea urchin. Please enjoy your lunch here with delicious Hokkaido local food!

*Optional for with Chartered Vehicle
The Old Aoyama Villa (Kihinkan)
The villa is a symbol of herring fishing history in Otaru which took 6 years to be completed. The traditional alcoves and the gorgeously sculptured fanlights are built in rosewood (Shitan) or Japanese cedar and or so. The paintings and calligraphy on the sliding doors in various rooms are genuine treasures. They were created by Gyokudo Kawai, a great master of Japanese painting working with his disciples.

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Program details
Available time period

All season program

Required time
8 hrs
The itinerary can be adjusted to your pace or request.

Meet your guide at the hotel you're staying
Go to Otaru by train or chartered vehicle
Tanaka Sake Brewery "Kikkogura"
Otaru Canal
Lunch at a local restaurant
Sakaimachi Street --- Musical Box Shop, Kitachi Glass Shop, LeTAO
Sankaku seafood market
Return to Sapporo by train or chartered vehicle
Arriving at the meeting place

*Schedule and destinations may be changed due to the traffic or weather condition.
Program fee
Guide only (per group):23,000 yen
[Option] Sedan for 1-3 ppl (per group):53,000 yen
[Option] Van for 4-8 ppl (per group):62,000 yen
[Option] Minibus for 9-20 ppl (per group):90,000 yen
[Option] Upgrade to Professional guide (per group):15,000 yen
Included in this fee
- English Speaking Licensed Guide
- Local taxes
[Option] w/ Chartered vehicle:
- Vehicle
- Japanese speaking driver
- Fuel fee
- Local taxes
Not included in fees
- [w/Guide only] Transportation for you and your guide (Train 1280 yen per person + about 3000 yen per taxi)
- Lunch
- Entrance fee (The Old Aoyama Villa 1080 yen per adult)
[Option] w/ Chartered vehicle:
- Highway fees 2440 yen
- Parking fees about 1500 yen
[Option] Otaru pickup and Drop-off
- Transportation for guide (and vehicle) from/to Sapporo 2500 yen
Pick Up Service
Payment method
[Tour fee: ] Advance Payment by credit card
[Others: ] By cash or credit card on the day
*Credit Card Guarantee is required if your group has more than 5 people or you request to book a specific restaurant.

Requirements for participation
Meeting location
Required Items
Requirements for participation
Minimum: 1 person
Meeting location
- Centrally located Sapporo hotels, guesthouses, Airbnbs
- Otaru (Additional fee 2500 yen applies as the transportation for your guide)
- Sapporo JR Station
Address of meeting location
Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Things to bring / required items
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Winter gear and snow boots with non-slippery soles (Dec-Mar)
- Rainwear or umbrella for the rainy day (Mar-Dec)
- 8 hours is counted from the time confirmed in advance, not from the time you come up in the morning.
Travel conditions, etc.:
This program belongs to Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel.
Please read our Terms & Conditions before you apply.
- 2 days before: 30%
- 1 day before: 40%
- On the day, before the starting time: 50%
- On the day, after the starting time or No show: 100%
Otaru (departure from Sapporo)
Available time period
All season program
Required time
8 hrs
Program fee
From 23,000 yen per group

Customer Reviews

Travel Hokkaido hire Driver + Transport
Cassie Tang
2019/4/12 13:15
Hi, Do you provide private van + driver for 10 people touring around East Hokkaido for 3 days from 27-29 May 2019 for flower season and sightsee...
cindy Tee
2017/10/1 13:06
Hi, What you mean by cub guide fee? I am interested in the otaru private full day tour, how much per pax? I got 4 pax. Thanks
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We offer various exciting private tours for sightseeing and experience-based tours. Please contact us.


This is a private tour without other people. Our friendly guides are friendly and accommodating. You can walk on your pace without rush.

Company information

Company:Treasure Island Short Trips
Address:9F Daito Building 8-1 Minami 2-jo Higashi 2-chomeChuo-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido