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

8-hour private tour with an English-speaking local licensed guide. You'll visit Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street, Tanaka Sake Brewery and other landmarks, learning each background. You can choose public transportation to minimize the cost or having a chartered car to make it more comfortable and convenient. Our friendly guide will accommodate the itinerary upon your request and answer your questions about foods, culture, life or 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

Available time period Detail
All year
Required time
8 hrs
*The itinerary can be adjusted to your pace or request.

Meet your guide at the accommodation you will be staying in
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
Arrive at the accommodation you will be staying in

*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 3-8 ppl (per group):62,000 yen
[Option] Minibus for 9-18 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

- Chartered Sedan, Van, or Bus with Driver
Not included in fees
- Lunch
- Entrance fees
- [Guide only] Transportation for you and your guide: Train 1,500 yen per person, Taxi about 3,000 yen per taxi
- [Sedan / Van / Bus] Highway fee 2,480-2,740 yen and Parking fee 1,500-2,000 yen
- [Otaru pickup and Drop-off] 2500 yen *Transportation for your guide (and vehicle) from/to Sapporo
Pick Up Service
Payment method
[Tour fee:] by Credit card in advance
[Others:] by Cash or credit card on the day

Requirements for participation
Meeting location
Required Items
Requirements for participation
- Minimum: 1 person
- Maximum: 6 people for Guide only / 3 people for Sedan / 8 people for Van / 18 people for Bus
Meeting location
- Centrally located accommodation in Sapporo
- Otaru (Additional fee 2500 yen applies for the transportation to Otaru for your guide)
- JR Sapporo Station
Address of meeting location
Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Things to bring / required items
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Rainwear or umbrella for a rainy day
- [Dec-Mar] Winter gear and snow boots with non-slippery soles for icy roads
A credit card guarantee is required to book a restaurant if your group has more than 5 people or you request a specific restaurant.
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%

*Bookings cannot be regarded as canceled until you have received an email confirmation from us.
Available time period
All year
Required time
8 hrs
Program fee
From 23,000 yen per group

Customer Reviews

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Company information

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