Hokkaido Otaru Rickshaw Tour


Step into history on a city rickshaw ride

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  • Enjoy and learn about Otaru's rich history by touring the historic architectural sites on a traditional rickshaw
  • Visit in winter and pose for a photo by the romantically lit Otaru canal
  • Get insider facts from your tour guide as you pass Otaru's iconic streets, buildings and piers
  • Choose your own custom tour or choose a mood and let our experienced rickshaw tour guides suggest a route – you will definitely love the result
Most Recent Review

  • Andy Chee Yung 17 Dec 2018
    The tour was really fun and the driver is very professional. But it’s very difficult for him to run as it was snowing heavily on the day we visited. Would more recommend you go for it during fall or spring season.

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What To Expect

Travel back in time, with your rickshaw and guide, to a time when Otaru was still the vibrant trade center of Hokkaido. Begin your custom trip at the iconic train station or at one of the bridges arching over the central canal. Discover Otaru's hidden charms as you enjoy a calming summer breeze or snuggle up close to your companion as you're guided through romantic snow covered streets in winter. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery from a higher vantage point whilst your rickshaw glides by the primeval piers, canals and stockyards.

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Whatever the season you can enjoy a rickshaw tour of Otaru
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Ride alone or bring along a friend (for extra warmth!)
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Let your informative guide show you the top sights
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Discover the fascinating neighborhoods and architecture of Hokkaido
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • English speaking guide
  • 30 min / 1 hour / 2 hour rickshaw ride
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Admission fees


  • 30 min tour: Meet up at Chuo Bridge - Tsukimi Bridge - Kitahama Bridge - Former Otaru Branch Of NYK Line - Former Otaru Warehouse - Back to Chuo Bridge
  • 1 hour tour: Meet up at Chuo Bridge - Tsukimi Bridge - Former Otaru Branch Of NYK Line - FOrmere Otaru Warehouse - Former Temiya-line Railway - Northern Wall Street - Back to Chuo Bridge
  • 2 hour tour: Meet up at Chuo Bridge - Tsukimi Bridge - Former Otaru Branch Of NYK Line - Ironai Pier - Enter Otaru Museum - Former Temiya-line Railway - Former Otaru Branch of the Bank of Japna - Northern Wall Street - Back to Chuo Bridge
  • When making the booking, please indicate your preferred departure time in the space provided at check out
  • Please note: The itinerary above is a sample itinerary. We can customize your tour within the given time frame, adjusting the route, as well as starting and finishing points according to your interests and convenience. Please ask us for more information
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw
  • Elementary school and pre-school children under the age of 6 are free of charge, provided that they are accompanied by at least one full fare paying passenger and are not occupying a seat, but are sitting on a lap
  • Wheelchair-friendly. Light folding wheelchairs can be carried on the back of the rickshaw or can be sent separately to the final destination
  • Luggage and baby strollers can be attached to the back of the rickshaw or can be stored at our branch (depending on your route - please ask us)
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only for the specified tour date and time
  • Meet up location: Chuo Bridge
  • How to get there: Take JR Hakodate line and exit at Otaru station, then walk for 10-15 minutes down the main street until you reach the bridge
  • Your rickshaw driver will have the word 'Otaru'/'小樽' on his back
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
  • No refund will be issued for customers who do not turn up on the activity day
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Reviews (12) 4.8
  • Andy Chee Yung 17 Dec 2018
    The tour was really fun and the driver is very professional. But it’s very difficult for him to run as it was snowing heavily on the day we visited. Would more recommend you go for it during fall or spring season.
  • Chiangyu 24 Jul 2018
    Best way to explore Ontario by Richshaw cart, despite English level might need more improvement if tour guide could make introduction more fluently in English, but he’s full passionate and guidance in perfect tempo and take us to perfect spot for photo and make great memories, if I’ll be here again, I’ll definitely take my family to use his service once more:)
  • Melvie 28 Sep 2017
    Our rickshaw tour guide and driver, Toshi, was amazing. He was friendly, accommodating, and fluent in English. He made the tour interesting and we learned a lot about his hometown Otaru and appreciated the place more after this activity. A definite must-do for first time visitors.
  • Henry 2 Dec 2016
    Highly recommended if you never been to Otaru! The guide was so humor yet knowledgeable on Otaru history, and he was also super friendly. Even though we were late a bit due to a confusion on meeting point, he was so nice to greet the full 60mins course to us. Overall, we had a great time, and the rickshaw part was definitely one of the highlights of the whole trip!
  • zongyoyu 27 Dec 2018
    In the case of heavy snow, Mr. Xing Deng still introduced the beautiful scenery around the Otaru Canal and the important cultural assets of the country. He explained the origin of the North Wall Street and recommended the old silver small branch shop. He felt that he was looking for a rickshaw. it is good.
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  • SONG YAN 30 Jul 2018
    The driver’s English is very good, and the friendly snow is also very warm.
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  • HSINYU 10 Jul 2018
    I was very fortunate to have a very friendly little brother. Although there is no Chinese guide, but as long as I can understand the little brother's commentary in Japanese and English! So don't worry about people who have a lot of time and budget. You can choose one-hour itinerary. Although it is a warehouse and old scenery, you can get a deeper understanding of the culture and people at that time.
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  • chiwen 17 Feb 2018
    Great experience! Rickshaw master are very serious, although English is not good, or a serious explanation.
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  • Yu 26 Jan 2018
    Take the initiative to introduce Otaru customs, although the snow was very heavy, the weather was cold, but all smiling, very cordial
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  • Ka Tung 29 Dec 2017
    Coach humorous people, but also dedication and professionalism. In the snow contains us four trips 覧 and explain, but also learned a lot of Otaru history.
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