Otaru Bay Story Tour

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  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
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  • 1 Day(s) 15 Min Duration
  • English / Chinese / Japanese / Korean
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Tour Otaru on a comfortable bus with audio commentary in English, Chinese or Korean
  • Go on a scenic walk along the Otaru Canal and take in the beautiful natural scenery
  • Have a sumptuous meal at Grand Park Otaru Buffet with Chinese and Italian cuisine
  • Travel to the city's famous distillery - Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura
Most Recent Review

  • erikayani 19 Mar 2019
    the tour guide was polite and good although she spoke only japanese.. the bus provide headset and audio in various language.. the buffet lunch was great..the trip was ontime..before u return with the ropeway (the souvenir shop, obsevation deck) try to go upstairs.. the view from upstairs was amazing.. so it was nice experience afterall.. lucky that day was snowing 😃

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  • Otaru Bay Story Tour (21-30 Nov 2018 & 25-30 March 2019)

    Package Details
    • This tour is available on 21-30 Nov 2018 & 25-30 March 2019

    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip bus fare (comfortable tour bus)
    • Headsets with English/Chinese/Korean commentary
    • Grand Park Otaru buffet lunch

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Mt. Tengu Ropeway fare (round trip)
    • Any other items/personal consumption

    US$ 48.85

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    Package Details
    • This tour is available on 21-30 Nov 2018 & 25-30 March 2019

    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip bus fare (comfortable tour bus)
    • Headsets with English/Chinese/Korean commentary
    • Grand Park Otaru buffet lunch

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Mt. Tengu Ropeway fare (round trip)
    • Any other items/personal consumption
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What To Expect

Located on the stunning island of Hokkaido, Otaru is a quaint little port town best known for its beautiful natural scenery and sake distilleries. This old prosperous town was founded on trade and is now a popular travel spot for tourists from both Japan and abroad. The 9 hour tour lets you explore the city in full and stop by its main attractions. Discover the beautiful scenery around Otaru Canal Terminal and explore the authentic architecture of the city center and visit museums to learn about local industries: music box making and glassworks. Continue with a truly gourmet experience in the best of Japanese traditions: visit Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura for some of Japan’s very best sake. Complete the experience with a breathtaking roundtrip journey on Mt. Tengu Ropeway.

Otaru city tour
Tour the port city of Otaru on an immersive 9 hour trip
Otaru tours
See the city's famous attractions with informative commentary in several languages
Otaru travel
Visit a local glassworks factory, music box makers and more
Hokkaido travel
Visit one of Japan's most famous distilleries - Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura
Mt. Tengo
Take the Mt. Tengu Ropeway to the top of the mountain and snap photos of the spectacular view
Otaru Music Box Museum
Listen to the sound of precious antique music boxes at the Otaru Music Box Museum
Activity Information
Confirmation

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  • 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
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

Otaru Bay Story Tour (Without Ropeway)
  • 8:55am meet up at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal (ESTA Building 2F)
  • 9:15am depart
  • 9:45am meet up at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:05am depart
  • 10:15am Former Hokkaido Bank Main Branch
  • 10:35am Otaru Canal Terminal
  • 11:50am lunch at Grand Park Otaru
  • 1:25pm Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura
  • 2:00pm Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro
  • 4:10pm Glass Studio in Otaru
  • 4:50pm drop off at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 5:25pm drop off at Nishimachi Kita 20 cho-me (Miyanosawa Subway Station)
  • 5:40pm drop off at Kita 1 jo Nishi 12 cho-me
  • 5:50pm drop off at Sapporo Grand Hotel (Kita 1 Nishi 4)
  • 5:55pm drop off at Sapporo Clock Tower
  • 6:00pm drop off at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 6:10pm drop off at Sapporo Park Hotel
Otaru Bay Story Tour (With Ropeway)
  • 8:55am meet up at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 9:15am depart
  • 9:45am meet up at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:05am depart
  • 10:15am Former Hokkaido Bank Main Branch
  • 10:35am Otaru Canal Terminal
  • 11:50am lunch at Grand Park Otaru
  • 1:25pm Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura
  • 2:00pm Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro
  • 3:55pm Mt. Tengu Ropeway, Glass Studio in Otaru
  • 5:10pm drop off at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 5:45pm drop off at Nishimachi Kita 20 cho-me (Miyanosawa Subway Station)
  • 6:00pm drop off at Kita 1 jo Nishi 12 cho-me
  • 6:10pm drop off at Sapporo Grand Hotel (Kita 1 Nishi 4)
  • 6:15pm drop off at Sapporo Clock Tower
  • 6:20pm drop off at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 6:30pm drop off at Sapporo Park Hotel
Otaru Bay Story Tour (Without Ropeway; 21-30 Nov 2018, 25-31 Mar 2019)
  • 8:55am meet up at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal (ESTA Building 2F)
  • 9:15am depart
  • 10:00am meet up at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:15am depart
  • 10:25am Former Hokkaido Bank Main Branch
  • 10:45am Otaru Canal Terminal
  • 12:00pm lunch at Grand Park Otaru
  • 1:30pm Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura
  • 2:05pm Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro
  • 4:15pm Glass Studio in Otaru
  • 4:55pm drop off at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 5:30pm drop off at Nishimachi Kita 20 cho-me (Miyanosawa Subway Station)
  • 5:45pm drop off at Kita 1 jo Nishi 12 cho-me
  • 5:55pm drop off at Sapporo Grand Hotel (Kita 1 Nishi 4)
  • 6:05pm drop off at Sapporo Clock Tower
  • 6:10pm drop off at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 6:20pm drop off at Sapporo Park Hotel
Otaru Bay Story Tour (With Ropeway; 1 Dec 2018-24 Mar 2019)
  • 8:55am meet up at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 9:15am depart
  • 10:00am meet up at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:15am depart
  • 10:25am Former Hokkaido Bank Main Branch
  • 10:45am Otaru Canal Terminal
  • 12:00pm lunch at Grand Park Otaru
  • 1:30pm Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura
  • 2:05pm Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro
  • 4:00pm Mt. Tengu Ropeway, Glass Studio in Otaru
  • 5:15pm drop off at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 5:50pm drop off at Nishimachi Kita 20 cho-me (Miyanosawa Subway Station)
  • 6:05pm drop off at Kita 1 jo Nishi 12 cho-me
  • 6:15pm drop off at Sapporo Grand Hotel (Kita 1 Nishi 4)
  • 6:25pm drop off at Sapporo Clock Tower
  • 6:30pm drop off at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 6:40pm drop off at Sapporo Park Hotel
Insider Tips
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-12
  • Young children (aged 0-5) may ride for free if they do not require a seat. However, only 1 child per paying adult may ride for free
  • The guide on this tour provides guidance in Japanese only. Sightseeing information will be provided by a multilingual audio guide in English, Chinese and Korean
  • The time spent at each destination may be extended or shortened due to road conditions, number of participants, etc.
  • Lunch buffet is free for children preschool and under
  • In the event the Mt. Tengu Ropeway is closed due to adverse weather, we will hand out a souvenir to each passenger
  • The glass studio is closed every Tuesday (the gift shop is open)
Note:
  • Lunch at the Grand Park usually begins at 12:00, but may be changed to 1:00 due to various circumstances. In that case, the itinerary for the rest of the day will change as follows:
  • 10:35am-11:30am Otaru Canal Terminal
  • 11:40am-1:00pm Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro
  • 1:15pm-2:40pm Grand Park Otaru (buffet lunch)
  • 2:50pm-3:20pm Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura
  • 3:50pm-4:45pm Otaru Mt. Tengu
  • Arrival at all other bus stops listed below will be 10 minutes earlier
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher and your valid passport for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Meet Up Information:

Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • Time: 8:55am
  • Address: Kita 5 Jo Nishi 2 Chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city Hokkaido Japan (ESTA Buliding 2F). Please check the map for assistance
Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • Time: 9:45am (from 21-30 Nov 2018, meet up time will change to 9:55am)
  • Location: Central Bus Otaru Terminal
  • Address: 〒047-0032 Hokkaidō, Otaru-shi, Inaho, 2 Chome−22−8. Please check the map for assistance

JR Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (124) 4.3
  • erikayani 19 Mar 2019
    the tour guide was polite and good although she spoke only japanese.. the bus provide headset and audio in various language.. the buffet lunch was great..the trip was ontime..before u return with the ropeway (the souvenir shop, obsevation deck) try to go upstairs.. the view from upstairs was amazing.. so it was nice experience afterall.. lucky that day was snowing 😃
  • Myra Fiera 12 Feb 2019
    It was a great experience. The tour was well organized, tourists came on the designated time of departures. Food at the buffet was superb, and lot of choices. There were a lot a shopping stores to choose from although quiet crowded at that time when we went. Im so glad Otaru well-maintained the canal for people around the globe to appreciate the place historical background.
  • DAVID THOMAS 9 Feb 2019
    Great value of money, the buffet lunch was excellent with Fried oysters, unlimited ramen etc. Otarua canal is must go site. Sadly due to the bad weather we did not finish the Tour.
  • Daren Paul 31 Jan 2019
    For 3,000 Php, it is super expensive. Although the tour was not really bad. The buffet lunch was great.
  • Yee Sum 18 Feb 2019
    It’s just like a hop in and off bus trip. Tour guide spoke Japanese, can’t understand at all. But generally the experience to explore Otaru town was ok. Tour guide is polite.
  • NARDIA 30 Jan 2019
    Excellent service!! We have a Wonderful trip with them!!
  • ABIGAIL 26 Mar 2019
    a lot of travelling by bus getting from one place to another. i find it relaxing with good sights along the way accompanied by the headset guided narration. the set lunch was ok with the view of lake toya where you can walk afterwards.
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  • Shu Mey 13 Feb 2019
    Friendly tour guide. Although she can speak limited English but she tried her best to make everyone feel comfortable and enjoy the tour. This is a must go tour as it is more slow pace and not rushing you to many places, you able to enjoy everything. The food was great, the attractions that the tour covers was essential. Strongly recommend.
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  • Tuan Hong 26 Jan 2019
    This tour is strongly recommended if you come to Sapporo during winter. The lady tour guide and the driver are very friendly. Although they don't speak much English they try to help as much as they can.
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  • MJ 25 Dec 2018
    This is one of my favorite tour I ever attended. The meet up place on 2F of Sapporo Bus Terminal is not so easy to find especially the meet up was still early and some shops are still closed therefore quite confusing, luckily one Japanese assisted us to find our way. Also for Klook should mention that the printed voucher should be exchange to Tour ticket. make sure to keep it as it’s also same ticket for Mount Tengu ropeway (cable car). We went to the following - Otaru bine (free wine tasting) and good to buy - Otaru Canal (picturesque especially it was covered by snow) - lunch at Grand Park Hotel Otaru (buffet) - Sake factory (free tasting) also suggest to buy - souvenir streets where u can buy glass figurines & accessories, crystal music box, biscuits from LeTao & Kitakaro (must try the soft serve ice cream) as the best i ever tasted so creamy - Mount Tengu ropeway, but by the time we reached there almost sunset so we did not enjoy much the scenery >500 meters above sea level. My kids definitely loved the snow above the mountain. Make sure you have heat warmer as it was terribly cold 🥶 Only suggestion is for the tour guide to translate or converse in English as she keeps talking in Japanese but none of us can understand unless she hand sign, I even tried to use my translator apps so we can convey our questions. On a positive note there was a headset with pre recorded tour particulars on history of Otaru, key persons, key places. It was excellent and highly recommended
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