Otaru Snow Light Path Festival Tour from Sapporo (Feb. 3rd to 12th)

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In winter Otaru comes alive with sparkling lights. Spend a romantic evening strolling among the magical illuminations and snow statues along the retro canals. Finish with a ride up Mt. Tengu!

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As the newly fallen snow blankets this northern Hokkaido city, come experience the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival first hand! Each year the entire area is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of snow sculptures, ice lanterns and candles. Explore the stunningly lit canal or example the delectable local cuisine. To top off the day, ride the Tenguyama Ropeway to the top of Mt. Tengu. The panoramic views look as if the stars have fallen from the sky and blanketed the city of Otaru and Ishikari Bay.
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Price
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal Pick-up Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 44.94
USD 44.94
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 24.27
USD 24.27
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 44.94
USD 44.94
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 24.27
USD 24.27
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
Tour duration: 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Mt. Tengu ropeway fee
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 13:55 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 14:10 Depart from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 15:10 Arrive at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 15:20 Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro (free time) (55 mins)
    20131103063027_380078361_3375_9 Kitaichi Glass: housed in a Meiji era storehouse, this in a major center of glass production. Make sure to check out the romantic tearoom!

    Otaru Music Box Museum: Listen to antique music boxes!

    Kitakaro: Otaru's most famous sweets shop!
  • 16:25 Former Bank of Hokkaido and Bine Winery (20 mins)
    bain_800 This winery features local Otaru wines, and is located inside a former Meiji era bank. Warm up with a glass of mulled wine and nibble on snacks while exploring.
  • 16:50 Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (free time) (120 mins)
    352680 Enjoy free time to walk along the beautiful lights of the festival. Each ice candle and sculpture is made by Otaru residents, and the glow reflects of the Meiji era buildings. Otaru Canal offers incredible views and a wide array of stores, restaurants, cafes and sweets shops!
  • 19:10 Mt. Tengu and Tenguyama Ropeway (60 mins)
    20121101015518_1504082806_10041_6 Enjoy views of Otaru from above, and see the town sparkle brightly against the backdrop of snowy scenery and Ishikari Bay.
  • 20:25 Otaru Station Bus Terminal (drop-off point)
  • 21:00 Miyanosawa Station (drop-off point)
  • 21:15 Kita 1 Jounishi 12 Chome (drop-off point)
  • 21:30 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 21:35 Check-out at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
Otaru Station Bus Terminal Pick-up Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 44.94
USD 44.94
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 24.27
USD 24.27
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 44.94
USD 44.94
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 24.27
USD 24.27
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
Tour duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Mt. Tengu ropeway fee
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 14:50 Check-in at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 15:10 Departure from Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 15:20 Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro (free time) (55 mins)
    20121101015518_342661676_10041_6 Kitaichi Glass: housed in a Meiji era storehouse, this in a major center of glass production. Make sure to check out the romantic tearoom!

    Otaru Music Box Museum: Listen to antique music boxes!

    Kitakaro: Otaru's most famous sweets shop!
  • 16:25 Former Bank of Hokkaido and Bine Winery (20 mins)
    bain_800 This winery features local Otaru wines, and is located inside a former Meiji era bank. Warm up with a glass of mulled wine and nibble on snacks while exploring.
  • 16:50 Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (free time) (120 mins)
    352680 Enjoy free time to walk along the beautiful lights of the festival. Each ice candle and sculpture is made by Otaru residents, and the glow reflects of the Meiji era buildings. Otaru Canal offers incredible views and a wide array of stores, restaurants, cafes and sweets shops!
  • 19:10 Mt. Tengu and Tenguyama Ropeway (60 mins)
    20121101015518_1504082806_10041_6 Enjoy views of Otaru from above, and see the town sparkle brightly against the backdrop of snowy scenery and Ishikari Bay.
  • 20:25 Check out at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Please arrive at the check in counter with your printed VELTRA.com voucher at least 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
    • For children under the age of 6 who require a seat, please book as 'Child 6-11'.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • While in Otaru, show your bus ticket at Kitakaro to get two free Hanamasu no Koi cookies
    • Guests will receive a 10 % discount ticket for meals, seafood, produce and crafts, and 5% snack discount ticket for Kita no Ryoba (Otaru Canal Branch) and (Otaru 5 Branch), excluding drinks and alcohol.
    • At the Otaru Bine Winery guests will be served mulled wine (menu subject to change).
    • Please have dinner on your own at the Otaru Light Path Festival. The bus will stop and depart from Otaru Canal Terminal.
      Show your bus ticket stub to get a 10% discount on meals and drinks at Otaru Bine, Otaru Masazushi Central Branch, Otaru Masazushi Zen-an, Nihonbashi, Yamatoya Hanazono Branch, Sushi and Japanese Cuisine Shikama, Machinozushi Central Branch, Otaru Unga Shokudo and Hana-gokoro. No discounts will be given on store items.
    • If the Mt. Tengu Ropeway is closed due to weather or other reasons, you will receive a souvenir instead. It may not be possible to see the scenery from Mt. Tengu in case of snow.
    • There will be no group photo at Otaru Canal.
    • The duration of sightseeing may be changed due to traffic and the number of passengers.
    • Arrival times may be earlier than scheduled due to holiday breaks or facility rules.
    • Depending on traffic or bad weather, the return bus to Sapporo Station may be delayed. Please allow enough time to make connecting transfers.
    • Tours may be cancelled due to natural disasters and road closure due to marathon races etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100 per participant.
  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language Japanese
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Availability Daily
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