Winter Day Trip to Otaru from Sapporo (Multilingual Audio Guide Included)

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See the canals of snowy Otaru, sample sake and local wine, then if you like, enjoy a ride up Mt. Tengu on this one day tour from Sapporo. Guidance is available in English, Chinese and Korean.

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With different pick-up locations, guidance in 4 different languages and lunch included, this day tour to Sapporo couldn't be more convenient. See the lovely Otaru Canal, graced with snow and Victorian street lamps. Sample local wine, award-winning sake and even some of Otaru's famous sweets. Stroll though the beautiful Meiji-era buildings of the Bine Winery and Kitaichi Glass, and ride the ropeway up Mt. Tengu for great views over the snow-covered city and Ishikari Bay.
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Price
Otaru Tour With Mt. Tengu Ropeway
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Adult
USD 53.44
USD 53.44
Child
USD 34.29
USD 34.29
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Adult
USD 53.44
USD 53.44
Child
USD 34.29
USD 34.29
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 9 - 10 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
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  • 08:40-09:15 8:40 Sapporo Park Hotel
  • 9:00 Sapporo Grand Hotel
  • 9:15 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:15 Arrive at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:25 Former Bank of Hokkaido and Bine Winery (15 min)
    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.
  • 10:45 Otaru Canal Terminal (60 min)
    The canal offers a pleasant walk with many artists displaying their original works of art.
  • 12:00 Grand Park Otaru and Wing Bay Otaru (80 min)
    Lunch will be a selections of western and chinese dishes at the buffet for 70 minutes.
    After your meal, take a stroll around the Wing Bay Otaru on your own.
  • 13:30 Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikko Warehouse (30 min)
    bac847427c6f31977c4dbbc4007736a1 Tour around the sake brewery famous for the Daiginjo sake and see how sake is made from the rice. Sample a few of the freshly made sake on the spot
  • 14:05 Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro (free time) (90 min)
    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!
  • 16:00 Mt. Tengu Ropeway (round trip)
    tengu_800 Climb to the top of Mt Tengu on a rope way and see the beautiful view of the illuminated city from above. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the city covered in the winter snow.
    Drop-off is available. In the case the ropeway is not operating, you will receive a souvenir instead.
  • The Glass Studio in Otaru
    A glass studio that is famous for their glass blowing techniques. Take this opportunity to pick up a special gift or a souvenir of Otaru.
  • 17:15 Otaru Station Bus Terminal (drop-off point)
  • 17:50 Nishimachi Kita 20 Chome at Miyanosawa Subway Station (drop-off point)
  • 18:05 Kita 1 Jounishi 12 Chome (drop-off point)
  • 18:15 Sapporo Grand Hotel Kita 1 Nishi 4 (drop-off point)
  • 18:25 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 18:30 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal (drop-off point)
  • 18:05-18:20 Drop-off at Sapporo Park Hotel
Package detail / Schedule
Otaru Tour Without Mt. Tengu Ropeway
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult
USD 47.21
USD 47.21
Child
USD 31.17
USD 31.17
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
USD 47.21
USD 47.21
Child
USD 31.17
USD 31.17
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 9 - 10 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:40-09:15 Pick-up at Sapporo Park Hotel (8:40) and Sapporo Grand Hotel (9:00)
  • 09:00 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 09:15 Depart from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:15 Arrive at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:25 Former Bank of Hokkaido and Wine Tasting at Bine Winery (15 mins)
    bain_800 This winery features local Otaru wines, and is located inside a former Meiji era bank. Warm up by sampling some of the local wines and explore the retro building.
  • 10:45 Otaru Canal (free time) (60 mins)
    20141112015041_1972186572_3375_9 Otaru Canal is lined with Meiji-era storehouses and Victorian street lamps, a wonderfully retro area. Besides the great views,explore a wide array of stores, restaurants, cafes and sweets shops!

    (On Jan. 1st the Bine WInery is closed, so time at the canal will be extended)
  • 12:00 Lunch at Grand Park Otaru and Wing Bay Otaru (80 mins)
    Enjoy a lunch buffet of Western and Chinese dishes, along with a selection of tasty desserts! After lunch you can explore the Wing Bay shopping area.
  • 13:30 Tanaka Shuzo Sake Brewery (30 mins)
    bac847427c6f31977c4dbbc4007736a1 Visit this brewery housed in a Meiji-era storehouse, and sample some of the famous local Takaragawa sake!
  • 14:05 Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro (free time) (90 mins)
    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!
  • The Glass Studio Otaru
    Check out the original glass creations at this workshop, shining in various colors and shapes.
  • 16:55 Otaru Station Bus Terminal (drop-off point)
  • 17:30 Miyanosawa Station (drop-off point)
  • 17:45 Kita 1 Jounishi 12 Chome (drop-off point)
  • 18:05 Sapporo Grand Hotel (drop-off point)
  • 18:10 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 18:20 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal (drop-off point)
  • 18:05-18:20 Drop-off at various Otaru and Sapporo locations
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
    • This tape has audio guides in English, Chinese and Korean. The guide will also give guidance in Japanese.
    • Otaru Canal and Bine Winery
      At Otaru Canal those who wish may get a group photo (additional JPY 1000), although in bad weather this may not be available.
      On Jan. 1st the Bine Winery will be closed, so the time at Otaru Canal will be extended.
    • Grand Park Otaru
      Lunch will be a 70 minute buffet. Children under elementary age may eat for free.
      Lunch will usually start at 12:00, but may have to be postponed to 13:00 at certain times. In this case the schedule will be:
      10:40~11:35 Otaru Canal->11:45~12:55 Kitaichi Glass/ Otaru Music Box Museum/ Kitakaro (free time)->13:10~14:35 Lunch at Grand Park Otaru and Bay Wing Otaru->14:45~15:15 Tanaka Sake Brewery->15:45~16:45 Mt. Tengu Ropeway.
      Times may be 10 mins earlier than scheduled.
    • Tanaka Sake Brewery
      The sake tasting will occur after the brewery tour.
    • Kitaichi Glass
      The bus will drop guests off in front of Kitaichi Glass Sangokan. Guests will be picked up at the same spot, so please be there 5 minutes before the bus is set to depart.
    • Kitakaro
      While in Otaru, show your bus ticket at Kitakaro to get two free Hanamasu no Koi cookies. The shop will be closed on Jan. 1st.
    • 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.
    • Otaru Glass Studio
      The studio will be closed from Dec. 29th to Jan. 2nd, and is also closed on Tuesdays.
      Show your ticket to get 10% off on all products.
    • You can leave the tour at Otaru Bus Terminal.
    • You can leave the tour at the Mt. Tengu Ropeway. Show your ticket to use the Mt.Tengu-Otaru Station shuttle bus for free. If the Mt. Tengu Ropeway is closed due to weather or other reasons, you will receive a souvenir instead. At the restaurant on the summit of Mt. Tengu you can get a free drink (coffee, tea, hot cocoa, orange juice or oolong tea).
    • 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.
    • Grand Park Otaru
      Lunch will be a 70 minute buffet. Children under elementary age may eat for free.
      Lunch will usually start at 12:00, but may have to be postponed to 13:00 at certain times. In this case the schedule will be:
      10:40~11:35 Otaru Canal->11:45~12:55 Kitaichi Glass/ Otaru Music Box Museum/ Kitakaro (free time)->13:10~14:35 Lunch at Grand Park Otaru and Bay Wing Otaru->14:45~15:15 Tanaka Sake Brewery->15:45~16:05 Otaru Glass Studio.
      Times may be 10 mins earlier than scheduled.
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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.
USD 53.44
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Language English, Japanese, Chinese
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 9 - 10 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
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