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Otaru Snow Light Path Festival Bus Tour from Sapporo (Feb 8-17, 2019)

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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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Special Gifts and Discounts! (until 2019/02/17)

- 10% off Otaru Cruise
- 2 Hamanasu no koi cookies at Kitakaro
- Discount on meals at Otaru Bine, Otaru Canal food court, Hanagokoro
- 10 % discount for meals, seafood, produce and crafts. 5% snack discount for Kita no Ryoba (Otaru Canal Branch) and (Otaru 5 Branch).
- 10% off drinks at Mt. Tengu restaurant
- Free bookmark at Otaru music box shop for purchases over JPY 3,000

Available for all participants who show their bus ticket stub.
Please note that discounts at Kita no Ryoba do not include discounts for discount for drinks, alcohol, shipping, and isothermal packaging.

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
Otaru Station Bus Terminal Pick-up Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 47.87
USD 47.87
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 26.28
USD 26.28
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 47.87
USD 47.87
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 26.28
USD 26.28
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Bus fare / Japanese-speaking guide / Mt. Tengu ropeway fee
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 14:55 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 15:10 Arrive at Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  • 15:20 Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum, Kitakaro (free time) (55 min)
    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 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.
  • 16:50 Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (free time) (120 min)
    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 min)
    df0b2a264d2f10e3dfe38688c7d42065 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)
  • 21:25 Kita 1 Jounishi 4 Chome (drop-off point)
  • 21:30 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 21:35 Tour Ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal Pick-up Plan
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 47.87
USD 47.87
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 26.28
USD 26.28
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 47.87
USD 47.87
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 26.28
USD 26.28
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Bus fare / Japanese-speaking guide / Mt. Tengu ropeway fee
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 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 min)
    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 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.
  • 16:50 Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (free time) (120 min)
    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 min)
    df0b2a264d2f10e3dfe38688c7d42065 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)
  • 21:25 Kita 1 Jounishi 4 Chome (drop-off point)
  • 21:30 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 21:35 Tour Ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Please arrive at the check in counter with your printed VELTRA 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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