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Deep Local Otaru

Go deep into the heart of Otaru

One of Japan’s most stunning portside towns, Otaru is just 30 minutes from Yu Kiroro, with an abundance of things to do and fresh seafood to enjoy.

This example itinerary introduces recommended sightseeing spots and restaurants but please note that this tour is unaccompanied. Please make your own arrangements for transportation and meals.

Yu Kiroro (9:30am)

40 mins (by car)

Nantaru ichiba crab

Nantaru Ichiba

Old Local Market

The largest traditional local market in Otaru, this an extremely popular spot where you can browse all kinds of seafood, the freshest in Hokkaido!

15 mins (by car)

Otaru Kihin Kan

Otaru Kihin Kan

Herring Fisherman’s Palace

A wealthy merchant's house that prospered from herring fishing, a visit to this historical landmark is like being transported back in time to an era of beautiful Japanese craftsmanship!

3 mins (by car)

Aotsuka Shokudo

Lunch at Aotsuka Shokudo


A popular spot with locals, this seafood restaurant is located close to Cape Shukutsu, west of Otaru, and a fantastic place to sample the area's legendary cuisine.

20 mins (by car)

Otaru glass

Otaru Taisho Glass

Glass Making (by car)

From its origins providing floats made of glass for the local fisheries, today Otaru Taisho Glass has developed into a centre for beautiful glasswork culture.

5 mins (on foot)

Otaru canal cruise

Otaru Canal Cruise

Boat Cruise

Otaru is all about canals. The cruise takes in many of Otaru's historical buildings and takes 40 minutes. Please take a cruise and feel the history of Otaru!

5 mins (by car)

Otaru Minato Mochi

Otaru Minato Mochi

Traditional Rice Cake

There are many temples in the old town of Otaru. Many rice cakes were made as offerings to temples. That's why there are so many mochi (Rice Cake) shops in Otaru.

40 mins (by car)

Yu Kiroro (4pm)

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