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Otaru Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Otaru Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $80

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Otaru! Otaru is a famous historical city and popular vacation spot in Hokkaido. But if you’ve never been there before, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see. In this guide, We’ll introduce some of the best sightseeing spots, restaurants and sweet shops for those going to Otaru for the first time. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Otaru Rickshaw Tour
Otaru Rickshaw Tour
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from: $42

This port city of the north has four distinct seasons, the nice sea breeze in summer, to the snow covered winter views that will give you the chills. Piers, canals and stockyards will remind everyone of the bustling old days, and you will feel the dashing spirit of Otaru.

Private Tour - An Eat-and-Walk Tour in the Famous Gourmet Town: Otaru
Private Tour - An Eat-and-Walk Tour in the Famous Gourmet Town: Otaru
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from: $72

Having flourished as a port town, Otaru has many delicious foods! Your otomo guide will take you to must-visit spots famous among locals. So this is the best tour for those who want to explore the gourmet town but don’t know which place to hit! Let’s have as much Otaru iconic food as you can such as the locals’ favorite deep fried chicken, a Michelin star sushi, rice dumpling and traditional Japanese sweets made from beans which every local know! You will also visit a sake and beer brewery and a boiled fish paste factory! You will also visit tourist spots like the famous Otaru Canal and historical buildings! Don’t forget to book your tour to discover the gourmet town, Otaru!

Private Tour - A Tour to Discover the History of Otaru with Kimono on!
Private Tour - A Tour to Discover the History of Otaru with Kimono on!
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from: $63

Otaru is a major tourist city in Hokkaido famous for its canal. Most of the tourists visit the “southern part” of the canal but you will visit the “northern part”! The northern part still has the scenery it used to have when Otaru was a flourishing port town! The attraction of this tour is the kimono experience! You will wear a kimono and walk around the area. A professional kimono clerk will help you put it on! The tasteful scenery of the northern part fits very well with kimono. Don’t forget to bring your camera! You will visit a café using a historic building, a knick-knack store dealing with high-quality merchandise, and Otaru sake shop! Let’s go on to your Otaru canal tour!

Otaru Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Otaru Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $101

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Otaru! Otaru is a famous historical city and popular vacation spot in Hokkaido. But if you’ve never been there before, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see. In this guide, We’ll introduce some of the best sightseeing spots, restaurants and sweet shops for those going to Otaru for the first time. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Private Tour - Visiting Places with Spiritual Energy by a City Bus in Otaru
Private Tour - Visiting Places with Spiritual Energy by a City Bus in Otaru
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from: $110

You will visit four spiritual spots on this tour with a local city bus, getting closer to the lives of locals! You will visit unique spots that you won’t go on any other tours since your otomo guide is familiar with the city: one of the biggest “Mokugyo”, a wooden drum used in a Buddhist temple, ""Tengu"" that makes your dream come true if you touch its nose, a shrine where a politician visited to wish to be the prime minister, and a pot that has improved the diet of Japanese. You will also like the restaurant otomo guide will take you to. It is really popular among locals and you surely will love it! Don’t forget to book your tour to become even luckier, with your otomo guide!

Otaru Walking & Street Food Tour in Hokkaido
Otaru Walking & Street Food Tour in Hokkaido
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from: $72

Otaru is a small harbor city, about half an hour northwest of Sapporo by train. It is one of the most popular destinations from Sapporo, Hokkaido to take a half day trip. You will be amazed by its beautiful canal areas and interesting buildings. Since Otaru is located on the harbor so seafood is very fresh here. On this tour, a local guide will navigate you through best local foods you should try in Otaru in a half day. -Walk through Otaru's famous Sankaku market, home of various delicious seafood.- -After strolling through the beautiful Otaru canal, we will drink some locally brewed beer and have a delicious seafood lunch- -Eat your way through some more local foods with a friendly local guide!- Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

Private Tour to Enjoy to Otaru - A City of Sea, mountains, and canals
Private Tour to Enjoy to Otaru - A City of Sea, mountains, and canals
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from: $101

Otaru, a bay city on the west coast of Hokkaido, is a nostalgic town with a deep history that fascinates visitors. Today, Otaru is known as a "tourist destination" not far from Sapporo, and there are many stories to be told throughout the city. Otaru's geographic location led to its development from 1800 to 1950. Railroads were opened to transport coal from the mountains to the port, and abundant marine products from Ishikari Bay were transported by ship to various locations, making Otaru a crucial distribution center for Japan. This tour will take you to the most popular spots in Otaru and follow the historical timeline of each spot. This tour will take you to the most popular spots in Otaru and follow the timeline of the city's history, which will help you understand how the city has developed and how you can enjoy the best of Otaru.

Shared Departure Transfer : Otaru City to Shin Chitose Airport
Shared Departure Transfer : Otaru City to Shin Chitose Airport
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from: $136

When it’s comfort time to leave Japan to return your home, end your trip the easy way with this departure transfer by shared transfer to Shin Chitose Airport (CTS) from your hotel in Hokkaido Otaru city. Your driver will pick you up from your Otaru city hotel, help with your luggage and drive you directly to the airport in a comfortable our van/coach. It’s that easy! Book a seat in this shared ride door‐to‐door transfer for a comfortable ride.

Otaru 1 Day Private Walking Tour
Otaru 1 Day Private Walking Tour
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from: $369

You can explore Otaru, Hokkaido as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.

Private Walking Day Tour to Otaru
Private Walking Day Tour to Otaru's Retro Streets of the Kita Canal
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from: $88

This is a tour to visit retro architecture and railroads in Otaru, a popular tourist destination not far from Sapporo! The north side of the Otaru Canal, known as the Kita Canal, is an area that still retains the atmosphere of the days when Otaru flourished as a trading port. You can see many 100-year-old Western buildings, warehouses, and fishing boats moored in the area, creating a beautiful canal scene surrounded by silence. There are also railroad cars, trucks, and warehouses that used to run in Otaru, so you can enjoy the roots of Otaru. This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the "Real Otaru". Why don't you go on a walking tour of the Kita Canal?

Private Night Tour to the Beautiful View of Otaru and Local Food
Private Night Tour to the Beautiful View of Otaru and Local Food
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from: $88

Otaru, a popular tourist destination in Hokkaido, is a port town surrounded by the vast ocean and mountains, with abundant nature and delicious gourmet food. The city looks completely different in the morning and at night, bringing you discoveries and impressions every time you visit. This tour will focus on Otaru's nightlife, and you will enjoy the unique night view and delicious food to your heart's content! Why don't you spend an unforgettable and great night in Otaru?

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