Otaru is a port city that lies just 30 minutes north of Sapporo. It’s home to a large number of Hokkaido’s remaining historical buildings, many of which have been restored and converted into quaint cafes and shops. The old stone warehouses and beautifully preserved canal help create the nostalgic atmosphere of the city’s townscape. Otaru is host to a number of events that celebrate the beauty of the changing seasons. These include the Snow Light Path Festival, where the snow-covered town is illuminated by enchanting candlelight, and the Tide Festival, a major celebratory summer event.
Sights & Landmarks, Wellness & Stay
Enjoy Snowshoeing, Stargazing and a Soak in a Hot Spring
Wellness & Stay
Experience Tokachi’s Nature at these Unique Accommodations!
Nature & Outdoor
Journey to Discover an Abundance of Beautiful, Wild Birds in the Varied Landscapes and Habitats of Eastern Hokkaido
Culture & History
Explore Ainu Heritage for a Deeper Understanding of Hokkaido
Culture & History, Family Fun, Sights & Landmarks
Exploring a Frozen Paradise: Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum and Tentozan Observatory