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Explore Otaru & Yoichi

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in Hokkaido: Otaru.

    In this whirlwind day-tour you will firstly head into Yoichi Distillery, where the famous Nikka Whiskey is produced. You can understand a little about the founder Masataka Taketsuru’s Scottish inspiration and dream, and then try a sample for yourself (soft-drinks are provided for non-alcohol drinkers and those under 20 years old).

    After this, we’ll then drive to Otaru city for some time to explore the canal area and Sakaimachi shopping street – famous for glassworks, music boxes, and great desserts! Followed by a fantastic seafood lunch full of local fish and produce.

    Finally, we’ll take the ropeway up Tengu Mountain, enjoying the panoramic views of Otaru Port and Ishikari Bay. Tengu Mountain also boasts stunning nature, a squirrel park, bobsleigh and fabulous cafe, if you want a short break at the top.
    • Tengu Mountain and ropeway
    • Otaru canal
    • Local seafood lunch
    • Sakaimachi shopping street
    • Yoichi Distillery
    • Charter bus transportation

    9am Meet at Sapporo Station

    11am Arrive at Yoichi Distillery

    12:30pm Arrive at Otaru Canal have Seafood Lunch & enjoy Sakaimachi street

    4pm Arrive at Tengu Mountain and take the ropeway

    7pm Arrive back at Sapporo Station
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sapporo Station, North Exit (bus parking area)
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We were lucky to have Rio as our tour guide to show us Sapporo and Otaru. Rio is very knowledgeable and full of fun. He took us to many great spots and restaurants (including some hidden ones) and everyone in our group thought the experience...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    petaohata, オーナー at Travel Hokkaido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for the kind feedback! We enjoyed traveling with your family so much :)

    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    Friend and I booked this tour and were guided by Rio. He first drove us to Yoichi, and then to Otaru. He was very knowledgeable about every stop we made, knew the best places to buy food and souvenirs, and tailored the experience to what...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    petaohata, Owner at Travel Hokkaido, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback :) We’re so happy that you had a great time and we’d love to see you again in Hokkaido one day!

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    • Duration: 9h
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