Shiroi Koibito Park, Exploring Otaru Canal and Yoichi Tour (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Exploring Otaru
Operation Period Apr 22 – Jul 14, Aug 11 - Oct 31, 2018
Duration 8 hr and 5 min
Distance 95km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal ; Dep 10:00 Arr 18:05


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This tour takes you to “Shiroi Koibito”, which is one of the most popular tourist spots in Sapporo, and you can enjoy a relaxing walk around Otaru Canal and Kitaichi Glass.

[:en]Shiroi Koibito Park
[:ko]시로이 고이비토 파크

Shiroi Koibito Park

This course features the major sightseeing areas of Otaru for our passengers to enjoy. The winter course will also take you to the Nikka Distillery in Yoichi, so you can enjoy both Otaru and Yoichi.

⚫︎Exploring Otaru – Recommended Scenic Spots
Otaru Canal Cruise – A new activity in Otaru that allows you to discover the magic of historic and romantic city of Otaru. The unique captains will entertain you as you cruise down the canal for 40 minutes.
 *Details: http://otaru.cc/

Nitori Art Base – A new art complex that spreads across the historical landmarks of Otaru, which were once known as the “Wall Street of the North.” Approximately 140 pieces of stained glass which once adorned English churches, and art work by Emile Galle and Daum Brothers who represented the Art Nouveau period are on display. Most of the art work was created between the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, about the time Otaru flourished.
 *Details: http://www.nitorihd.co.jp/otaru-art-base/

Kitaichi Glass – Glass ornaments are the typical souvenir of Otaru. Among the many glass studios, Kitaichi Glass has tens of thousands of glasswork and ornaments that are of the highest quality. Besides shopping, you can also enjoy hands-on activities and delicious foods.
 *Details: http://www.kitaichiglass.co.jp/index.html

Otaru Music Box Museum – The enchanging notes of a music box match the nostalgic streets of Otaru. Otaru Music Box Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions among foreign travelers.
 *Details: http://www.otaru-orgel.co.jp/j_main.html



10:00 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
10:40~11:40 ①Shiroi Koibito Park (free time) [60 min]
12:15~14:50 ②Otaru Canal Terminal Kitaichi Glass, Venetian Museum and exploring Otaru ( free time /free lunchtime )【155 min】
15:30~16:20 ③Nikka Whisky Hokkaido Yoichi Distillery
16:55 Chuo Bus Otaru Station Bus Terminal
17:30 Nishimachi 20-chome / Miyanosawa Subway Station side stops possible
17:45 Kita 1 Nishi 12
18:00 Sapporo Clock Tower
18:05 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • ※① From April 1, the Shiroi Koibito cookie production line at Shiroi Koibito Park, will under go renovations. For this reason, admission will be free during this time. (There is no passport for admission)For Regular Sightseeing passengers who have paid adult prices, Shiroi Koibito cookies (9 pcs), candy for children, will be distributed. During the renovations, the Shiroi Koibito cookie production line will not be viewable. (A video of the process line is scheduled to be shown. )After Sept 1, the Aurora Fountain and Chocolate Cup Collection will not be viewable. The shops, Picadilly, Candy Lab, and inner court(rose gardens) will be open throughout the renovations. (some areas will be open in a smaller scale.)
  • ※②Major Facilities to Visit in Otaru
    ★Otaru Canal Cruise (duration 40 min) Show your bus ticket stub and Adults ¥1,500 -> ¥1,350 , children ¥500->¥450. 1 preschool child (4 - 6), per adult is free. Additional children must pay child's price. Show your bus ticket stub and get a 10% discount on your cruise. Please note that the cruise may be cancelled in strong winds or inclement weather.
    Passengers must book the cruise. If you wish to take the cruise, please make reservations yourself. Same day reservations are not accepted between Apr 28 - May 6, and July 20 - Sept 30. Please make book your reservation up to one day in advance, or go directly to the pier and check for vacancies. You may not be able to board if it is crowded.(0134-31-1733)
    ★Nitori Art Base (*free admission for jr. high and under)
    Adults High school・college students
    Nitori Art Museum・Stained Glass Museum・Former Mitsui Bank Otaru Branch 3-facility common pass ¥1500 ¥1100
    ●Show your regular sightseeing bus ticket for the following discounts
    Adults High school・college students
    Nitori Art Museum ¥1000 ¥800
    Stained Glass Museum ¥700 ¥500
    Former Mitsui Bank Otaru Branch ¥700 ¥500
    Common pass for Nitori Art Museum and Stained Glass Museum ¥1200 ¥900

    If you wish to receive a high schoo or college student discount, you must be able to provide student ID. (This applies to foreigners as well)
    Groups of 10 or more require a reservation in advance. (If you do not book a reservation, you will not be eligible for disounts. Please book your reservation 5 days in advance.)
    Audio guidance system rentals are available. (supplies are limited, and guidance is only available in Japanese. Please ask the staff.)
    ★Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
    Purchase over ¥3,000 and you will receive a free strap(must show bus ticket stub).
    ★Kitakaro - Show your ticket stub and receive 2 Hamanasu-no-Koi cookies.
    ★Group photo on Otaru Canal (¥1,000 if you purchase the photo)
  • The guide will hand out a 10% discount coupon for marine, agricultural products, and crafts, and a 5% discount coupon for snacks that can be used at Kitano Ryoba Otaru Canal branch, Otaru No. 5 branch, and Otaru Canal Annex. (excludes Chuo Bus recommended menu, drinks, alcohol, economical sets that include shipping, shipping, and cold cases)
    Regular sightseeing bus passengers can order a recommended special meal(pay on site) at Kitano Ryoba.
    ●Chuo Bus Original Seafood Donburi: Seafood Donburi (3 slices of salmon, salmon roe 10g, one slice of scallop, one slice of pink shrimp, one slice of tuna, one slice of squid, flying fish roe 10g, one slice of egg roll) Miso soup, ¥1,706(with tax)
    ●Sea Urchin/Salmon Roe Donburi ¥3,758(with tax)
    ●Kitamae Donburi ¥3,002 (with tax)
    ●Show your regular sightseeing bus ticket stub at Otaru Bine(products are excluded), Otaru Canal Diner (excludes Kuraya inside the diner), and Hanagokoro Otaru for a discount on your purchases.
    If you stop in at Kitakaro while you explore Otaru, show your bus ticket stub and get two Hamanasu-no-koi cookies for free.
  • ※③ Time spent in Otaru is free time to explore and dine. (If the bus is delayed, you may not have free time to look around and dine. )

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Special Notes

◎Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
◎Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
◎Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
◎Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
◎Tours may be cancelled due to the snow disaster. Please contact us to reconfirm the operation in the event of abnormal weather.