Otaru Bay Story Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • It is possible to get on the bus at Otaru Terminal
  • Exploring Otaru
  • Meal included
Operation Period Nov 21 – Nov 25, 2016 Mar 27 - Mar 31,2017
Duration 8 hours 55 min
Distance 89km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal Dep. 9:15 Arr. 18:10
Otaru Station Bus Terminal Dep. 10:15 Arr. 16:55
Sapporo Park Hotel.....Meet in the Front Lobby
Sapporo Grand Hotel....Meet in the Front Lobby
Otaru Station Bus Terminal....Meet in the Chuo Bus Otaru Terminal Waiting Room (Daiichi Bldg.)

※Includes lunch

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With multilingual audio system (English, Chinese and Korean) and Japanese local guide, you can discover more different and fun activities that you can do in Otaru. This is the guided tour for both international and Japanese tourists to discover and know trivia of Otaru.


This is 1 day multilingual guided tour to Otaru and available from two bus stops at the hotels (Sapporo Park Hotel and Sapporo Grand Hotel) as well as Sapporo Station Bus Terminal. With multilingual audio guide, you will hear interesting stories filled with humor through headphones, by a foreign speaker who lives in Hokkaido. This makes the experience more real. Also, a Japanese local guide will attend this tour and offer a relaxing and comfortable time with her beautiful voice. Our sightseeing tour bus will pick you up at Sapporo Park Hotel (nearby the Nakajima Koen Station) and Sapporo Grand Hotel (nearby the Odori Station) where tour assistant with a tour placard wait waits for you at the front desk.
Departing from Sapporo Station, we will first head for Otaru City. Passing the Hokkaido University through downtown and on to the expressway where you can enjoy the scenery of Ishikari Bay. We’ll go onto for a pleasant wine tasting tour and visit the historical architecture, which houses the winery Otaru Bine, once used as the central branch of the Hokkaido Bank. Then on to the Otaru Canal, enjoy your free time to explore the streets. For lunch, you can enjoy a buffet meal at Grand Park Otaru, which offers mainly Western and Chinese cuisine, and desert. After lunch we will visit Tanaka Shuzou Brewery where visitors can sample Japanese sake. After sampling, enjoy your free time to explore the unique sweets shops near the Kitaichi Glass and Otaru Music Box Museum where you can breathe the nostalgic air of Taisho Period. This tour also originates in Otaru which is convenient to visitors staying in Otaru.



8:40 Sapporo Park Hotel
9:00 Sapporo Grand Hotel
9:15 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Via Nishi 5 Chome
  Sapporo Kita IC
  Otaru IC
10:15 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
10:25~10:40 Former Hokkaido Bank Main Branch (Wine Shop Otaru Bine tour, tasting and shopping)【15min】
  Via Sakaimachi Ave.
10:45~11:40 Otaru Canal Bus Terminal(visit for 55min ・※②the sweets coupon is available here for extra pay)
12:00~13:20 ※①Grand Park Otaru (buffet meal consisting mainly of Italian, Chinese cuisine and desert )【80min】
13:30~14:00 ※②Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura(visit / tasting)【30 min】
14:05~15:50 Kitaichi Glass and ※③Otaru Music Box Museum ※④Kitakaro ( free time )【105 min】
16:15~16:35 Glass Studio in Otaru (free time )【20min】
16:55 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  Otaru IC
  Sapporo Nishi IC
17:30 Nishimachi Kita 20 cho-me (Miyanosawa Subway Station)
17:45 Kita 1 jo Nishi 12 cho-me(disembarkation possible)
17:55 Sapporo Grand Hotel (Kita 1 Jo Nishi 4-chome disembarkation possible)
18:05 Sapporo Clock Tower
18:10 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
18:20 Sapporo Park Hotel
  • ※①Buffet-style lunch consisting mainly of Italian, Chinese cuisine and desert (70 min) The lunch buffet is free for children under elementary school.
  • ※②Tasting after observing the factory (guided tour)
  • ※③The bus will let passengers off at the Kitaichi Glass Factory Sango Kan stop and return for pick up 5 min. before time of departure.
  • ※④TShow the bus ticket stub at Kitakaro and receive a set of “Hamanasu no Koi” cookies.
  • ◎You can get off the bus at Otaru Station Bus Terminal.
  • ※Glass workshop at the Glass Studio in Otaru is closed every Tuesday. (Its store is open.) You can get a 10 % discount for the items of Glass Studio in Otaru when you show your bus ticket stub.
    Caution: Mt. Tengu Ropeway will not be open due to maintenace.

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※Colored days are operating days.


Special Notes

※Lunch time at Grand Park is usually at 12:00 but may changed to 13:00 due to various reasons. In such case, the itinerary will be changed as follows.
Otaru Canal Bus Terminal(free time 10:40~11:35 →Sakai-machi street→Kitaichi Glass, Otaru Music Box Museum and Kitakaro ( free time ) 11:45~12:55→Grand Park Otaru ( buffet-style lunch )→Wing Bay Otaru ( free time ) 13:10~14:35→Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura 14:45~15:15→The Glass Studio in Otaru 15:45-16:05-> Otaru Station Bus Terminal 16:20 The stops at each destination after will be cut 30 min. short.