Otaru Snow Light Path Tour

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • View the Winter Festivals
  • Half-day afternoon tour
  • It is possible to get on the bus at Otaru Terminal
  • Exploring Otaru
Operation Period Feb 8 - Feb 16, 2020
Duration 7 hours 25 minutes
Distance 84km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal Dep. 14:10 Arr. 21:35
Otaru Station Bus Terminal Dep. 15:10 Arr. 20:25

※Includes fare for Mt. Tengu Ropeway.

みどころ PICK UP!!

Round Trip to Otaru, Awash in Evening Twilight


This year marks the 21st year since Otaru Snow Light Path started in 1999. The snow candles are set out in the atmospheric streets, which is locally handcrafted. In the evening, each candle is lit up along Otaru Canal and former Temiya Railway, creating a fantastic atmosphere. This course take you to Otaru warmed with the flaring candles for a limited period. You will first visit Kitaichi Glass and Otaru Music Box Museum where you can enjoy the sound of the orgel and twinkly light of the glass. We will have a stopover at Otaru Canal Bus Terminal for self-pay meal and enjoy your free time. You can have sushi along the “Sushiya Dori” This tour takes you upslope to the top of Mt. Tengu by rope way, you can enjoy one of the three major nightscape of Hokkaido. Held annually for 10 days, the Otaru Snow Light Path is a perfect plan to spend a romantic night in Otaru!



14:10 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Via Nishi 5 Chome
  Sapporo Kita IC
  Otaru IC
15:10 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
15:20~16:15 Kitaichi Glass and *①Otaru Music Box Museum※②Kitakaro (visit)【55 min】
16:25~16:45 Former Hokkaido Bank Central Branch (※③Wine Shop Otaru Bine)(visit /tasting / shopping)【20min】
16:50~18:50 ※④Otaru Snow Light Path on Otaru Canal Site (free time & self-pay meal) 【120 min】
19:10~20:10 ※⑤Tenguyama Ropeway (round trip) 【60 min】
20:25 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  Otaru IC
  Sapporo Nishi IC
21:00 Nishimachi Kita 20 cho-me and Miyanosawa Subway Station
21:15 Kita 1 jo Nishi 12 cho-me
21:25 Kita 1 Jo Nishi 4-chome (2 minute walk to Sapporo Grand Hotel)
21:30 Sapporo Clock Tower
21:35 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • ※①Purchase over ¥3,000 or more and recieve a bookmark(must show ticket stub).
  • ※②Show the bus ticket stub at Kitakaro and get a set of “Hamanasu no Koi” cookies.
  • ※③Enjoy tasting "hot wine." (subject to change)
  • ※④Dinner is paid by individual. (Some stores may be closed) Pick up and drop off at Otaru Canal Terminal.
    ・Show your bus ticket stub and receive a 10% discount at Otaru Bine.(there is no discount for souvenirs)
    ・Show the bus ticket stub and receive a discount for meals Hanagokoro Otaru Branch(receive 10 % discount).
    ・The bus will be parked at the Canal Terminal.
  • ★Otaru Canal Cruise (approx. 40 min)
    If you have made a reservation for the cruise, please arrive 15 minutes prior to boarding. If you are planning on boarding without reservation, arrive 15 minutes prior to the cruise you wish to board to confirm vacancy.
    Show your bus ticket stub and receive a discount. Adults ¥1,500 -> ¥1,400, children(elementary) ¥500->¥450
    Night Cruise fares applied after 17:00. After 17:00, a complimentary post card will be distributed in place of a discount.
    Adults ¥1,800 -> ¥1,650, children (elementary) ¥500-> ¥450
    Leaves every 00 30 min *One child between ages 4-6 can ride free with one adult. Child's fare applied if number of children is exceeded.
    Cruise may be cancelled in high winds and inclement weather. Reservations must be made individually. If you wish to take the cruise, make a reservation by the night before (reservations 0134-31-1733), or go directly on the day of the cruise and confirm vacancy before purchasing a ticket.
    You may not be able to board if there are large crowds.
  • ※⑤You may not be able to see the nightscape due to snow storms. If the ropeway is closed due to adverse weather conditions you will receive a souvenir in place of a ride. Show your bus ticket stub and get 10% off drinks at Mt. Tengu summit.
  • ※You will be handed a 10% discount coupon that can be used at Kitano Ryoba Otaru Canal Branch and Otaru No.5 Branch to purchase crafts, marine and agricultural products, and a 5% discount ticket for snacks(excludes drinks, alcohol, economical gift sets that include shipping and cold case costs).

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※Colored days are operating days.


Special Notes

※Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
※Duration of tour may change depending on traffic congestion or number of passengers. Buses may also be delayed, so please allow ample time for transfer to other means of transportation.
※Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the closed days or limit on tours at each facility.
※Buses may be delayed due to traffic congestion and adverse weather, so please allow ample time for transfer to other means of transportation.
※Tours may be cancelled due to disaster. Please inquire about operation schedule during adverse weather.