Explore Otaru & Yoichi
  • Explore Otaru & Yoichi

    Visit the beautiful seaside city of Otaru, known for glasswork, great seafood, desserts and distilleries. 

    In the morning, head into Yoichi Distillary, where the world-famous Nikka Whiskey is produced.  

    Continue on for a tour of Otaru city for some relaxing time spent along the canal and historic Sakaimachi street area and a delicious seafood lunch.

    Finally, take the ropeway up Tengu Mountain to see the panoramic views of Otaru Port and Ishikari Bay. 

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Travel Hokkaido, 4 Kita 6-jo Nishi Sapporo Station North Exit, Kita, Sapporo 060-0807 Hokkaido

    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

    Stop At: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, 7-6 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun 046-0003 Hokkaido

    Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Yoichi-cho, Japan

    Stop At: Otaru Canal, Minatomachi, Otaru 047-0007 Hokkaido

    Otaru Canal, Otaru, Japan

    Stop At: Otaru Sakaimachi Street, Ironai, Otaru 047-0027 Hokkaido

    Otaru Sakaimachi Street, Otaru, Japan

    Stop At: MT. Tengu Ropeway, 2-chōme-16-14 Mogami, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0023, Japan

    MT. Tengu Ropeway, 2 Chome-16-14 最上 Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

    Informacion Adicional
    "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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio9:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Sapporo Station, 3 Chome-4 Chome Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0806, Japan

    • Duración: 9 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Transport by private vehicle

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entry/Admission - Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - MT. Tengu Ropeway
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 2 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Hui Li B
      Publicado el Lunes, 04 de noviembre del 2019

      Had a great time with the tour guide Marion and a couple from California. The place is shopping haven with so many shops to see, shop and eat.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Clement C
      Publicado el Lunes, 10 de diciembre del 2018

      Our visit to the Nikka Distillery in Yoichi was quite informative. Learning about the whisky-making process and the romance between the founder and his Scottish wife. There are interesting bits of information about the early days of Nikka. For the drinkers, there is the paid bar or the free sampling of three types of alcohol made by Nikka. Of course visit the shop for Nikka whiskies available only at the shop or get a Mount Fuji-inspired glass for drinking or for displaying. Otaru reminds me of Venice's Murano -- lots of glass items and decorations. The Christmas theme really puts you in the mood. There are beautiful music boxes and clocks so the temptation to buy is huge. Lunch at a local seafood restaurant was memorable. Lastly, a trip up Mount Tengu for a night view of Ishikari Bay and the Shakotan Peninsula puts one at peace and wonderment. To give an idea of how great the view is, there was a couple taking wedding photos in a suit and gown -- amid freezing temperatures and snow -- talk about brave.And all this is brought to life by the guides -- Rio and Hestia -- with support from their colleague Erika. They really make you feel at home.

        Calificación General: 10/10

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