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Otaru: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Guide

1. Otaru: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover Otaru’s historical sites, favorite local spots, and hidden gems on a private walking tour with nationally licensed guide. Choose from a 6 or 4-hour tour, whose itinerary can be customized to fit your interests. Be introduced to some of the best spots, restaurants, and sweet shops in Otaru, a famous historical city and a popular vacation spot in Hokkaido Take a relaxing stroll through the footpath of the Otaru Canal, the most famous sightseeing spot in Otaru, running through the central area of the city. Taste fresh seafood at Otaru Sankaku Ichiba, a historic triangular market established in 1957. Get a unique souvenir at Otaru Music Box Museum, featuring a brick-clad main building that exudes a nostalgic atmosphere. Feel and touch Otaru craftsmanship at Kitaichi Glass. See the impressive glasswork created here and learn about the company’s history and the important role it played in the city’s fishing industry.

Hokkaido: 5- or 7-Day Rail Pass

2. Hokkaido: 5- or 7-Day Rail Pass

Enjoy Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido with the ease of a 5- or 7-day unlimited rail pass. Travel comfortably between Hokkaido's bustling capital city, Sapporo, and other top destinations such as Abashiri and historic Otaru. Rest in between visits in trains with spacious seats and peaceful, silent carriages. Along the way, admire scenic views of Hokkaido Prefecture. Your pass is valid for unlimited travel with JR Hokkaido Train Lines & Buses. If arriving by air, train tickets can be redeemed hassle-free at the New Chitose Airport. For visitors already on the island, tickets are available at various train stations throughout Hokkaido.

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