Otaru has something for everybody. History enthusiasts will love the old port quarter and canal area with its heritage buildings and especially the Herring Mansion. Wine lovers can sample sake in the local distillery, and collectors will rejoice in the traditional locally made music boxes in the Music Box Museum.
The easiest way around Otaru is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary.
Travelers can also opt to buy the following pass to get around:
We recommend staying here for about two days.