Otaru is a city that caters to all tastes. History buffs will appreciate the old port quarter, canal area, and heritage buildings, including the remarkable Herring Mansion. Wine connoisseurs can sample sake at the local distillery, while collectors will delight in the traditional, locally-made music boxes at the Music Box Museum. There's something for everyone in Otaru.
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.