Private Tour - A Tour to Discover the History of Otaru with Kimono on!

Otaru is a major tourist city in Hokkaido famous for its canal. Most of the tourists visit the “southern part” of the canal but you will visit the “northern part”! The northern part still has the scenery it used to have when Otaru was a flourishing port town!
The attraction of this tour is the kimono experience! You will wear a kimono and walk around the area. A professional kimono clerk will help you put it on! The tasteful scenery of the northern part fits very well with kimono. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
You will visit a café using a historic building, a knick-knack store dealing with high-quality merchandise, and Otaru sake shop!
Let’s go on to your Otaru canal tour!
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Otaru, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Otaru is a major tourist city in Hokkaido famous for its canal. Most of the tourists visit the “southern part” of the canal but you will visit the “northern part”! The northern part still has the scenery it used to have when Otaru was a flourishing port town!
The attraction of this tour is the kimono experience! You will wear a kimono and walk around the area. A professional kimono clerk will help you put it on! The tasteful scenery of the northern part fits very well with kimono. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
You will visit a café using a historic building, a knick-knack store dealing with high-quality merchandise, and Otaru sake shop!
Let’s go on to your Otaru canal tour!

Itinerary
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Stop At: きもの辻忠, 1-1 Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0027, Japan

Rental Kimono Recycle Kimono Tsujichu: Have a kimono experience here! The clerks will help you put it on so you don’t have to worry even it is your first time to wear a kimono! The northern part of the Otaru canal fits very well with kimono!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chuo Bridge, Minatomachi, Otaru 047-0007 Hokkaido

Let’s start your tour to the northern part of the Otaru canal. This spot is a bridge on Otaru canal. The image of the Otaru canal on magazines and TV shows are taken from a different angle but the image you can take at this spot is also beautiful and not so famous, which makes it a special picture for you!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Unga Park, 3 Chome Ironai, Otaru 047-0031 Hokkaido

A park that tells you that Otaru used to be one of the major spots for trading in Hokkaido. You will see the old Otaru canal on the way to the park. It still remains the old scenery which used to be there!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Otaru Goldstone, 3-3-21 Ironai Old Shibusawa Warehouse, Otaru 047-0031 Hokkaido

A café using a historic building. The coffee you will have in a profound brick warehouse is superb! Let’s have a break here!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 3-chōme-2-5 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0031, Japan

Tanaka Shuzo: A sake brewery established in 1899. You can try 10 different kinds of sake in the shop made from wood which is designated as a historic monument by the city! Find your favorite sake!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: vivre sa vie+mi-yyu, 2-chōme-4-7 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0031, Japan

vivre savie + mi-yyu: A knick-knack shop dealing with merchandise with good taste from all over the world. It is the best place to find your souvenir! The building is designated as a historic structure by the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Site of Temiya Line, Otaru Hokkaido

A ruin of a railway which was essential not only to the prosperity of Otaru but of Hokkaido itself! The nostalgic atmosphere with a kimono is a perfect match! Pictures taken here are popular on SNS. Let’s take pictures here and get many “Like”s!

Duration: 1 hour