2017/04/22

2017 Otaru City Map

OTARU CITY MAP


Here is the renewed city map along with a quick guide to the major tourist attractions near the JR Otaru Station. 

                                                                                 (please click on map to download)

 Otaru City Central Map


                        
 Otaru City and Surrounding Area


                                                   


It is a quick ten-minute walk from the JR Otaru Station down to the Canal Plaza Tourist Information Center and Otaru Canal.  Once you exit the station, continue going straight down the street right in front (Chuodori Street) to reach the Otaru Canal.
  
 JR Otaru Station

    


 10-minute walk 
Canal Plaza Tourist Information Center 
and Otaru Canal

   



 5-minute walk along the canal 


        


Asakusa Bridge & Asakusa Bridge Tourist Information Center


   

 3-minute walk 

Sakaimachidori Shopping Street
(Highlighted in GREEN on the map)
Taisho Glass

Kitaichi Glass / Kitaichi Hall
  

LeTAO / Marchen Crossroads
  
Music Box Museum / Steam Clock
  


If you're heading toward Sapporo by train, you can turn around and go back to JR Otaru Station 
OR
if you're short on time, it is an additional
10-minute walk  to
  
 JR Minami Otaru Station
  
All trains (Rapid, Semi-Rapid and Local) departing from JR Otaru Station heading to Sapporo stop at this station as well.


We look forward to seeing you!



2017/03/25

Tenguyama Ropeway Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway Winter Season will 
end Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Before heading into summer season, Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway
 will close temporarily for maintenance.


◇◆   Winter Season Last Day   

March 26, 2017 (Sunday)


◇◆   CLOSED for Maintenance   

March 27 (Monday) - April 14 (Friday)


◇◆   2017 Summer Season   

April 15 (Saturday) - Nov. 5 (Sunday)

◇◆  Business Hours  

9:24 ~ 21:00
(Peak Period 9:00~)

◇◆  Fare  

Round-Trip    Adult  1,140 yen Child  570 yen

◇◆  Other Facilities  

Tenguyama Slide and Chipmunk Park are expected to open late May. Please contact Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway for further information.


◇◆ Contact ◆◇

Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway ☎ 0134-33-7381










2017/02/24

Otaru Aquarium: CLOSED February 27~March 17



The Otaru Aquarium Winter Season will end on Sunday, February 26 
and they will reopen on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 


Last Day of Winter Season
February 26, 2017 (Sunday)
Business Hours: Daily 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm 
                    (last entry at 3:30 pm)


CLOSED 
February 27 (Monday) ~ March 17, 2017 (Friday)

OPEN
March 18, 2017 (Saturday)
Business Hours: Daily 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm 
                    (last entry at 4:30 pm)


Don't miss the adorable Penguin Snow Walk!





or the Pelican Indoor Walk!


There are lots of other shows and exhibits so be sure to stop by!




 Otaru Aquarium

3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru City,Hokkaido 047-0047, Japan
Phone:+(81)134-33-1400 http://otaru-aq.jp   
E-mail: info@otaru-aq.jp

2017/01/26

2017 Otaru Snow Light Path Festival


雪-- キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪--キャンドル--雪

   OTARU SNOW LIGHT PATH   
 
Feb. 3, 2017 (Friday)  Feb. 12, 2017 (Sunday)
 5:00  9:00 pm


This year marks the 19th anniversary of the popular festival that welcomes over 500,00 visitors from all over the world.  For 10 days, the city is illuminated by flickering candle lit glass floats and small snow statues, creating an atmosphere right out of a fairy tale. 

キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル

きらきらき Opening Ceremony ききらきら

February 3, 2017 (Friday)  
5:00 pm ~
Otaru Canal Asakusa Bridge

                                                                                                                  last year's opening ceremony

キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル  キャンドル

きらきらき Mt. Tengu Opening Event ききらきら

February 3, 2017 (Friday)  
6:30 pm ~

Lighting Ceremony
Taiko Drumming Performance
Snow Sculpture Light Up
Fireworks
Torchlight Parade




 We look forward to seeing you!!