2017/06/18

2017 Otaru City Travel Brochure "Motto Motto Otaru"

"Motto Motto Otaru"
Otaru City Travel Brochure

 Motto Motto Otaru (English)
         (click on  image to download contents)

Our travel brochure, "Motto Motto Otaru"
which translates to "More and More to/of Otaru,"
packed with information about all the city has to offer
is now available in English!

From the must-visit Otaru Canal and Sakaimachidori Shopping Street
to the lesser known off the beaten path spots, look no further
for all the best places to visit and eat during your stay in Otaru!

The city map is included in the booklet, but if you would like to
 print out just the map, please click on the images below.

Central Otaru Map
Central Otaru Map

Greater Otaru Map
 Greater Otaru Map

We look forward to seeing you soon!!



2017/05/04

2017 Otaru Sakura Map

🌸 OTARU SAKURA MAP 🌸

Spring is here!
The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days
and sakura cherry blossoms around the city are starting to bloom.
A couple of places were already in full-bloom this morning!
Check out the below map for some of the best
sakura viewing spots in the city!


 Otaru Sakura Map
 Otaru Sakura Map_back

①    Temiya Park 
Located near the Otaru Museum, enjoy the Temiya Botanical Garden along with the approximately 700 Ezo Mountain (Sargent’s) and Yoshino cherry trees that bloom early to mid-May.
Address:  2 Chome Temiya  
Tel 0134-32-4111 (ext. 349, 426)
Parking 40 spaces
Restrooms4 locations (3 inside Temiya Botanical Gardens), 
                      accessible (handicap) available
Bus        Otaru Canal Terminal 
                               【 ⑩ Otaru Aquarium 
                 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
                               Gate 3【 ⑩ Otaru Aquarium 【 ⑪ Otaru Aquarium
                         10-minute walk from “Temiya” bus stop
Car:  10 minutes from Otaru Station

    Nagahashi Naebo Park 
Approximately 3,000 Ezo Mountain (Sargent’s) cherry trees bloom early to mid-May. It's not rare to spot a black woodpecker that is designated as a nationally protected species in this forest park.
Address:  1 Chome 53 Banchi Saiwai  
Tel:  0134-32-4111 (ext. 349, 426)
Parking:  40 spaces  
Restrooms:  2 locations, accessible (handicap) available
Bus From outside Otaru Station Bus Terminal (in front of the Post Office)
       Bus Stop C 【 ⑰ Shioya 】【 ⑱ Yoichi
       Bus Stop D 【 ⑧ Otamoi 【 ㊳ Otamoi / Parute Chikko
                         10-minute walk from “Naebo Doori” bus stop   
Car15 minutes from Otaru Station

③    Otaru Park 
In addition to sakura cherry trees, this park is famous for the many azaleas (the city flower) that bloom throughout. From early to mid-May approximately 900 Ezo Mountain (Sargent’s) cherry trees and Yoshino cherry trees are in bloom.
Address 5 Chome Hanazono  
Tel:  0134-32-4111 (ext. 349, 426)
Parking25 spaces   
Restrooms 4 locations, accessible (handicap) available
Bus Across from Otaru Station Bus Terminal (in front of Nagasakiya/Don Quijote building)
       Bus Stop F【 #24 
       Bus Stop G【 #6, #16 
       Bus Stop H【 #1, #2, #3, #38, #42 
                        ➤ 5-min walk from “Hanazono Koendori” bus stop
On Foot: 15-minute walk from Otaru Station   
Car 10 minutes from Otaru Station

④    Suitengu Shrine 
Yoshino and Ezo Mountain (Sargent’s) cherry trees bloom early to mid-May at this shrine overlooking the Otaru Port and Sakaimachi. (A historic building designated by the City of Otaru)
Address3 Ban 1 Go Aioi-cho  
Tel:  0134-22-3495   
Parking: 10 spaces
Restrooms: 1 location
Bus:  From Otaru Station Bus Terminal
      ★ Gate 1【 Express Bus to Sapporo 
                         get off at “Suitengu Shrine”  
Car:  10 minutes from Otaru Station
                         
    Tenjoji Temple 
The 30 Yoshino cherry trees against the beautiful Japanese temple backdrop is a must see.   The best time to view the blossoms is early May. (The main temple is a historic building designated by the City of Otaru.) 
Address 4 Chome 32 Ban 1 Go Irifune  
Tel:  0134-23-0975  
Parking30 spaces   
RestroomsYES 
Bus Across from Otaru Station Bus Terminal (in front of Nagasakiya/Don Quijote building)
       Bus Stop F #24 Yamatenakadorisen 
                         1-minute walk from “Kita Gasu Mae” bus stop 
Car:  10 minutes from Otaru Station

    Mt. Tengu 
Tengu Sakura, the 100 year old Ezo Mountain (Sargent’s) cherry tree at the top of Mt.Tengu, is the last cherry tree to bloom in Otaru (mid-May).
Tel:  0134-33-7381 (Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway) 
Parking250 spaces (at the foot of the mountain)
Restrooms:  2 locations at the mountaintop, accessible (handicap) available
Bus From Otaru Canal Terminal or Otaru Station Bus Terminal (Gate 4)
      【 ⑨ Tenguyama Ropeway bus
                         get off at last stop “Tenguyama Ropeway
                         ride the 4-minute ropeway to the top 
Car15 minutes from Otaru Station

    Hiraiso Park 
Approximately 100 Yoshino, Ezo Mountain (Sargent’s) and Yaezakura (double-flowered) cherry trees bloom during mid-May at this little oasis for locals located on top of a hill where you get a nice view of the Chikko area and Otaru Port Marina.
Address 20 Ban Wakatake-cho  
Tel:  0134-32-4111 (ext. 349, 426)
Parking NO   
Restrooms 2 locations 
Bus  Across from Otaru Station Bus Terminal (in front of Nagasakiya/Don Quijote building) 
       Bus Stop G【 #6 Boyodai 
       Bus Stop H【 #2 Sakura-machi 
                         10-minute walk from “Sakura-machi” bus stop 
JR Train:  20-min walk from JR Otaru Chikko Station 
Car:  10-15 minutes from Otaru Station

    JR Minami Otaru Station 
The cherry tree outside the station blooms early to mid-May and can be enjoyed from the platform.
Address: 10 Ban 7 Go Suiyoshi-cho  
Tel:  0134-23-0362   
Parking NO
Restrooms:  YES   
On Foot: 10-minute walk from Marchen Crossroads
Car10 minutes from Otaru Station



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