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Otaru overview

Nature lovers can visit Ironaifuto Park and Temiya Cave while in Otaru. Make it a point to see sights like Otaru City Art Museum and Otaru City General Museum Ungakan. Otaru is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Otaru

A welcoming city, Otaru has a variety of hotels and other lodging options. There are 18 hotels in Otaru and you can shop as many as 194 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%. We have room prices as low as 16 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Otaru as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 3 5-star hotels from 85 USD per night
  • • 46 4-star hotels from 47 USD per night
  • • 81 3-star hotels from 34 USD per night
  • • 18 2-star hotels from 18 USD per night

How to get to Otaru

Fly into Sapporo (OKD-Okadama), 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from the heart of Otaru.

What to see around Otaru

Fun activities like strolling the marina and skiing are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Shin Nihonkai Ferry
  • • Snow Cruise Onze
  • • Kokusai Ski Resort
  • • Yoichi Marina
  • • Sapporo Teine
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Ironaifuto Park
  • • Temiya Cave
  • • Otaru Kihinkan
  • • Otamoi Beach
  • • Mount Tengu
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Rinyu Morning Market
  • • Sapporo Jyogai Market
  • • Sapporo Crab Market
  • • Odori Bisse
  • • Daimaru Sapporo
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Otaru City Art Museum
  • • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan
  • • Tomioka Catholic Church
  • • Suitengu
  • • Asahi Observation Platform

When to visit Otaru

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 46°F day, 19°F night
  • • April-June: 69°F day, 31°F night
  • • July-September: 78°F day, 50°F night
  • • October-December: 67°F day, 22°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 7.56 inches
  • • April-June: 9.72 inches
  • • July-September: 17.13 inches
  • • October-December: 11.97 inches