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Otaru overview

Otaru is a friendly locale distinct for its hot springs and oceanfront, and known for its marina and shops. You're sure to enjoy all of the seafood and coffee options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Sapporo JR Tower and Hokkaido Shrine. Popular attractions like Sapporo Beer Museum and Historical Museum of Hokkaido are sure to leave an impression. Whatever you're into, Otaru has something for you.

Where to stay in Otaru

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Otaru has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Otaru with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Otaru hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Otaru hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Otaru

Fly in to Sapporo (OKD-Okadama), 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from downtown Otaru. Sapporo (CTS-New Chitose) is the next closest major airport, 44.8 mi (72.1 km) away.

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
Its beaches, hot springs, and mountain views offer a glimpse of the natural beauty and favorite spots include:
  • • Ironaifuto Park
  • • Park Otaru
  • • Temiya Cave
  • • Otamoi Beach
  • • Shioya Beach
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 popular places in the area include:
  • • Sapporo JR Tower
  • • Sapporo Beer Museum
  • • Historical Museum of Hokkaido
  • • Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium
  • • Hokkaido Shrine

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