Otaru Tourism

Otaru (小樽市 Otaru-shi) is a city and port in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan, northwest of Sapporo. The city faces the Ishikari Bay, and has long served as the main port of the bay. With its many historical buildings, Otaru is a popular tourist destination. Because it is a 25-minute drive from Sapporo, it has recently grown as a bedroom community. As of 31 July, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 131,706 with 67,308 households and a population density of 541.71 persons per km² (1,403.0 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 243.13 km2 (93.87 sq mi). Although it is the largest city in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, the subprefecture's capital is the more centrally located Kutchan.

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Otaru in Japan awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Otaru. A gripping city on its own right, Sapporo-shi also deserves a visit. Sapporo-shi is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Odori Park, Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, Clock Tower. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Otaru.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Otaru

  • Otaru Rickshaw Tour
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  • Know the pollution level of Otaru before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Otaru for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Otaru.

    • Burglary and Theft 4.69 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 3.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 1.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 93.75 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 3.33 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 1.56 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 6.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 93.19 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 72.32 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.41 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 85.03 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.17 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 86.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Otaru

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.4 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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