2 days in Otaru & Yoichi-gun Itinerary

2 days in Otaru & Yoichi-gun Itinerary

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2 days in Otaru & Yoichi-gun Itinerary

Start: Otaru
1
Otaru
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Yoichi-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Otaru

1
day
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tengu, stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, then steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, and finally don't miss a visit to JR Otaru Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Otaru planning site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are New Chitose Airport, Asahikawa Airport and Hakodate Airport. December in Otaru sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Nature Shopping Parks
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
JR Otaru Station
JR Otaru Station

1
night
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Hiyamizu Toge Karudera Viewing Platform, don't miss a visit to Old Yoichi Fukuhara Gyojo, contemplate the long history of Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, then get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally experience rural life at Asadaen Farm.

For maps and tourist information, use the Yoichi-cho attractions planner.

Drive from Otaru to Yoichi-cho in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hiyamizu Toge Karudera Viewing Platform
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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